L-R Jess Milne (Weed Warriors Team Leader), Linda Tabe (Vice President), Julie Venn, Ferne Tabe, and Rod Hutchinson preparing the tools and plants ready for planting by Ben Galea
The ‘Tin Can Bay Foreshore Weed Warriors’ team from Cooloola Coastcare, led by Jess Milne, held a public information and re-vegetation event last month on the Tin Can Bay foreshore park to celebrate the first Queensland Climate Week.
This event was sponsored by the Queensland Government through the Burnett Mary Regional Group, and the Weed Warriors are supported by a Gympie Regional Council’s Environment Levy Grant.
Members of the community and visitors from as far afield as Glenwood joined Coastcare in replanting an area along the creek. They were rewarded with a cuppa and a cake after planting native plants in the areas cleared of weeds over the past months.
They were able to get information about the local plants and weeds by taking home a ‘Great Sandy Beauties and Beasties’ booklet and a ‘Cooloola Cove Wetlands and Waterways’ book published by Coastcare.
The group of 11 locals and visitors planted over a 100 native plants recommended by the Coastal Manager from the Gympie Regional Council’s Environment Department. The plants were purchased from the local Cooloola City Farm Native Plant Nursery where these local species are raised from locally gathered seeds.
The activity drew the attention of people on the walking path who congratulated the team on their hard work both protecting and beautifying the foreshore. One even joined Coastcare as a result.