Griffith Centre for Coastal Management and City of Gold Coast calling on residents, students and schools to lend a caring hand as part of the May BeachCare program.
Volunteers will be planting native dune plants, removing weeds and picking up beach litter at five different locations across the city starting from this weekend.
Griffith Centre for Coastal Management delivers the BeachCare program with support by the City of Gold Coast.
BeachCare Coordinator Tegan Croft said with BeachCare groups would be visiting beaches from Paradise Point to Rainbow Bay during May and more volunteers were still needed.
“With the leadership of BeachCare facilitators, you’ll learn interesting facts about the coast and how our beaches are managed,” she said.
“This is a fantastic free, fun and family-friendly activity that will leave you with a real sense of making a difference to our coastal environment.
“All equipment is provided, so come along in your enclosed shoes, a hat and sunscreen.”
Mayor Tom Tate said the City invested more than $110,000 into the BeachCare program each year.
“So far this financial year, more than 600 volunteers have clocked 1400 hours, planted almost 1,700 native dunes plants, removed over six tonnes of weeds and 1.5 tonnes of rubbish,” he said.
“We know the valuable contribution this initiative makes to our coastline. This is a great example of how we are bringing research, coastal management and the community together as part of our broader Ocean Beaches Strategy.”
For more information on participating in BeachCare click here. There is no need to register, you can simply turn up if you wish.
BeachCare May 2015
Saturday 2 May: 9am -11am
- Paradise Point (beach end of Abalone Ave)
Saturday 16 May: 9am – 11am
- Palm Beach (beach end of Lacey’s Lane)
Saturday 16 May: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
- Broadbeach (Beach end of Australia Ave)
Saturday 23 May: 9am – 11am
- Surfers Paradise (beach end of Aubrey Street)
Saturday 30May 9am – 11am
- Bilinga (beach end of Sea Street).
A full calender of events can be found here.