Maroochy Waterwatch has undertaken dunal restoration of close to 20 km of coastal foreshore from Coolum to Alexandra Headlands thanks to funding allocated by the federal government’s Green Army programme.
Participants have had the opportunity to restore the precious ecosystem through weed control, erosion management, monitoring and re-vegetation.
Mr Palmer said the Green Army programme engages young people in activities that deliver real and lasting benefits to our environment while also improving employment and career opportunities.
“The work Maroochy Waterways has done in the electorate of Fairfax would not have been possible without funding from the Green Army programme,” Mr Palmer said.
“Maroochy Waterways is making valuable contributions to protecting and conserving our environment as well as promoting a sustainable future for Australia.
“Participants in the dunal restoration have participated in plant identification and planting techniques, herbicide application, seed collection and propagation, natural resource management techniques and water quality testing along with a range of other skills and training experiences.”
A total of $23,000 has been made available to Maroochy Waterwatch in the electorate of Fairfax under the federal government’s Green Army programme, with the dunal restoration expected to be completed in July, 2015.