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Emu Easter eggs to help protect and save endangered coastal emus

Lions Club Clarence – Environment have come up with a novel way to fund-raise to help them provide protection and advocacy for the Coastal Emus in the Clarence.

Vice-President, Prue Leggoe, said that the high-quality boutique chocolate eggs (pictured) were symbolic of an emu egg and would make Easter gift giving more meaningful and focused.

“We thought it was a bit of fun, and if successful we can run this campaign every year to help us protect these precious Emus and their chicks. The egg represents ‘New Life’, and that is what we want to see”. Prue added, “the Easter eggs will be the best in the Valley”.

The eggs (5 packed in a bag) will be available at regular markets in the Valley from this week. 

The petition to reduce the speed limit on Brooms Head Road will also be available to sign. Market goers can also buy raffle tickets to win a beautiful print from Stephen Otton, of an Echidna on the Brooms Head beach…the only print to be made.

“We also plan to have the eggs for sale at a few selected outlets in Yamba, Maclean and Brooms Head for those who don’t make the markets”. Prue added.

Lions Club Clarence – Environment has only been operating for just over a year and has been highly active in tree planting after the bushfires, as well as weed clearance. The Emus campaign is its first big public campaign for a specific endangered species.  

“We need to raise our own funds to help undertake this work and the market stalls have been attracting a lot of attention and new members.” Said membership officer Barbara Linley.

The club is the only Environment Lions Club in NSW.