Winners are Grinners!! EstuaryWatch Victoria wins a Victorian Coastal Award
On Thursday May 18 EstuaryWatch Victoria won a Victorian Coastal Award for Community Engagement. Congratulations to EstuaryWatch volunteers and coordinators on this fantastic achievement. The Victorian Coastal Awards are hosted by the Victorian Coastal Council and are a chance for the Victorian Government to recognise and celebrate the people and organisations that make such a difference to managing and protecting our spectacular coastal and marine environments.
There were four finalists in the Community Engagement category
- EstuaryWatch Victoria
- Beach Patrol Australia
- Barwon Estuary Project
- Middle Island Project Working Group
Rose Herben accepts the award on behalf of EstuaryWatch Victoria.
Barwon River EstuaryWatchers celebrate winning the award.
Curdies River and Gellibrand River EstuaryWatchers celebrate winning the award.
Hopkins River and Merri River EstuaryWatchers celebrate winning the award.
The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change presented the award to EstuaryWatch Victoria. The Victorian Coastal Council described the EstuaryWatch program as “fast becoming a global leader in collecting, storing and communicating long term data sets in estuary condition”.
A special mention to Marg O’Toole, Curdies River EstuaryWatcher. Marg won the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award. This is awarded to an individual in recognition of their significant long-term contribution to the protection and improvement of Victoria’s coastal and marine environment. Marg O’Toole has been a key contributor to coastal and marine research, planning, management and environmental education for over 25 years.