The sand dunes of Lancelin are looking a whole lot better, thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Lancelin Coast.
The Friends have recently successfully undertaken dune rehabilitation and stabilisation measures as part of a NACC Small Coastal Grant.
“Volunteers from the Friends of Lancelin Coast and 19 students from the Lancelin Primary School planted 300 seedlings for dune protection and enhancement fronting the jetty car park and Timothy Street cutting as part of our annual revegetation project,” reported secretary/treasurer for the group John Hatch.
“The group sees the following statement as an important reminder for our ever-changing coastlines,” he said. “No plants = No dunes = No beach”.
Some of the species planted included Scaevola crassifolia, Rhagodia bacatta and Olearia axillaris, all local species important in our area for dune stabilisation.
NACC Natural Resource Management Officer Philippa Schmucker, who is based at Jurien Bay said the group’s contribution is making a big difference to the coastal ecosystem at Lancelin, whilst providing local environmental education opportunities to youth.
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“Our communities in the Northern Agricultural Region are at the core of our business and we aim to support people to support the environment, this is one of many success stories,” she said.