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Date posted: 23 October 2013
The town of Wujal Wujal, 30 kilometres north of Cape Tribulation, has been named one of Queensland's tidiest towns for 2013, winning the Environmental protection award at a ceremony in Cairns.
Packaging Stewardship Forum's General Manager, Chris Jefferys, presented the prize to Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council Mayor, Cr Clifford Harrison, for the Indigenous community's Bush foods revegetation project and Bloomfield Valley Horse management program. Mr Jefferys described the programs as 'outstanding, as they brought together social, economic and environmental outcomes.'
The Bloomfield Valley Horse management program addresses the feral horse problem in the Bloomfield Valley, and is jointly managed with Cairns Regional Council, Wujal Wujal Regional Council and the Cook Shire Council. The revegetation project aims to reduces erosion within the land corridor and includes over 1200 native plants, many with traditional uses for food, fibre and medicine.
Nearly 50 towns competed from all around the state in 10 categories.
Source: Port Douglas News