Shelly Beach Muster

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Australian Resilience Corps volunteers

Posted on 25th October 2022

Muster Details

  • Shelly Beach Road, Shelly Beach, Central Coast NSW
  • Mon, Nov 07, 2022
    09:30 - 15:30

About the Muster

Do you want to help prepare communities for natural threats before they happen? Join our muster event to support the Central Coast community and help with sand dune stabilisation to prevent coastal erosion and reduce fuel loads ahead of summer.

What to expect

The muster involves reducing the amount of invasive weed, Bitou bush, in the coastal dunes at Shelly Beach.

Bitou bush tends to dominate sites where it becomes established and the much-needed structure of the native vegetation for stabilising dunes can be lost.

Removing Bitou bush, which tends to grow densely, helps reduce the flammable biomass and therefore fuel load and helps to prevent coastal erosion.

Bring your own lunch, snacks and water for the day.

We look forward to seeing you at the preparedness activity.

Places are limited, register now.

What you need:

  • Boots or sturdy closed-in shoes. (No thongs or sandals)
  • A light rain jacket
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Long pants
  • Food and drinks

Gloves will be provided, or you can bring your own.

Your safety is important to us.

Before you join us at this event, you will need to complete a mandatory online volunteer safety course from our partners at Disaster Relief Australia.

Start your mandatory safety training now

Frequently asked questions

Q. What are the safety arrangements for the day?

Before you arrive on site there is an online safety induction course that you are required to complete. On the day there will be a safety induction onsite and trained staff to administer first aid and QR code check in.

Q. What do the activities involve?

In small groups, teams move along dunes removing Bitou bush from coastal dunes.

Q. How fit do I need to be to participate?

Activity is all manual labour with bending and pulling. All fitness levels will be catered for on the day.

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