EACH time you take a stroll along the newly constructed boardwalk at Diggers Beach, you should take a few minutes to think about how it got there.
For the last six months, seven young Coffs Coast locals have been sweating it out as part of EnviTE NSW's Green Corp team to make sure you can access some of the most beautiful scenery along the coast.
The team, who graduated from the program last week, felt the satisfaction of having made a long-lasting contribution to one of Coffs Harbour's most beautiful coastal areas.
Not only did they improve public access to rainforest walks and ocean views, the Green Corps team also regenerated over three hectares of bushland in the area.
“It feels great to contribute positively to society,” Dan Wilson said.
The rest of the group agreed, and said they enjoyed learning about landscape construction and gaining bush regeneration skills.
They also gained encouragement with the compliments they received from visitors and locals who are already enjoying the new boardwalk.
Team leader, Dianne Kingsford-Smith, had nothing but praise for her hardworking and talented group.
Green Corps teams provide youth development for young people aged 17 to 20 who complete community projects focused on local environmental and cultural needs.
EnviTE conducts Green Corps under contract to Greening Australia on behalf of the Australian government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).