Can you help make a wonderful community asset even better?
Beaconsfield residents appreciate our leafy town particularly our many parks such as the Kath Roberts Reserve and Bob Burgess Park, and of course the well-known Beaconsfield Park which forms part of the Cardinia Creek Sanctuary and Akoonah Park.
For many years the Friends of Cardinia Creek Sanctuary (FoCCS) has maintained and improved the area through working bees and plantings in consultation with relevant statutory bodies.
During Covid restrictions many local people used the Cardinia Creek area for their exercise, in fact over-used it and destroyed many of the pre-Covid plantings. Whilst all sections of the park have been affected, the areas surrounding walking tracks, playgrounds and popular dog-swimming parts of Cardinia Creek are in dire need of restoration.
Like other voluntary groups FoCCS was unable to continue its regular activities during the pandemic. Now that normalcy is slowly returning, the FoCCS is eager to return but needs your help. Everyone is invited to assist the group regardless of age, ability or experience with supervised children and dogs very welcome. If you have enjoyed Cardinia Creek and its wonderful bushland, why not give something back to the community and help restore this valuable asset?
Perhaps you belong to a social group and would like to plant together. FoCCS provides the plants, tools and supervision and you provide the labour. Teachers may like to incorporate positive action into their curriculum as we have successfully involved pre-school children in environmental activities.
If you are interested in actively contributing , whether on a one-off basis or as a regular member, please contact April, the FoCCS Secretary, on 0422056809 for further information. You are assured of a very warm welcome.
By Viv Williams