Preston Beach dune restoration a success

Trees a crowd: Mandurah Baptist College students take part in the Preston Beach Dune Rehabilitation project. Photo: supplied.
Trees a crowd: Mandurah Baptist College students take part in the Preston Beach Dune Rehabilitation project. Photo: supplied.

The annual Preston Beach Dune Restoration Project community planting day was held on Wednesday June 28, with over 130 students from Mandurah Baptist College in attendance.

The project once again was a huge success with support from Preston Beach Progress Association, Preston Beach Volunteer Rangers, Preston Beach Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and St John Ambulance and Police, as well as community members and residents of Preston Beach.

On a winter’s day, over 600 native coastal seedlings were planted around the main carpark, including a weed and litter pick up across dunes adjacent to the area.

The students had a go on the fire hose, were handcuffed, breath-tested and strapped to the ambulance trolley.

At the end of the day they participated in a sandcastle competition.

The Preston Beach store provided a wonderful sausage sizzle lunch enjoyed by all.

The Shire of Waroona would like to thank the Department of Planning Coastwest Funding for their ongoing support of this wonderful community project.