The Griffith Centre for Coastal Management has organiseda BeachCare event this Saturday from 9am to 11am at North Burleigh with Gold Coasters encouraged to lend a helping hand.

BeachCare is a coastal community engagement initiative facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with City of Gold Coast.

The program aims to provide an opportunity for community members to participate in caring for their local coastal environments through the planting of native dune species, weed removal and litter collection and auditing.

The event is being held to improve the health and biodiversity assets of the foreshore’s dunes and educate community members about the importance of dune vegetation.

The site is located nearNorth BurleighSLSCat the beach end of Kelly Avenue.

A car park,SLSCassets, beach access fencing and residential properties sit adjacent to the site.

BeachCare coordinator Tegan Croft said the community was invited to join BeachCare for free community dune rejuvenation activities at their local beach. BeachCare programs are run across 11 Gold Coast beaches

“If you are attending a BeachCare activity please bring a bottle of water, wear enclosed shoes and sun smart clothing,” she said.

People of any age are welcome and equipment will be provided.