RECYCLING RAIDERS: Gladstone Regional Council’s Sarah Pugh (from left), Annie Young, Jessica Cullen and Anthea Bennett join Ecofest ambassador Reece Cycle.
RECYCLING RAIDERS: Gladstone Regional Council’s Sarah Pugh (from left), Annie Young, Jessica Cullen and Anthea Bennett join Ecofest ambassador Reece Cycle. Contributed

Big line-up of entertainment for Ecofest at botanic gardens

BABY wombats, a Heron Island giveaway and a bevvy of guest speakers are among the brilliant attractions on offer at this year's Ecofest.

Central Queensland's biggest environmental awareness event attracts 10,000 people to Tondoon Botanic Gardens, and will this year celebrate its 15th year on June 5 with the theme Keeping Our Waterways Healthy.

A range of eco-friendly displays and stalls featuring the region's major industry, local business and volunteer organisations will emphasise the importance of a sustainable life.

The Elders Greenhouse Tent will return this year, featuring guest speakers Jerry Coleby-Williams presenter of Gardening Australia, natural home remedy queen Shannon Lush, and climate change and resource futures expert Rod Quantock.

There will also be children's activities, live entertainment and food and drink stalls. Entry is free.



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