The future of our fragile coastal dunes is in young hands like these, and we’re pretty happy about that.
These year 11 students from the Noosa Pengari Steiner school joined us for weeding and native planting today in front of Peregian foreshore park at the site of the Message Tree sculpture.
And this is not a token effort. Teacher Peter Dick (that’s him in the back row with the big hat) has had a long involvement with PBCA and our bushcare guru Rochelle Gooch.(far right)
This is part of their Coastal Management Studies, and the students have been keen to learn more of the practical processes involved in protecting our dunes and the habitat they support.
Peter says his students really understand that our vital dune system isn’t healthy and resilient by accident. It takes knowledge and constant work by community groups like PBCA.
The students will be back to check on the tubestock leptospernums & banksia ameulas they helped plant today.
Rochelle and our regular bushcarers are delighted to see this generation personally invested in understanding our coastal eco-system. Protecting our environment really does begin right here and now.