- Tuesday 16 August 2016
Weeds in Shelly Beach have been under attack over the past year thanks to Shelly Beach Conservation Group volunteers undertaking 286 hours of bush regeneration activities with the support of Holloway Gallery.
Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said their invaluable efforts had seen 27 standard wheelie bins of weeds removed, making a real difference to the local community.
“Council works in partnership with the community to achieve better conservation outcomes for the region’s beautiful rivers, beaches and extensive bushlands,” Cr Dwyer said.
“Shelly Beach Conservation Group is one of 42 volunteer groups and partners in council’s Community Nature Conservation Program (CNCP) that provide a valuable contribution to the conservation of council’s bushland reserves.
“We would also like to thank the Holloway Gallery for providing sponsorship support to the value of $700 towards the Shelly Beach Conservation Group’s efforts including funding catering for each working bee as well as plants for restoration.”
Shelly Beach Conservation Group founding member Brian Garsden said he was very proud of the difference the group had made over the past 12 years towards preserving the dune function and vegetation quality but there was always more to be done.
“Battling weeds and stabilising sand dunes to hold ground against changeable weather and protect the beach is something you really have to commit to, but if you put the effort in you really start to see positive results which everyone benefits from,” he said.
“New members are always welcome and the group is very grateful for sponsorship support.”
Holloway Gallery owner Annie Holloway said they were delighted to have been able to play a role in the enhancement of the much loved Shelly Beach dunal and bushland areas.
“The Holloway Gallery is pleased to have been able to help the hard working Shelly Beach Conservation Group volunteers undertake such important preservation work throughout our local environment,” she said.
“We really wanted to contribute to something the whole community would enjoy and you can really see the wonderful improvements the group has made to the dunes and vegetation as you walk along the popular Des Dwyer Walkway.”
If you or your business would like to contribute to the conservation efforts through sponsorship or volunteering, and play your part in the protection and management of our Sunshine Coast environment, visit council’s website for further details.For more information about Holloway Gallery visit www.hollowaygallery.com.au or go and check it out at 1 Roderick Street, Moffat Beach.