Swimming team go green for the environment
09 December 2014
Members of the Whyalla Stingers Swimming Squad received more than just awards for their efforts in the pool at their Annual Presentation Night this week.
More than 20 squad members were awarded certificates from Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula to recognise the time they have donated to support the local environment in the past year.
Natural Resources Officer Kate Brocklehurst said the Whyalla Stingers have had an exciting year, spending countless hours learning about the environment and helping plants and animals.
"Getting a sports team involved in environmental programs is such a great concept, as they get to serve the community, learn lots, and get a work out, all while having fun and bonding as a team," Ms Brocklehurst said.
"Being out in nature is also a terrific way to get a break from life's stresses."
"The swimmers have done so much this year and they are always keen to get out and help. It was really nice to be able to thank them officially at the awards night."
Swimmer Jamie Matsen said volunteering to support the environment has been a great experience and something the squad members have all enjoyed.
"We've done great stuff with Kate, including learning all about mangroves and helping clean them up; we've been to the conservation park to do Malleefowl surveys; and we've done a lot of revegetation in Whyalla and at Fitzgerald Bay."
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