It doesn’t take much to get Coastcare groups’ community members stuck into caring for their coastline.
Which is exactly what took place at NACC’s recent 2016 Volunteer Celebration for the southern region Coastcare groups, who quickly turned their festivities into an impromptu working bee in Cervantes.
In true ‘southern style’ passion and collaboration, the 22 Coastcare volunteers from groups between Guilderton and Green Head quickly set to work removing tree guards and pulling weeds from the Cervantes Coastcare 2016 revegetation site.
Alana Smith from Cervantes Coastcare said “I was so appreciative for everyone helping out. We are really lucky to have such great volunteers in our region.”
Coastal and Marine Project Officer Hamish Longbottom said “The camaraderie between these volunteers is always impressive, and inspiring. It’s always a pleasure to work with them.”
Making the most of the beautiful sunny day, the 22 Coastcare representatives also enjoyed a BBQ lunch provided by NACC for their outstanding coastal management efforts during 2016.
— Hamish Longbottom (@HamishLongbott1) December 5, 2016
Hamish said that NACC has supported dozens of Coastcare projects across the Northern Agricultural Region this year. “Volunteering in Coastcare is a fun and rewarding experience,” he said. “The NACC Coastal and Marine team expresses its thanks all Coastcare groups in the NACC NRM region for their hard work this year.”
To connect with a Coastcare group near you, please contact Hamish on 0448 459 127 or 9652 0872.
Ongoing Coastcare projects in 2016 have been made possible through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.