Easy be­ing green

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

I’M grate­ful for Alan Thorn­ton’s letter about the pro­posed car park in the main street and the in­for­ma­tion about how far the project has ad­vanced.

Be­tween 2011 and 2015 vol­un­teers and con­trac­tors for SAILS’ Bud­erim Na­tive For­est Preser­va­tion Project did a lot of weed (and rub­bish) re­moval there.

We left the weedy edge in­tact be­cause of the con­tro­versy about cam­phor re­movals at the time.

A cou­ple of weeks ago some regulars at the Martins Creek Bush­land monthly work­ing bee did a quick species count on the site. We iden­ti­fied 50 dif­fer­ent na­tive species grow­ing there.

This makes it a bio­di­verse and ma­ture piece of na­tive for­est wor­thy of preser­va­tion.

This piece of na­tive for­est on state land in the cen­tre of Bud­erim should be pre­served for en­vi­ron­men­tal and her­itage rea­sons. If the weedy edge is re­moved, this would be an ex­cel­lent ad­di­tion to Bud­erim’s parks. — Heather John­ston


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