One year on and Crescent Head-Point Plomer Bush/Dune Care group is as ethnically diverse as ever with the Waves Campground contingent making the June session a veritable 'World Cup' of dune care.
Folk from France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the USA complemented representatives from Australia.
The inspirational element of their participation is the wholehearted appreciation that the little piece of paradise that is the Goolawah coast is recognized by them as such.
They have no qualms in telling the locals how good they have it here and how it must be looked after.
Some faces have become quite familiar as they extend their stay in the area over months and keep returning to help the local Dune Care group most enthusiastically.
The group talked last session with Shaun Kerrigan from NPWS to make sure both the local ranger's goals and those of the group align and over the next few months will be concentrating on areas east and south of the Delicate Nobby campground.
The more difficult areas where weeds are excessively thick will be tackled by NPWS staff and contractors allowing the CH/PP crew to concentrate on clearing out weed seedlings and planting more native plants to further enhance the experience of visitors. Bitou and senna were attacked with gusto throughout the morning.
The group can always use more assistance and believes that the experience of working alongside and chatting to people from across the globe is a treat in itself.
More details about joining in on the second Tuesday of the month can be got from Peter Watson on 0427 434 643.
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