Inaugural event brings Coastcarers closer together

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The newest Coastcare group in Geraldton has kicked off their first ever event to celebrate National Tree Day by revegetating dunes at Cape Burney.

The Batavia Coastcare Network, with support from the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) and the City of Greater Geraldton, planted approximately 300 plants last Sunday in record time! Three native coastal plant species (Spinifex longifolius, Nitraria billardierei and Atriplex cinerea) were planted, all of which will help protect the dunes from strong wind and wave erosion.

This great achievement couldn’t have been possible without the help of the 40 or so, vigorous Coastcare volunteers who pitched in for their local environment. The Network would like to pay a special thanks to the City’s Community Nursery and its hard-working volunteers. Not only did they help out on the day, but they also grew the seedlings that went into the ground.

BCN Secretary Vanessa McGuiness said, “I was absolutely delighted to see so many people from different patches in Geraldton lend a hand and get these very important seedlings into the ground.”

“It’s the Batavia Coastcare Network’s mission to bring all these coastal volunteers, land managers and the community together to share knowledge, projects and ideas on conserving our wonderful coastline.”

A big thank you to the Cape Burney Volunteer Bushfire Brigade for bringing down the fire truck to water the plants.

To become a member of the Batavia Coastcare Network, please sign up through the website: www.bataviacoastcare.com.au or checkout their Facebook page.

For more information on NACC’s Coastal & Marine Program, please contact Vanessa McGuiness (e) [email protected] (p) 08 9938 0108

2 comments

hi just a mention that i am a volunteer at Geraldton local comunnity nursery, we collected the seeds, sowed them watered and nurtured them to the stage they were at when planted.! a full year of devotion to mother earth.

Joan Earl

hi
just a mention that i am one of many volunteers at Geraldton local comunnity nursery, we collected the seeds, sowed them watered and nurtured them to the stage we made this planting possible.! a full year of devotion to mother earth. ( and i just love it) I only wish more of the puplic would get involved, as the saying goes many hands make light work!

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