Landcare holding 'fun-bees'

LANDCARE is hosting a series of ‘fun-bees’ on coastal sites around Coffs Harbour and the next one will be held at Emerald Beach on March 27.

Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare wants to expand the number of volunteers working across its members’ coastal sites and the celebrations highlighting different sites are part of an effort to increase the number of people working to preserve them.

“Coffs Coast is unique in many ways,” said Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare project officer Alastair Maple, who is leading the membership drive.

“Our coast is protected by a series of national parks and reserves which enables people in residential areas to live right next to some amazing natural wonders.”

The Coffs Coast is home to rare plants such as zieria, forms of which only occur here, and the extremely rare bird the beach stone curlew.

In addition, the coastal park contains stronghold habitat for the squirrel glider.

“It’s heartening to see so many people are choosing to come and live on the Coffs Coast because of their desire to be close to nature,” said Mr Maple.

“We want to encourage their involvement in helping to preserve it.”

The gathering will be at Serenity Beach on Look At Me Now Headland at Emerald Beach on March 27.

From the Pacific Highway drive down Fiddaman Rd then into Dammerel Cr, Signal St and Lighthouse Cr.

Volunteers will meet at the top of the path leading to Serenity Beach, on the corner of Lighthouse Cr, at 3.30 pm for a 4pm start.

More parking is available at the Look at Me Now Headland car park.

The co-ordinator of Serenity Landcare, Karina Rothacker, is asking people to bring a plate of food to share afterwards.

Coffs Landcare will also be providing a sausage sizzle.

For more details, contact Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare on 6651 1308 or Karina Rothacker ph 6656 1895.

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