Ball Bay and Halliday Bay communities brave the weather to help their beach

Jul 13, 2012 | ,

On Saturday 7 July volunteers braved the rain to help improve the condition of the local beaches at Ball Bay and Haliday Bay as part of Coastal Community Activities.

28 bags of weeds were removed and over 100 plants fertilised by volunteers over a two hour session. By weeding and planting native species, volunteers help to stabilise the dunes, replace invasive weeds and protect endangered coastal vegetation.

Ball Bay and Haliday Bay are important sites for nesting marine turtles. Through weeding and planting, volunteers help to maintain turtle habitat.

Coastal Community Activities provide opportunities for the local community to learn about the coast and make a meaningful contribution to coastal management initiatives. The activities are also a great way to meet neighbours and enjoy the outdoors.

For more information or the full list of winter Coastal Community Activities visit our events calendar. Alternatively, contact Ms Noni Zahmel at or 4968 4215.

Mackay Coastal Community Activities are an initiative under the Coasts and Communities Project, which is supported by Mackay Regional Council and Reef Catchments through the Natural Environment Levy and Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program.