Crescent Head/Point Plomer Bush/Dune care group makes progress | Photos

The recently formed Crescent Head/Point Plomer Bush/Dune Care group morning session on Tuesday June 12 was a far bigger success than was envisaged.

This was due in a large part to the managers of Waves Campground, Annamieke (or Anna) and Kit bringing a large number of young international travelers from the campground to assist.

That meant our numbers swelled to over 20 and had great diversity. The group attacked the bitou bush, lantana and senna north of the previous work zone.

The knowledge of weed versus native has now spread to this younger cohort and their concern for regeneration was evident and so a good outlook for the future.

With Wallum Cottages and now Waves chipping in with people, the areas attacked every second Tuesday of the month may be pleasingly larger.

At the dune face, bitou was poisoned but left in place to avoid accelerated erosion.

A stroll along that beach area might not reveal evidence of much activity but as the bitou dies off the young tuckeroo trees and dianella clumps that were evident and shaded by the bitou will take over and dominate the area.

Once again Hat Head dune care group boosted our numbers and Landcare Officer Andy Vinter checked in to have a look and lend a hand.

Numerous new plantings were made with Gerold Bosch contributing generously. A very big thank you to all those that contributed but especially, and we all know it is about the morning tea, to those that provided the scrummy home baked goods and refreshing tea and coffee.

As one person said “It feels so good pulling the ‘bad’ stuff out” and volunteers are most welcome and no experience is necessary but do kit yourself out in a long sleeved shirt, long pants, enclosed shoes, a sunhat, gardening gloves, if you have them, and bring some water. Other equipment is supplied.

Our next session is July 10 and the meeting point is the Delicate Nobby campground’s shelter shed.

Work will go from 8:30 am to 10:30ish with a sumptuous morning tea and friendly banter at the conclusion. Come and meet some other people that value the lovely coastal strip we are privileged to enjoy.

Further information can be obtained from Graeme on 0424 656 479 or email gjcarrad@bigpond.com.