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Kids love Salty Sports

Tuesday 11 May, 2004
National Salt Week activities started with a Salty Sports Day held at Longwood on Monday.

National Salt Week activities started with a Salty Sports Day held at Longwood on Monday.

Children from local Primary Schools participated in a series of activities to focus attention on Salinity in the Goulburn Broken catchment.

The games were facilitated by staff from Goulburn Valley Water, the Goulburn Broken CMA and Landcare Coordinators who made the activities educational as well as fun.

Children learned about salty soils, how groundwater becomes saline and steps we can take to prevent further salinity in the landscape.

CMA Board member Craig Madden, from Avenel, opened the activities and welcomed students to the Sports Day, saying that is it very important for the community to understand impacts of salinity and how it affects infrastructure as well as farmland.

Poppê Davis from the CMA said that children are very quick to embrace the concept of good land management.

“We find primary students extremely receptive to environmental issues and I am constantly amazed at the breadth of their understanding,” Ms Davis said.

Other Salt Week activities include classroom presentations in schools throughout the catchment over the next fortnight and another Salty Sports Day has been scheduled for Kilmore.

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11th May 2004

Contact: Poppê Davis
Dryland Community Liaison Officer
Goulburn Broken CMA
Ph1 5797 2001 Ph2 5761 1540
Mob 0427 866 328