Mandurah Masters, City of Mandurah and Alcoa staff plant 1500 trees at Point Robert


Swimmers, council workers and Alcoa staff pooled their resources at Point Robert.
Swimmers, council workers and Alcoa staff pooled their resources at Point Robert.

MANDURAH Masters swimmers, City of Mandurah personnel and Alcoa staff pooled their resources with 1500 coastal plants in hand to help stabilise the dunes at Point Robert, south of Doddi’s Beach.

With a team of 30 bearing shovels, trowels, plastic covers, bamboo stakes and plants supplied by the City of Mandurah, a big area was planted.

The Alcoa team was supporting Mandurah Masters as part of its Community Partnership Program.

Co-ordination with Rockingham Men of the Trees, who supplied the Pottiputki (mechanical digger/planter) as well as plant carry buckets, made the job much easier.

Heavy following rains lifted establishment rates significantly.

The planting was part of the council’s Coastcare program which relates directly to Doddi’s Beach where Mandurah Masters swim throughout the year.

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