Day out to protect dunes
This Saturday a dedicated group of green-thumbed volunteers will descend on Singleton Beach in a bid to halt dune erosion and have a bit of fun along the way.
The Singleton Coast Care Planting Day will see about 1000 native coastal species planted along the dunes in an area north of where the group has been successfully planting since 2010.
Coast Care tackles problems like dune erosion, loss of native plants and animals, storm water pollution, weeds and control of human access to sensitive areas.
Singleton co-ordinator Natalie Lees said the event was a great day out for the family and encouraged anyone and everyone to come down.
“It’s a really family-friendly day and people can come for the whole time or just for an hour,” she said.
“The bit that I love is having all of our neighbours together and that’s how I’ve made a lasting group of friends.
“We started off to the south and we’re slowly filling in blowouts to make sure the sand doesn’t move around.”
Ms Lees said coastal biodiversity was important to protect the quenda and small bird populations.
Food will be provided by the Green S Team and the event runs from 9am to 5pm, at the main beach in Singleton.
In a month brimming with environmental events, the City of Mandurah will be getting into the spirit with National Tree Day on July 30.
National Tree Day is one of the most important, environmentally- focussed events on the City of Mandurah’s calendar and the City hopes to encourage local residents and their families to do their part to help the environment.
Volunteers can enjoy tree planting, educational activities, plant giveaways, native animals and take a free ride on the Mandurah Fun Train.
Mayor Marina Vergone said National Tree Day was a great chance for the Mandurah community to unite, reconnect with nature and restore the local environment.
“National Tree Day is an important day for our community to come together and do our part for the future, while enjoying the benefits of reconnecting with nature,” she said. “Research shows that getting outdoors and into nature has proven health benefits including reduced stress levels, improved concentration and improved human performance and energy.”
Singleton Coast Care co-ordinator Natalie Lees with her son Michael, 3, at Singleton Beach.