Coastal volunteers turn out to revegetate Northern Beaches

Apr 5, 2012 | ,

More than twenty volunteers from Shoal point and Bucasia attended Coastal Community Activities on March 24 to improve the condition of their local beach.

Over one hundred native seedlings were planted and the surrounding area weeded during the two working bees. This was a great effort on behalf of the community and will stabilise the dunes, replace invasive weeds, and help to protect the critically endangered coastal vegetation.

Coastal Community Activities are designed to help the local community learn about coastal processes and make a meaningful contribution to coastal management initiatives.  They are also a great way to meet your neighbours and the staff that work on our beaches, and have some fun.  A free sausage sizzle was enjoyed by the volunteers at Shoal Point following the working bee.

The Coasts and Communities program is working towards reducing the major threats to coastal ecosystems, such as inappropriate recreational use, weed invasions, and vegetation clearing; to improve the condition and build the resilience of these natural systems into the future.

The next events to add to the calendar  will be April 28 at Sandfly Creek 9-11am, come down bring your dog and learn about the shorebirds that visit our region and how you can help to look after them.   Can’t make it in the morning?  Join us at Blacks Beach from 2-4pm for an afternoon of planting and fun!

For more events 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.

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.