Cape Woolamai volunteers celebrate milestone
The Cape Woolamai Coast Action volunteer group recently celebrated 15 years of dedicated work in and around the Cape Woolamai Foreshore Reserve.
The group’s mission statement, “to conserve and maintain indigenous flora, fauna and features of the Cape Woolamai coastal environment and abutting areas for sustainable use” has seen them undertake a variety of key environmental projects over the past 15 years that have benefited the community and visitors to this beautiful and special part of Bass Coast.
They have planted over 11,000 locally sourced indigenous plants in the foreshore reserve, built timber steps and viewing platforms, and upgraded sandy tracks with timber edging and gravel for improved public access.
They have also been successful recipients in attracting grant money to undertake works, undertaken large scale ongoing weed control programs, stabilised dunes and stopped erosion, and just recently have planted 3,500 plants in reclaimed Crown Land adjacent to the Woolamai House development site.
Bass Coast Shire Council would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers for all their hard work.
“Thankyou to the Cape Woolamai Coast Action Group for their dedication to building the resilience and improving the vegetation and habitat value of this foreshore reserve for all to appreciate and enjoy,” Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale said.
The group celebrated their milestone in typical Cape Woolamai Coast Action style with an early morning working bee pulling out a large pile of woody weeds, followed by a gourmet spread for morning tea.