Coastcarers put their foot down!

Communities in Seabird, Guilderton and Ledge Point have getting on with business over the last 2 weeks revegetating our coastal dunes. Over 70 people turned out over 2 big weekends to put in over 3000 native plants to restore biodiversity and habitat.

The Seabird Progress Association rallied the troops with support from the Shire of Gingin and NACC to infill amongst the 2016 plantings. The Guilderton Community joined forces with the Four Wheel Drive Club of Western Australia with support from Moore Catchment Council and NACC to continue work on rehabilitation of the north Guilderton dunes.

Given both areas have received little recent rainfall, the need for watering was evident and Seabird Fire Station donated water and the use of their fire unit to help water in all of the plants.

At Ledge Point, the local Ledge Point Coastcare group showed they still have what it takes to make a big difference in a small community, planting out a diversity of species in the Key Biscayne Park reserve.

NACC Coastal and Marine Program Manager Hamish Longbottom said “The community spirit in these coastal towns is really inspiring. Locals and visitors have a deep connection and sense of responsibility with the natural environment”.

These revegetation projects were supported by NACC’s Coastal Community Grant program through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

NACC’s Coastal Community Grant Round 9 will open in July, information will be available at  http://www.nacc.com.au/project/small-coastal-grants-program/

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