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It’s destination Lobster Beach for volunteers

Following on from a strong start to the 2017 season, volunteers are destined for Lobster Beach as the second destination for their Floating Landcare campaign.

Coordinated by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, in partnership with National Parks and Wildlife, the campaign sees volunteers travel by barge to boat-access only locations throughout the Central Coast to perform bush regeneration and restoration activities.

Greater Sydney Senior Land Services Officer Rebecca Mooy said the first event earlier this month was a great success.

“We had 22 volunteers who got stuck into large patches of Asparagus Fern and Lantana,” she said.

The group was a great mix of seasoned regenerators and first timers aged between 16 and 76 and we are hoping even more people will join us for our upcoming trip to Lobster Beach on Saturday, 6 May.

"Lobster Beach is at the entrance to Brisbane Water, with fantastic views across to Lion Island. It is important habitat for Shorebirds with an area of Wagstaff Spotted Gum Forest, an Endangered Ecological Community.

“In the past two years 100 volunteers have participated in Floating Landcare at four estuary foreshore locations, contributing the equivalent of $16,000 of weeding and litter collections."

Funds from Landcare Australia's corporate partners have given Greater Sydney Local Land Services the opportunity to continue Floating Landcare in 2017, a campaign that has involved more than 400 volunteers in 82 adventures over the past five years.

The program provides an opportunity to involve and inspire a new volunteer community in Gosford and Wyong.

The Lobster Beach trip runs from 9am to 2pm on Saturday 6 May.

Tools, morning tea and a sausage sizzle will be provided. Departure point is Wagstaff Public Wharf.

For more information or to RSVP contact Deb Holloman or phone 0400 823 346.

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Media contact: Nikki McGrath (02) 4724 2138 M: 0448 953 755