Keep Australia Beautiful

Clean beach prize awarded to Angels

ANGELS BEACH at Ballina has taken out the Environmental Protection Award at the NSW Clean Beach Challenge held at Taronga Zoo Park in Sydney last Friday.

The beach is no stranger to success, having won 21 regional, state and national awards from Keep Australia Beautiful NSW and government authorities.

In 2006, Angels Beach was the NSW winner of the Community Partnership and Action Award, runner-up for the Young Legends Award and national winner of Planet Ark's Threatened Ecosystems Network Award.

Last Friday's award recognises outstanding accomplishment in the protection and commitment to the preservation of local fauna and flora.

Measures being taken to protect the Angels Beach environment include extensive weed control and the establishment of a working group to combat the pandanus palm hopper pest.

Planning is also under way for the formalisation of all beach access tracks and consolidation of beach infrastructure. “This award indicates the local community is doing some really fantastic work,” Peter McLean, chief executive officer of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW, said.

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