On Saturday the 12th of November community members and landcarers from across the Illawarra joined Landcare Illawarra and the Gerringong Gerroa Landcare Liaison Network to celebrate Dune Day 2011.
Participants enjoyed a range of activities throughout the day. A traditional Welcome to Country performed by local Aboriginal elder Gwenda Jarrett opened the days festivities and activities ranged from a guided walk along the Kiama Coastal track, guided bird watching walk with Illawarra birders Inc, live street art, sand sculpting and talks from local experts on weeds, local vegetation, wildlife and frogs and reptiles we are likely to spot around our region.
Guests also enjoyed performances from local talented musicians Jack R Reilly, Dane Overton and Bec Sandridge throughout the day. The day not only raised awareness across a range of demographics about the importance of coastal
vegetation and regional projects people can become involved in, it also helped raise money to support Landcare activities.
Funds raised on the day will go towards helping volunteers with resources required to help protect and preserve our beautiful native vegetation for future generations to enjoy.
This community activity was funded by Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority and Landcare Illawarra.