Celebrating World Environment Day with Pacific Hydro

2 June 2014

Pacific Hydro invites community members living in the Portland area to join us in celebrating World Environment Day on Thursday 5 June at Nuns Beach between 10 – 12 noon.

As part of an ongoing revegetation project that has been taking place over the last three years and will culminate this year, everyone is welcome to join in planting native coastal trees and shrubs.

All volunteers will be provided with protective equipment and materials, however we recommend wearing warm, comfortable clothing and protective footwear.  A free BBQ lunch will be provided.

Pacific Hydro has partnered with the Glenelg Shire Council and a number of local organisations over the past three years to facilitate this work. Local organisations who are involved include Portland Aluminium, Seawinds Nursery, Greening Australia, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Portland Coastal Cliffs Inc, Bayview College, St John’s Lutheran School, Portland South Primary School and the Portland Young Professionals Network.

Mr Lane Crockett, Pacific Hydro’s executive general manager for Australia, thanked everyone for their support of the project and congratulated local residents for demonstrating their ongoing commitment to improving the local environment.

“Pacific Hydro is proud to be partnering with such a range of local organisations on this wonderful community event,” Mr Crockett said.

“It has been great to see the efforts of all involved at this iconic local spot over the years to reduce erosion.”

2014 marks the fourth and final year for the World Environment Day Nuns Beach Project. Previous programs for World Environment Day in Portland stopped running due to funding withdrawals, but a smaller scale program was subsequently revived by Pacific Hydro in 2010. Since then, Nuns Beach has been completely revegetated, with strong community dedication to the project helping to stop the erosion that was threatening this popular beach.

World Environment Day is celebrated annually and is a day of positive action for the environment. The theme of World Environment Day for 2014 is ‘Raise your voice, not the sea level’.