Club digs in for Caba dune care

BOGANGAR residents are proving dune care is not only about a group of like-minded folk planting trees; it's a community concern.

The Cabarita Dune Care group and students from Bogangar Public School planted more than 300 trees in two locations on National Tree Planting Day last week.

Next year they could be planting even more trees, thanks to the Cabarita Beach Sports Club.

“We are setting up a propagation greenhouse for our friends at dune care on the club grounds,” club general manager Phil Mallon said.

JK Fowler Constructions chief Jason Fowler, a member of the sports club, and his works crew will build the greenhouse at no cost.

It will allow the dune care group to grow their own plants from local rootstock rather than having to buy them in.

Mr Mallon said it made sense for the sports club to lend support.

“We are a very green club,” he said.

“We have 10 worm farms feeding off our shredded office paper and food scraps from the restaurant, along with all sorts of recycling and green initiatives.

“With all that fertiliser, it makes the perfect place to grow trees to regenerate our beachfront.”



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