NEWS of more gold in Tathra is making waves in the seaside town.
After Friday’s report of the Tathra Preschool’s gold star with a National Quality Standard “exceeding” rating, it was also revealed the Tathra Beach Family Park has its own gold medal announcement.
The park has been awarded the industry’s Gold Gumnut eco certification for dedication and outstanding achievements in environmentally sustainable initiatives.
The Gumnut Awards serve as an eco-rating program for the caravan and camping industry.
The industry recognised Tathra’s initiatives in energy saving such as installing energy efficient barbecues throughout the park, the creation of an annual van precinct resulting in improved energy efficiency and the reduction of car movement in the park.
Park manager Carmen Risby was delighted at the announcement.
“Wow! We are thrilled that the industry has recognised our efforts towards sustainability through this award,” she said.
“We are absolutely committed to improving our environment, and I think this award is testimony to this mission.
“I also think this proves that no matter how small your business or household, you can make a difference.
“We are so very glad that our little park is making a difference,” Ms Risby said.
Carmen said there is more work to come with over 1000 native and indigenous species of trees and plants to be planted in the next 12 months.
“We will continue to work hard on our energy-saving initiatives and waste reduction measures to reduce our environmental footprint.”
Park co-owner Frankie J Holden was present at the awards ceremony to accept the award on behalf of Tathra Beach Family Park.