Little legends of Lancelin

1 July 2016

NACC Coastal and Marine Project Officer speaks to Lancelin Primary School students about coastal bush food used by traditional owners before tree planting.
Hamish Longbottom speaks to Lancelin Primary School students about coastal bush food used by Traditional Owners before tree planting.

Eighty little legends from Lancelin Primary School gave their green thumbs a coastal workout last week on the fore dunes at Lancelin.

The Grade 2-7 students spent a few hours planting more than 300 native seedlings in record time alongside members of the Friends of Lancelin Coast. Their marvellous effort was part of a revegetation project being conducted under NACC’s Quick Step Grants program that supported the propagation of the native plants.

NACC Coastal and Marine Project Officer Hamish Longbottom said the students did a fantastic job on the revegetation, and that he is looking forward to seeing the seedlings grow and contribute to important stabilisation of the dune ecosystem.

“It was inspiring to see the students taking so much care with the planting,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing some more fantastic environmental stewardship from this generation in the years ahead.”

“Revegetating dunes with native species is important for increasing the resilience of the system against coastal erosion, and providing food and habitat for our native animals,” he said.

This planting day was just one of many that the Friends of Lancelin Coast have organised in their 13 years of conserving the coast.

For more information about NACC’s Quick Step Grants, go to https://www.nacc.com.au/project/small-coastal-grants-program/

Quick Step Grants are supported by the NACC, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kym Jefferies [email protected] (08) 9938 0124.

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