Council plants dune vegetation for National Tree Day
Central Coast Council will be celebrating National Tree Day with a "planting event" on the dunes at Umina Beach from 9am to noon on Sunday, July 31.
"National Tree Day is Australia's largest community tree planting and nature care event," said acting environment director Mr David Milliken.
"The day involves more than planting native trees to rejuvenate the area.
"It's also a chance for our community to learn about and get involved in conserving their local environment," Mr Milliken said.
"These events will provide a space for community connection, education and can help promote the value of our local natural areas.
"The event at Umina Beach will be aimed at revegetating the coastal dunes.
"Dune vegetation plays an important role in our coastal environments as it reduces the impacts of wind and water erosion, meaning less sand will be blown on to roads and into properties, and less sand lost during high seas and large swells.
"By restoring the dunes at Umina Beach, it will also provide habitat and a food source for many local species of small birds and local fauna native to the region. In the long term, established native vegetation helps prevent other unwanted species, such as exotics and environmental weeds like bitou bush, from thriving in sand dunes."
Council administrator Mr Rik Hart said: "By helping plant a tree, not only are you playing a role in revegetating and helping protect our local natural areas, but you're also providing habitat for native wildlife and making our community a better place to live."
Residents should meet at end of Trafalgar Ave at 9am.
Media release, 20 Jul 2022
David Milliken, Central Coast Council