Get to ‘Know your Beach’

Information stalls will also be available to have your say

By Trish Bowman

Know you Beach events are being held across the Capricorn Coast in a bid to allow the community to better understand the flora and fauna of the beach areas, and to learn the importance of maintaining the natural biodiversity of the dunes.

Activities at the events include nature play and crafts with the team from Crafty Little Folk, beach scavenger hunt with prizes to be won, grass planting to support the dunes and information displays.

Livingstone Councillor Andrea Friend said our Capricorn Coast beaches are beautiful and dynamic places.

“The way we use and manage these precious areas has an impact on their health and resilience in the face of coastal hazards such as erosion and storm surge,” Cr Friend said.

“To keep our beaches healthy, we need to look after the native vegetation that protects the sand dunes and traps sand that replenishes our beaches after storm events.

“The ‘Know your Beach’ events are a way for the community to learn more about their local beach and provide input to Council in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

“The event is for all ages, with activities for children and adults. Including tree planting, guided tours and nature play activities.”

Cr Friend said events such as these raise the profile of the value of our natural assets and provide an opportunity for residents to have a say about the management of our Shoreline.

“These events are part of a broader project to advance the Coastal Hazards Adaption Strategy ‘Our Living Coast’ adopted by Council in 2021,” she said.

“Building resilience in our natural ecosystems and in our coastal community helps to maintain our wonderful lifestyle on the Capricorn Coast.”

Local Community groups and clubs are collaborating with Council to deliver the Know your Beach events.

The events are part of a project funded by the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments.

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Resilience and Risk Reduction Funding (QRRRF) helps to develop community awareness of coastal hazards and raise our resilience in the face of natural disasters.

The remaining ‘Know your Beach dates are:

• May 21 – Emu Park Main Beach (Kerr Park)

• June 4 – Yeppoon Main Beach (Amphitheatre)

• June 18 – Farnborough Beach (Rotary Park)