30 July 09: Habitat and Metricon Scout Support for Jamboree 2010

Habitat and Metricon are working together to assist two local Scout Troops with being able to attend the Scout Jamboree 2010. On August 15, Scouts from both the Nerang and Murwillumbah troops will meet at the Metricon 'Riva Vue' project at Murwillumbah to participate in a tree planting and environmental education morning. Members from Habitat's Environment Science team will be giving a guided tour of the Rous River riparian corridor which has recently had a major rejuvenation by Habitat's Land Management team as part of Metricons work in the Riva Vue parkland precinct.

Habitat's MD, Matt Keys said that the Habitat team were looking forward to the opportunity to show the Scouts some environmental pointers and plant some trees at the same time. "We're stoked to be able to assist the Scouts with a small donation to assist them with their fundraising efforts to make it to the Jamboree in 2010. Scouting is a fantastic youth movement and it really helps to build great citizens of the future. I recall going to the 1982 Jamboree and it was a blast. So it's cool for us to be able to assist today's Scouts with their efforts to get to the Jamboree at the begining of next year. In addition to planting some trees our Scientists are going to do some environmental education with the Scouts too."

Metricon have a significant presence in the Tweed district having developed the Sea Breeze estate at Pottsville and more recently, Riva Vue at Murwillumbah. Metricorn Project Manager, Dale Scotcher said that the tree planting day for the Scouts was part of an ongoing coprorate citizenship campaign by Metricon. "We like to engage and take the opportunity to generate benefits for communities where we operate. Not only do we generate direct employment and buy locally, but we also try to directly assist worthwhile causes wherever we can. Metricon's really pleased to be supporting the Murwillumbah Scout troop. The Scouts do a lot of positive community work locally and it's good to be able to assist them with getting some of their troop to the Jamboree. The other part that we like is that we can use our work here at Riva Vue as a living laboratory to show the Scouts how ecosystems can be built and how biodiversity operates here in the Tweed."

The Scout Tree Planting morning commences at 7.30am and concludes with a sausage sizzle at 9.30am all are welcome to attend.

Further Info: Matt Keys (+617) 5596 3355 

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