Marcoola revegetation a boost for beach and students alike

Marcoola Beach reaped the benefits of National Tree Day this year when 34 Geography students participated in a revegetation project that saw 400 native trees planted in the dunes.

St Andrew’s offered a hand to Sunshine Coast Council and the Coolum and North Shore Coast Care group at Beach Entry 106 recently as part of their Geography course.

Teacher Peter Dick said this wasn’t the first time St Andrew’s had participated and that great connections had been forged over the years.

“Students write a report for assessment that is based on the management of the local coastal areas, and Coolum Coast Care always assist us by providing data and informative talks,” Mr Dick said.

“There are so many positives surrounding a project like this and it was an excellent morning.”

Leigh Warneminde from Coolum and North Shore Coast Care said the many hands made light work.

“The contribution to the dune restoration project by St Andrew’s was greatly appreciated by our volunteers; their enthusiasm, energy and respect was infectious,” Ms Warneminde said.

“We hope they will come back to the area and see the fruits of their labour in the years to come.”