Blacks Beach Working Bee This Weekend

Apr 23, 2012 | ,

Everyone is invited to attend coastal community activities at Blacks Beach Reserve on this Saturday 28 April.  Enjoy an afternoon of planting and socialising with your friends and neighbours, and make a difference at your local beach.

“Volunteers in the northern Beaches area have been highly supportive and generous with their time” said Ms Noni Zahmel, Reef Catchments Project Officer.  “It would be great to see such support at Blacks Beach this Saturday. We will be planting native trees to replace weed species and improve the condition of the coastal dunes.”

Blacks Beach Reserve is home to several hectares of coastal vegetation which is critically endangered across Australia.  Healthy coastal vegetation helps to stabilise the dunes, minimise the impacts of erosion, and provide protection from winds and salt spray.  It also provides important habitat for many animals, including populations of shorebirds and marine turtles.

For more events like these, check out the Coastal Community Activities calendar of events. To download a copy of the March to May 2012 calendar, visit the Mackay Regional Council website. Alternatively, contact Noni Zahmel at noni.zahmel@rc2019.thedma.com.au or 49684215. Join us on Reef Catchments Facebook page to receive regular updates on coastal activities.

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.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Sat 28 April, Blacks Beach, 2.00-4.00pm.  Meet at the carpark at the end of Anglers Parade.

Volunteers are asked to wear a hat, enclosed footwear, and protective clothing.