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The town sites of Cowaramup and Margaret River took out State category wins from the 2018 Tidy Towns Sustainable Community Awards held on Friday 21 September 2018 in Perth.
Cowaramup won the state title in Environmental Education for the Year 6 Primary School project Catching Gold which involved students and teachers working together to rid Duggan Dam of introduced goldfish.
Margaret River was recognised for its Young Legend, the incumbent Shire of Augusta Margaret River Community Development Trainee, Ladriel Hackett, who has demonstrated an emphasis on sustainability while working with the local Youth Advisory Council.
Shire Waste Education and Project Officer, Jackie Dickson, said that the wins are a fantastic acknowledgement of the effort our community puts in to make our Shire such a wonderful place to live.
“We had so many great initiatives up for awards this year and I’d like to congratulate everyone who was involved in projects that were entered into the Tidy Towns competition,” she said.
Margaret River was also a finalist in overall State category and Community Action and Wellbeing, which acknowledged the Transition Margaret River Open Coffee Club, which operates at the Organic Gardens every Saturday.
Augusta was a finalist in the Environmental Education category which featured the work done by the Environmental Research Group Augusta and their efforts to preserve the Donovan Street bushland.
The group’s published book Augusta’s Kings Park, which details the history of the project, will be out soon.
“The Shire congratulates Collie who won the overall WA Tidy Towns title. We look forward to participating in the competition again next year,” Ms Dickson said.

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