Flying the flag for healthy catchments

On World Water Day last Thursday, 60 people made flags expressing their thoughts and feelings about water and catchments down at Memorial Park.

The flags were made as part of the launch of Rous Waters new community education project Rous Water Future Flags.

The project, a collaboration between Rous Water and Arts Northern Rivers, has seen flag artist Priya Woolston creating a series of flags that communicate messages about water catchment, ecosystems and sustainable water management that can be installed in public locations and at public events.

Arts projects are increasingly being recognised as a powerful tool for community education said Rous Waters Anthony Acret. Working with Arts Northern Rivers has opened our eyes to doing things differently.

Rous Water has recognised that community education is essential to maintaining healthy water ecosystems and are using the flags to help the community participate in safeguarding the future water supply.

It is important that everyone works together to make a difference because healthy catchments mean clean water and a healthy community, now and into the future. Rous water can help you get started if you are not sure where to start said Rous Waters Community Education Officer Barbara Jensen.

The flags will be available for public and community events and anybody interested in finding out more can contact Barbara Jensen on 6621 8055.

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