Northern suburbs conservation volunteers celebrate achievements

Volunteers inspecting the revegetation work in Marmion.
Volunteers inspecting the revegetation work in Marmion.

CONSERVATION volunteers from two northern suburbs groups joined together to celebrate their work and achievements during National Volunteer Week.

Using funds from a Volunteering WA grant, the group toured their past and current projects earlier this month.

The Friends of North Ocean Reef-Iluka Foreshore showed their native plant and weed labelling project along the shared-use path between Burns Beach and Iluka, while the Friends of Sorrento Beach and Marmion Foreshore explained how they had revegetated the banks along West Coast Drive with more than 25,500 native plants.

They also visited bushland rehabilitation sites at Carnaby Reserve in Connolly, Kingsley’s Shepherds Bush Park and Yellagonga Regional Park in Joondalup.

Organiser Don Poynton said a City of Joondalup representative attended and thanked the groups.

“The event was held both as a way of thanking volunteers during National Volunteer Week and as an opportunity for the volunteers to view the successes and failures of different groups, with the idea they would adopt the successes for their own areas and learn from the failures,” he said.

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