My goodness what a trailer!

NACC proudly launched its new Coastal Community Trailer at the Point Moore Lighthouse Open Day last Sunday – as part of the 2016 Goodness Festival.

The new trailer was generously donated to NACC by the Department of Fisheries earlier this year and has now been customised for coastal events across the NACC NRM region.

Young and old can now enjoy the trailer’s interesting assortment of interactive education activities, such as a coastal erosion simulator – designed and constructed by local Central Regional TAFE student Jarna Kendle – and a set-up for viewing small organisms that live in beach wrack through an iScope stand.

As part of this week’s launch, NACC also conducted a family friendly Appreciate Your Beach walk, at which participants learned more about the large diversity of marine flora and fauna that washes up on our beaches.

NACC Coastal and Marine Officer Hamish Longbottom said he was thrilled with the new trailer and its potential for catalysing further community engagement on coastal and marine issues in the region.

“We look forward to using this trailer to further support and educate communities across the region to better manage our coastal and marine environments,” he said.

“Thank you to RGI Signworks for revamping the stickers and to Walters Car Solutions for the metallic blue paint job on the trailers doors. The trailer will now roll around in style!”

Hamish said the Coastal Community Trailer is now available for coastal events – including school field trips and visits, community planting days, Appreciate Your Beach walks and beach clean-ups.

If your interested in having the Coastal Community Trailer visit your school or town, contact a member of the NACC’s Coastal and Marine team.

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