PASSIONATE PEOPLE: GenYadaba members Morgan Ells, Mikala Maloney, Cody Hole, mentor Alby Wooler, Morgan Sommerville and David Groves are looking forward to the open day.
PASSIONATE PEOPLE: GenYadaba members Morgan Ells, Mikala Maloney, Cody Hole, mentor Alby Wooler, Morgan Sommerville and David Groves are looking forward to the open day. Contributed

Group is digging deep to improve Capricorn Coast environment

PARTNERING with Livingstone Shire Council's Friends of the Beach, GenYadaba is hosting a free open day on Saturday to celebrate the achievements of its Mulambin Beach Restoration Project.

The name of the group, GenYadaba, comes from the combination of generation Y and local indigenous word Yadaba, meaning respect for the country and each other.

GenYadaba promotes environmental action through art, knowledge, physical pursuits, respect and culture, and Saturday will provide an opportunity to chat with members about their work.

Since forming last year, GenYadaba's events have included a day of weeding, revegetation, discovery and fun on North Keppel Island, marine debris collection in association with Tangaroa Blue on Mulambin Beach, participation at the recent Rally for the Reef and contributing to restoration work at Kinka Wetlands.

Its latest project, supported by the Fitzroy Basin Association Inc through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program, aims to restore a strip of coastal vegetation along Mulambin Beach.

Livingstone council's vegetation rehabilitation officer Paddy Delalande said the group's work was greatly appreciated.

"Having such an enthusiastic local group like GenYadaba taking interest and being proactive about what they want to achieve is something of real value," he said.

The open day will feature group presentations and an information session from local environmentalist Lorrelle Campbell.

OPEN DAY

Saturday, May 30, from 10am to 1pm

For information or to RSVP, phone Janeen at FRCC on 4921 0573 or email admin@frcc.org.au



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