Our guides were thrilled to join Nature Conservation Margaret River Region caring for coast and rehabilitating foreshore dunes recently! We joined an army of volunteers from the local community to carry out planting and brushing at Gnarabup headland, right near the Cape to Cape Track.

Huge community support for caring for coast

It was a huge turnout of dedicated locals volunteering their time to care for Gnarabup headland. “It really is so heart-warming to see such incredible community spirit on display when we put the call out for these caring for coast busy bees,” says Mandy Edwards, the coastal officer with Nature Conservation.

Many hands make light work with brushing

Many hands made light work of the mountain of brush. Brushing involves using native prunings from trees like peppermint, which would otherwise go to green waste. Instead, the brush is laid down to close unofficial pathways and keep people from walking on the vegetation. It also gives the fragile coastal heath a chance to grow back, protects new plantings and seedlings, and reduces human impacts on this biodiverse ecosystem.

Fun and inspiring to be part of the team caring for coast

“It was so great fun and really inspiring to be part of the team of volunteers. And it was great to give back to this coast that we enjoy and appreciate so much,” says our guide Trev Paddenburg. He took part in the Nature Conservation event and is a regular at the green group’s volunteering days.

Hungry volunteers refuel thanks to our catering

A big thanks to our friends at the White Elephant Beach Cafe for the free coffees for volunteers. And to Margaret River Hampers (which operates out of our in-house commercial kitchen and contributes to our catering for hikers) for the delicious donated morning tea. This event was also made possible thanks to the Margaret River Coastal Residents Association, whose dedicated vollies work week in week out to care for the Prevelly coast. Epic work everyone! Our guides, drivers and staff are already looking forward to the next caring for coast volunteering day to take part in.