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Volunteers needed for coastal dune planting

Elliott Heads community weeding
Elliott Heads Dune Weed Management program has been developed to protect native vegetation that not only provides a habitat for native animals but helps to prevent dune erosion

The Bundaberg community is being encouraged to get involved in dune planting at Elliott Heads to assist with weed removal while helping to restore natural vegetation in the area.

The next dune planting workshop will be held on Saturday 20 August and forms part of an ongoing initiative to reduce environmental weeds along the coast.

Divisional representative Cr Tanya McLoughlin said Council was calling for volunteers to become involved and assist natural areas staff.

“The coastline at Elliott Heads is one of the most popular destinations in the region for its picturesque sandy beaches and ideal swimming conditions,” she said.

“Unfortunately,  weeds are outcompeting native vegetation along the dunes.

“This vegetation is important as it not only provides a habitat for native animals but helps to prevent dune erosion.

“Council’s natural areas team has been monitoring the presence of environmental and common weeds on the dunes and has developed a strategy to manage the spread.”

The next dune planting session will be held on Saturday 20 August from 8 am to 10 pm.

To take part, meet at beach access point, between the Kiosk and Community Hall (Lihs Street).

“There is no experience necessary, and no pre-registration required, simply show up on the day,” Cr McLoughlin said.

“Children are also welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

“Please wear closed in shoes, hats, sunscreen and insect repellent and bring along gardening gloves and water to drink, as it gets quite hot out on the beautiful beach!”

For more information email parksadministration@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

1 COMMENT

1 COMMENT

  1. Can I offer some feedback based on last time I attended one of these excellent innitiatives.
    The most effective way to remove weeds is to Emu parade one section at a time removing seeds that spread in the future.
    1 years seeds = 7 years weeds.

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