SPENDING a Sunday with the sand beneath your feet while helping the environment doesn't sound like a bad weekend.

Yesterday volunteers from across Central Queensland got together to take part in XXXX Gold and Landcare Australia's community planting day at Kemp Beach.

Organised by Capricornia Catchment, the re-vegetation of native plants at the beach was designed to help stabilise the sand dunes.

The event called for at least 80 local legends to put their hand up to help, and the community didn't disappoint.

Jo Steintiford from Landcare Australia said the Rosslyn Bay end of Kemp Beach was an area that was identified as needing urgent attention to address the damage caused by Cyclone Marcia earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Livingstone Shire Councillor Adam Belot said it would still take some time for the coast to recover.

"This initiative is a fantastic chance to progress out environmental recovery," he said.

As a thank you to the volunteers who took part, XXXX invited them to attend a barbecue on XXXX Island next Sunday with live music and beach cricket.



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