Help­ing at Noah Beach

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE call is go­ing out for vol­un­teers at the Noah Beach camp­site next sea­son, af­ter a suc­cess­ful year with many happy helpers.

Any­one will­ing to give up their time and work for free to man­age the beau­ti­ful Noah Beach camp­site is be­ing en­cour­aged to ap­ply for a vol­un­teer care­taker po­si­tion.

Just 50m from the beach and un­der­neath the for­est canopy, the site is a pop­u­lar spot for tourists look­ing to ex­plore the Daintree.

The suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants will camp for free at the site from the end of May to Novem­ber in re­turn for be­ing re­spon­si­ble for the gen­eral main­te­nance of the fa­cil­i­ties and keep­ing the camp­ground look­ing good.

The Friends of Parks ini­tia­tive aims to en­hance vol­un­teer­ing in na­tional parks across Queens­land.

Two re­cent vol­un­teers, Barry and Mau­reen Drews, said it was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘‘Noah Beach is so beau­ti­ful, vol­un­teer­ing here was a great ex­pe­ri­ence,’’ Mau­reen said.

‘‘We stayed for three weeks and felt like we learned a lot from the rangers.

‘‘We could then share the knowl­edge we had with other visi­tors.

‘‘We saw a flyer and de­cided to vol­un­teer, we are very glad we did be­cause it is such a beau­ti­ful spot.

‘‘Vol­un­teer­ing at Noah Beach was a re­ally great way to spend time in one area, get­ting to know the lo­cals and also other visi­tors to the re­gion.’’

Na­tional Parks will pro­vide an on­site in­duc­tion and a suit­able site for a tent, trailer or van. Email pip.schroor@nprsr.qld.gov.au

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