As the surfers would say Lennox Point’s been going off lately! You may have noticed that our Landcare site with the pick of the views has undergone some impressive transformations over the last couple of years, particularly in the area below The Quarter Deck apartments. And, you may also have noticed a couple of blokes out there planting, watering, mulching, weeding or seed collecting every other day? These two, who don’t wish to be named, are the driving force behind much of the recent works at Lennox Point – and it appears their enthusiasm is contagious!
Last month Lennox Head Landcare hosted a National Tree Planting Day in the area just below The Quarter Deck – 850 plants were planted by around 60 volunteers. It was a great outcome and we all look forward to watching these babies grow. Since then, another 300 have been planted.
But here’s the real news – the majority of the plants that we planted were paid for by private donators. The Quarter Deck donated $500 towards the cost of the plants and the remainder was paid for by a philanthropist who also doesn’t wish to be named. Actually, there have been many plantings in this area that have been paid for by this particular philanthropist, who has donated $2500 to the Lennox Point works so far!
And there’s more – we’ve also had donations from other community members of home grown local native plants, hoses, a brushcutter and a wheelbarrow. These gestures of generosity not only boosts the morale of the group but gives us the means to get out there and get the work done without relying on the sometimes lengthy process of attaining government funding.
Council have also come to the party at the Point by supplying mulch and plants, setting up access to water and providing ground works, drainage and technical support. They have also engaged contractors to carry out additional planting works further up towards Pat Morton Reserve.
The current momentum of the works at the Point has been pushed along by the collaborative approach taken by Lennox Head Landcare. Particular efforts have also gone into making the right plant choices so the views of neighbouring properties are not impeded. We’re hoping that the outcome of all this hard work will be a beautiful natural space that the residents, the wildlife and the community will all be happy with.
If you’d like to volunteer or donate to this project or any of our other projects please contact us. Working bees on the Pinnacle Row site are organised once a month-ish on a Sunday arvo.
Landcare dates for April
(Times are from 8.30 to 10.30am)
Wed 5th Seven Mile Dunes – north of surf club
Wed 12th Boulder Beach – Coast Rd car park
Wed 19th Seven Mile Dunes – opposite Williamsburg
Wed 26th Boulder Beach – Coast Rd car park
www.lennoxheadlandcare.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Shaun on 0448 221 210.