REVEGETATION: The planting day will be held at the northern end of Kemp Beach.
REVEGETATION: The planting day will be held at the northern end of Kemp Beach. Contributed

Volunteers needed to help keep Kemp Beach green this Sunday

XXXX and Landcare Australia are inviting lovers of the great Aussie outdoors to help keep the Capricorn Coast green by volunteering their time and taking part in a community planting day on November 15 at Kemp Beach.

Landcare Australia partnerships manager Jo Stentiford said the Rosslyn Bay end of Kemp Beach on the beach foredunes had been identified as an area needing urgent attention to address the damage it incurred from Cyclone Marcia earlier in the year.

"We need 80 willing volunteers to help stabilise some of the sand dunes by planting native plants," Jo said.

"Education is also a big part of what we do at Landcare, so we will also teach volunteers about our beautiful local indigenous plants, the importance of dune vegetation and coastal dynamics in the sub-tropics. "

The tree planting day has been initiated and sponsored by XXXX GOLD and is being organised by Capricornia Catchments Inc and Landcare Australia.

Councillor for waste management and the environment Adam Belot said it would take some time for the Capricorn Coast to fully recover from the devastating effects of Cyclone Marcia.

"This initiative is a fantastic chance to progress our environ

mental recovery, so I'm hoping we see a good crowd head down to Kemp Beach to plant a few trees and lend a hand.

"And of course looking forward to enjoying a cold beer with all the volunteers on Fourex Island when the job is done," Cr Belot said.

XXXX marketing manager at Lion Jack Mesley said the partnership with Landcare Australia underpinned the company's commitment to helping the environment.

MORE INFO

WHEN: 8.30am to 12.30pm, Sunday, November 15.

WHERE: Kemp Beach - Rosslyn Bay end near Double Head.

WHAT: Help revegetate some of the Kemp Beach dunes by planting local native plant species. Morning tea, lunch and water will be provided.

Registration details are -

For more details and to register your attendance by Wednesday 11 November, please contact:

Capricornia Catchments
Phone: (07)49 210 573
Email: admin@capcatchments.org.au
 



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