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Shire of Denmark supports environmental education by funding local events and workshops

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Shire of Denmark revegetation officer Mark Parre.
Camera IconShire of Denmark revegetation officer Mark Parre. Credit: Craig Carter/RegionalHUB

Denmark environmental education programs and community events have been given a funding and in-kind support boost from the Shire of Denmark’s sustainability budget.

Organisations including Green Skills, Earthrise Production, Denmark Bird Group and South Coast Bush Care Services were successful in securing support to run a range of community education programs after an expressions of interest process earlier this year.

The programs and events include workshops on plant propagations, guided walks in peri-urban reserves, brochures on flora fauna and learning about the cultural significance of bushland areas.

Other programs that were successful in securing support were waste audits and waste education workshops, an eco film festival, wetland and weed management and an arts festival celebrating indigenous heritage cultural values of the Wilson Inlet Nullaki.

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Shire president Ceinwen Gearon said supporting public education programs was important for sustainability in the community.

“By offering our support to these educational activities we hope even more members of our community will be able to access the incredible bank of knowledge which exists in our community,” she said.

“We’re also pleased to continue our community leadership in the sustainability space which we committed to do when we adopted our sustainability strategy and action plan a year ago.”

One of the programs that secured support is the Mini Eco-Film Festival set to take place at the Denmark Civic Centre on April 1 at 7pm.

The festival will showcase series of short films including A Pibulman Wadandi Man with elder Wayne Webb, Bushland Healer featuring Mark Pare and On Country at Tootanellup with elder Lynette Knapp.

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