This Friday an army of volunteers will descend on the coast at Anglesea, planting precious Moonah trees and forming a human chain gang as they transport mulch up the dunes.
The project, which is part of an annual conservation day organised by the Torquay Landcare Group, is a joint effort between a number of groups and organisations, demonstrating the difference that can be made through coordinated action. Torquay Landcare will be joined by the Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna (ANGAIR), the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) and others while Quiksilver is generously providing funding support and around 20 staff volunteers.
Quiksilver gives staff 2 volunteer leave days each year where staff are encouraged to get out of the office and do something positive for the community. The revegetation day is on the Quiksilver Foundation Event Calender every year. The organisation has been working with these groups now for over 6 years and at the Anglesea site for 3 consecutive years.
Coastal Moonah Woodland is listed as a threatened community under the Flora Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and the group aims to rehabilitate the area in an effort to restore it to its former glory.
Anyone can get involved – so if you love the coast and want to roll up your sleeves (plus have a great day out!) feel free to come along and join in. The day starts at 9am (meet at the foot of the stairs at the Surf Beach dunes – opposite Red Till) and lunch is provided at the Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club at 1pm. For more information contact Rhonda from Torquay Landcare on 0428 374 610.
If you can’t make it tomorrow, then there’s always next year! The annual event is set to occur on Spring Creek in 2013, so stay tuned!
To learn more about coastal volunteering in our region, visit our webpage here.