Land­care com­mu­nity info day next Sun­day

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY Catch­ment Land­care (WCL) is hold­ing a Com­mu­nity In­for­ma­tion Day at Coral Es­planade on Sun­day, Septem­ber 8 from 9am­noon. WCL co-or­di­na­tor Jacquie Sheils said ev­ery­one was wel­come to go along to learn about WCL’s up­com­ing com­mu­nity pro­ject, restor­ing coastal habi­tat at Coral Es­planade.

The aim of the pro­ject is to re­move weeds and rub­bish and plant na­tive coastal species. This will beau­tify the beach and restore the coastal veg­e­ta­tion at the end of Cannonvale Beach, restor­ing valu­able habi­tat for na­tive plant and an­i­mal species.

Vol­un­teers will find out which weeds need re­mov­ing, what species they should be plant­ing and learn about fas­ci­nat­ing lo­cal species such as the unique Whit­sun­day Bot­tle Tree.

They can take guided walks through the site with Land­care of­fi­cer Steve Booth.

Peo­ple can also bring along pic­tures of weeds that they want to have iden­ti­fied and get in­for- ma­tion on how to con­trol them.

There will also be a free bar­be­cue.

The com­mu­nity day will be held at Coral Es­planade, un­der the trees at the north­ern end of the beach.

This pro­ject is funded by a Queens­land Govern­ment Ev­ery­one’s En­vi­ron­ment Grant, with the sup­port of Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Jacquie Sheils on 4945 0267 or 0408 187 944.

NA­TIVE TREES: Whit­sun­day Catch­ment Land­care of­fi­cer Steve Booth stands next to a Whit­sun­day Bot­tle Tree on Coral Es­planade. WCL are hold­ing a com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion day next Sun­day at Coral Es­planade and ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along and learn more about na­tive plants.

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