Container helps dune care
CABARITA Beach Dune Care volunteers have been provided with a shipping container to store their tools and other equipment.
After two years of pleading the group has received the shipping container from Tweed Shire Council and hopes to put it to other uses besides storage, including helping in its Clean Up Australia day activities on March 5.
Dune care volunteer Ashley Baldry said the group had been working with the council for the past two years to get hold of a storage container.
He said it would allow the volunteer organisation to store all its basic tools, including shovels, wheelbarrows, hoses and buckets.
“We will model our fit-out on the Hastings Point facility where they also use it as an educational resource and library for members,” Mr Baldry added.
“It is a key piece of infrastructure for us and it complements our native plant nursery at the Cabarita Beach Sports Club.
“It is a terrific example of how Tweed Shire Council works with the local community on environmental projects, and we appreciate their support.”
Mr Baldry said the storage unit would be put to use as part of Clean Up Australia Day activities on Saturday, March 5.
“The shed will also be an important part of our National Tree Day activities with Bogangar Public School in July,” he added.
“We are close to announcing a major sponsorship with a local business, which will see National Tree Day double in size to include planting over 1000 trees and educational workshops for the students.”
Mr Baldry said new members were always welcome to join the group and should contact him on 02 6676 3400 for more details.