Volunteer Week a Success on Northern Beaches

May 31, 2012 | ,

The Northern Beaches community turned out in force at Bucasia and Eimeo last Saturday, capping off a successful national volunteer week on our beaches.

“I started attending these events to do my small bit to help the environment and community,” said Mr Robert Brown.  “To see the Eimeo locals coming out in such large numbers to help out today brought a social and friendly atmosphere to the event.”

“Helping out at these coastal volunteer days has been highly enjoyable and satisfying” said Mr Brown.

This weekend marked the first Coastal Community Activity held at Eimeo Beach, with local residents keen to become involved in this popular program.  Volunteers generously donated their time to remove several truckloads of invasive weeds from the margin of Eimeo Creek.Weed species, such as mother-in-law’s tongue and lantana,  invade and out-compete native vegetation.  The removal of weeds helps the vegetation regenerate back to its natural state and provide a healthy environment for the future.

Coastal Community Activities provide the opportunity for local residents to get involved in the on-ground management of our beaches and coastal environments.

The winter program of coastal activities is soon to be released.  Keep an eye out on www.rc2019.thedma.com.au  or Mackay Regional Council website for the coming events.  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 Program, which is supported by Mackay Regional Council and Reef Catchments through the Natural Environment Levy and Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program.