Sea-side festival success

The weather gods were not on everyone’s side last weekend, but they certainly were for the organisers of the Indian Ocean Festival in Jurien Bay.

Drawing a crowd of more than 2,000 people, the cloudy display and cool breeze set the scene for the annual festival, giving NACC staff a chance catch-up with many members of the local community.

Indian Ocean Festival in Jurien Bay
Members of the local community signed up for NACC activities during the Indian Ocean Festival in Jurien Bay. Picture: Philippa Schmucker.

NACC’s Jurien Bay team were in full force – answering environmental questions about the region, explaining NACC’s role in the community, providing flora and fauna species information, and discussing issues, opportunities, and landholder incentives, and how to get involved in local projects.

And the native coastal seedlings were a hit too!

To help people take care of their new plants, NACC’s local NRMOs Rodger and Philippa provided information on planting natives, including information on suitable soil types and guides for planting native plant species.

NACC also increased its membership with some keen locals and visitors impressed with the work carried out in the Northern Agricultural Region, and keen to see more.

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