Peter McLean and Ashley Baldry. Cabarita Beach. State Clean Beach award. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
Peter McLean and Ashley Baldry. Cabarita Beach. State Clean Beach award. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

Clean Beach Challenge efforts to be rewarded

IT'S that time again.

With much nail-biting, Dunecare groups from the Tweed Heads region wait for the results of the Clean Beaches Awards.

Cabarita scooped top honours in The Clean Beach Challenge last year.

Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Representative Peter McLean announced Maggie's Beach as the winner of the Overall Clean Beach award for the Northern Rivers region.

The beach had been the focus of an environmental rejuvenation project, which was close to the hearts of residents of the seaside village.

The community also won the Community Partnerships and Action award and was highly commended in the Environmental Protection award, Young Legends Award and Friendly Beach Award.

Hastings Point took out the Environmental Protection Award, with Fingal Head Public School winning the Young Legends award and Byron Bay main beach taking out the Friendly Beach award.

Clean Beaches - Connecting Our Coast is a new revitalised award program that has evolved from the previous Clean Beach Challenge.

The Clean Beaches program encourages diverse groups and individuals within a coastal community to form a Clean Beaches Committee and work together to identify and manage sustainability and beautification projects relevant to their beach.

The awards presentation will be held at the Cabarita Surf Lifesaving Club on November 22 at 10am.

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