BeachCare aims to provide an opportunity for community members to participate in caring for their local coast environments through the planting of native dune species, weed removal and litter collection at now 11 locations from Rainbow Bay to Paradise Point.
The new site, located at the beach end of Tallebudgera Drive, Tallebudgera, next to lifeguard tower 16, will be launched on Saturday 19 March at 1.30pm.
BeachCare coordinator Tegan Croft said the new site will allow them to restore another section of the Gold Coast foreshore.
“It is due to the charitable support of the Palm Beach Currumbin Leos, Lions and Lioness clubs, Cr Daphne McDonald and a generous local couple,” she said.
“Hopefully this new site inspires more locals to get involved in caring for their local beach.”
Ms Croft said the current state of the site at Tallebudgera was “average”.
“There is not a lot of diversity and a few weeds to get on top of,” she said.
“BeachCare hopes to increase the diversity and number of native plant species at the location, encouraging more native fauna to the area through the provision of food and shelter and improving the area aesthetically.
“BeachCare is a relaxed and casual program suitable for everyone to become involved with. It is a great way to contribute to the local beach environment, learn something new and get outdoors.
“If all the beach users gave just 2 hours of their time once a year, imagine what we could achieve.”
BeachCare activities take place at a different Gold Coast location from 9-11am or 1:30-3:30pm every Saturday morning and participants are asked to wear enclosed shoes, sun smart clothing and to bring a bottle of water. All other equipment will be supplied.
The Leo’s, Lions and Lioness clubs will be joining the BeachCare launch for the first planting session from 1:30pm.