Clean4Shore voted Australia’s favourite Landcare project

Graham Johnson receiving the People’s Choice Award on behalf of Clean4Shore.

New South Wales Coastcare group Clean4Shore won the coveted People’s Choice Award at the National Landcare Awards held in October.

Operating on the Central Coast, Clean4Shore was chosen above 64 other national finalists by receiving the most votes from the Australian public in an online poll in the lead-up to the 2018 National Landcare Awards gala dinner.

It is the only award among all 11 handed out that is voted on by the public and not a judging panel.

Each year, Clean4Shore leads up to 70 field trips: engaging the community, schools, disability, indigenous and business groups in the removal of plastic and polystyrene around the Hawkesbury River, Brisbane Waters and Tuggerah Lakes.

Volunteer groups led by Clean4Shore remove garbage from waterways while simultaneously educating themselves about the Central Coast foreshores and mangroves.

Graham Johnson was very excited to win this esteemed award on behalf of the group.

“I’m very proud that Landcarers have voted for litter management,” Graham said.

“I have a great support group from my Facebook page, and from people that follow our program who are willing to get out there and do something about the litter in our waterways.

“This is a pretty big achievement for us. It makes it all worthwhile.”

Read more about all the 2018 National Landcare Award winners.

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