Volunteers lend a hand at Blacks Beach

May 4, 2012 | ,

Coastal volunteers planted 150 native trees at Blacks Beach Reserve during coastal activities hosted by Mackay Regional Council and Reef Catchments on Saturday 28 April.

The trees are being planted as part of the management program in the Reserve which aims to protect and enhance the coastal environment while allowing for recreational access and use.

“The effort of our volunteers complements the ongoing work being carried out in the Reserve by Council staff, local schools, and weed contractors,” said Ms Woodcock.

Both the environment and the community benefited from coastal activities. “These events give local residents the opportunity to make a positive contribution to coastal management at their beach,” said Ms Woodcock.

Blacks Beach Reserve contains several hectares of coastal vegetation which is threatened in Queensland and across Australia.

Blacks Beach also supports significant populations of nesting marine turtles and is identified as an important site for shorebirds.

The next coastal community event in the Northern Beaches will be at Bucasia on Saturday morning 19 May. “We welcome anyone interested in finding out more about the coastal program to come along and have a chat.”

Coastal Community Activities are 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 19 May, Bucasia Beach, 9.00am-11.00am.  Meet at access track north of swimming enclosure.  Accessed via track from Waverly Street, Bucasia.  Follow the signs.

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