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Cascade Primary School students assisted Shire Environmental Officers at Quagi beach last week. The kids braved the wind and rain to plant a variety of native coastal species around the recently developed day use area near the new steps to the beach. 

Approximately 600 seedlings were planted on the day which will provide shade and habitat for birds in the area. This adds to the thousands of seedlings already planted by Shire staff, Work for the Dole team, work placement students and South Coast Natural Resource Management’s Coastal Works team.

This project is supported by funding from the Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program. The Shire has a small amount of work left to do at the site involving fencing and installation of tables and seating. The project is due to be completed by the end of the year. 

Over 11,000 seedlings have been planted at Castletown Quays, Quagi Beach, Twilight Beach and Lake Monjingup this winter as part of the Shire’s planting program.