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Cabarita set to clean up awards

Cabarita Beach won the Clean Beaches Award last year. John Gass
Cabarita Beach won the Clean Beaches Award last year. John Gass John Gass

WITH a big win for their clean beaches already under their belts, Cabarita Beach residents once again welcomed a Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Clean Beaches Award 2012 assessor to inspect the beaches on Tuesday.

Cabarita Beach is one of six beaches entered in the Northern Rivers region.

"As last year's winners we are very proud of the cleanliness of our beach front and the variety of coastal features," Cabarita Dune Care coordinator, Faye Nash said.

"The locals really care about the beach and help in many ways.

"They use the bins and walkways.

"There were three weddings on the beach on Sunday and it was just beautiful.

"Not a bit of rubbish was left behind."

Cabarita has three shorelines- the patrolled main beach, secluded Norries Cove and the powerful southerly stretch called Maggies Beach.

All three vistas are visible from the imposing Norries Headland.

Clean Beach Assessor, Natalie Turner toured the main beach, Norries Cove and through the Pandanus Walk to the Headland.

Escorted by Cabarita Dune Care co-ordinators Faye Nash and Annie Pollard, she observed the Aboriginal midden and then wandered along the newly planted Bush Tucker Track.

In July, Bogangar students had assisted planting this new 5km bush track which meets Goanna Track at Maggie's Beach.

School Captain Dominque Lonsdale and friend Macie-Lee McFarlane told Ms Turner about their five year history of planting over 2500 trees in the coastal fringe with Dune Care volunteers.

The Clean Beaches Awards not only recognize those who work hard to improve and maintain their local beach, but also those who raise the profile of the winning beaches, draw tourism to the area and assist in the attraction of funding to further protect and improve the beach.

"Fingal Head, Hastings Point, Wooli Main Beach and Byron Bay Main Beach are also competing for the titles, making it a strong competition," Ms Nash said.
 

Topics:  cabarita, dunecare



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