Search on for cleanest beaches
Calling all coastal communities of the Clarence Valley ? gain recognition for your pristine beaches by entering the 2006 Clean Beach Challenge.
Now in their sixth year, the awards run by Keep Australia Beautiful, New South Wales, encourage and recognise coastal communities, local councils, volunteers and surf lifesaving clubs who focus on anti-litter initiatives, dune and habitat conservation, and other programs which enhance the beach environment.
Clean Beach Challenge organiser Peter McLean will be visiting North Coast communities to encourage people to enter their favourite beach.
"Winter is the time of year when beachside councils and community groups can catch their collective breathes and assess their beach's needs for the next busy summer season," Mr McLean said.
"The North Coast beaches are beautiful, unique and second to none in the world ? the challenge is to keep them that way."
Supporter of the Clean Beach Challenge and six-times world surfing champion Layne Beachley said Australia had the most beautiful beaches in the world and people should do whatever it took to keep our coastlines clean and pristine.
"I encourage everyone to chip in and help their community to win the Keep Australia Beautiful 2006 Clean Beach Challenge," she said.
Anyone who is interested in entering the Clean Beach Challenge should contact Peter McLean on (02)9633 3380.