Mermaid Beach BeachCare

Size of group:  

Average participants 30

Location:

Beach end of Montana Road, opposite Mermaid Beach SLSC

Description of area:

BeachCare planting day with Silkwood Scouts

BeachCare planting day with Silkwood Scouts, August 2009

Beach Spinifex and Coastal Pigface

Beach Spinifex and Coastal Pigface planted by the community group, November 2009

The site is currently located at the beach end of Montana Road, opposite Mermaid Beach SLSC. There is a car park, SLSC assets, beach access fencing and residential properties adjacent to the site.  

Objectives:

To improve the health and biodiversity assets of the foredunes, as well as engage community members about the importance of dune vegetation.

History:

A community dune care group was established after an industry community engagement day, which was designed to encourage community participation and increase awareness of the importance of dunes and dune vegetation. Community planting and weeding activities are facilitated by BeachCare on the third Saturday of every second month. The site was originally opposite the Mermaid Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, the beach end of Montana Road, which was then moved to Peerless Ave for over two years. BeachCare will now be facilitating community dune care activities on the dunes again at the beach end of Montana Road for 2012.

Other Information:

Everyone is always welcome to come along to BeachCare community days; no experience necessary, all ages and fitness, bring along a hat, wear sunscreen, all equipment and refreshments are supplied.

When are we on the dunes?

Saturday 21st July 2012 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Saturday 15th September 2012 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Saturday 24th November 2012 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Contact Details:

 Knobby Club Rush


Knobby Club Rush

Primary contact person
Name Naomi Edwards
Phone Number (07) 5552 8823
Mobile 0414 762 374
Email               n.edwards@griffith.edu.au
Secondary contact person
Name Peta Williams
Phone Number (07) 5552 8530
Email               peta.williams@griffith.edu.au
Website address
www.griffith.edu.au/coastal-management

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