BUSY: Dan Purdie MP and Coast Care volunteers spent the morning pulling out weeds at Coolum. Dan Purdie and Leigh Warneminde deposit the weeds for removal.
BUSY: Dan Purdie MP and Coast Care volunteers spent the morning pulling out weeds at Coolum. Dan Purdie and Leigh Warneminde deposit the weeds for removal. Warren Lynam

MP drops in to help community weed out problems

THE Coolum and North Shore Coast Care's monthly Weed Group has scored a helping hand with Ninderry MP Dan Purdie popping down.

The ex-child protection detective joined the group at Beach Access 72 in Lions Park at Coolum Beach this morning to help clean up the foreshore.

The volunteer group was helping to weed the Coolum foreshore, as part of inaugural Climate Week activities.

"Coolum and North Shore Coast Care do a fantastic job looking after our local environment, and it's great to get out and lend them a hand,” Mr Purdie said.

Dan Purdie MP and Coast Care volunteers spent the morning pulling out weeds at Coolum.
Dan Purdie MP and Coast Care volunteers spent the morning pulling out weeds at Coolum. Warren Lynam

"We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the Coast, and I think we all have a responsibility to look after our local environment.”

The Coast Care group is involved in a range of activities, including important turtle monitoring programs, community education, beach rubbish surveys and more.

Dan Purdie MP and Coast Care volunteers spent the morning pulling out weeds at Coolum.Birte Spencer with a bags full of weeds.
Dan Purdie MP and Coast Care volunteers spent the morning pulling out weeds at Coolum.Birte Spencer with a bags full of weeds. Warren Lynam


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