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Dune work continues at Binningup
Dune work continues at Binningup

Despite intermittent showers of rain 36 volunteers climbed through the dunes to helpwith the revegetation at Binningup Beach recently.

Picture: Cathy Smith, South West Catchments Council coastal facilitator Chris Gibbs, Pam Bremner and Honey Gisborne.

The second Binningup Coastcare and Environment Group’s community planting day focussed on the northern end of the beach around the Valentine Road lookout where Vietnam veterans had recently completed a wooden viewing platform.

A $7981 Coastwest grant paid for the seedlings and construction of fencing along the walk trail to discourage pedestrian and vehicle access and allow revegetation of the coastal dune environment.

Funding also included a training session for group members by MarkKennedy in deep planting methods and choosing and identifying species suitable for beach front or dune planting.

‘‘It was a great team effort andwe thank all people involved who made this a successful day with support from the Harvey shire and the South West Catchments Council,’’ group coordinator Carolyn Bloye said.

Ms Bloye said the group secured another $15,700 Coastwest grant for next year to continue with dune protection and fencing at the northern end of the beach.

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