Tesch experiences Dunecare voluntary work
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch said she has a new respect for Dunecare and Bushcare volunteers after she experienced first-hand the work they do.
She visited Umina Beach Dunecare and said the volunteers worked year-round in physically demanding conditions.
"Dunecare and Bushcare works to ensure coastal environments at Ettalong Beach and Umina Beach are pollution-free and weed-free," she said.
"They remove invasive weeds that threaten our sensitive coastal environments and keep our dunes and beaches in pristine condition.
"Poisons can't be used, so everything is done by hand," Ms Tesch said.
She has called upon more members of the Woy Woy Peninsula to volunteer their time with Dunecare and participate in their monthly working bees.
Interested community members can contact Umina Community Group at contacts@UminaCommunityGroup.com.au for further details and to get involved.
Volunteers are overseen by Central Coast Council and have been trained in best-practice methods to remove these weeds.
Volunteers undertake training to ensure they can respond appropriately in a first aid emergency.
Media release, 5 Dec 2019
Leisl Tesch, Member for Gosford