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Reef Blitz is on Tomorrow only


Help stop Wild Cattle Creek beach erosion at Reef Blitz 2018 event Gladstone Regional Council’s Environment and Conservation team will lead another beach protection activity at Wild Cattle Creek tomorrow (Oct 6) as part of Reef Blitz 2018. Reef Blitz is an annual event held in October to promote citizen science and help communities understand how they can contribute to reef health and resilience. Gladstone Region Acting Mayor Chris Trevor encouraged people to come out while the Beach Arts Music (BAM) session is on at the same time and join in the foredune planting. “Our Environment and Conservation team and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) have planted vines and grasses in this location before to help build up the vegetation and protect the beach from erosion,” Councillor Trevor said. “We plan to continue this rehabilitation work to ensure the long term health of the foreshore and ultimately, the Great Barrier Reef.” A host of other local organisations, including the Creative Recycling Centre, Tangaroa Blue, Harbour Watch, Coral Watch, the Gladstone Local Marine Advisory Committee and the Fitzroy Basin Association, will present information and activities throughout the afternoon. To take part just meet at the Reef Blitz stall between 3pm and 4pm at the Millennium Esplanade, wearing enclosed shoes, a hat and sunscreen. CVA is coordinating the event with the support of the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership.

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