Get into the green with NaturallyGC

28 June 2016

Mayor Tom Tate today met the City’s young ‘enviro warrior’ as part of the launch of the 2016-17 NaturallyGC program.

“Our youth are the future and to meet Patrick Brabant on the day we launch the 2016-17 NaturallyGC program is fitting. His passion for the environment is second to none and I applaud his enthusiasm.’’

Cr Tate said his vision for the next four years was to “open up the green space’’ we own.

“I want it unlocked for everyone to enjoy, not just the selfish few. We have invested $38.6 million in the 2016-17 City Budget for conservation and the environment and NaturallyGC is high on that agenda.

“The program connects the community with nature through more than 800 free and low-cost environment-based workshops, activities and sustainable nature-based recreation.

“Seeing and experiencing nature first hand is the best way to engender a sense of environmental responsibility and leave a lasting legacy. Just ask Patrick!”

Enviro warrior Patrick, 13, is a positive role model for connecting youth and the coast community with our natural assets.

“I am looking forward to taking part in some of the events and posting blogs about them throughout the year,” Patrick said.

NaturallyGC activities on offer include guided bushwalks, tree planting, nature photography, kids’ nature play, citizen science, bush tucker and tree planting.

You can download the NaturallyGC program at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/naturallygc or pick up a copy from your local library. 

For more about Patrick, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/envirowarrior or  http://www.patsendangeredanimals.com

 

 

 

Get into the green with NaturallyGC photo