Last month, I rolled up my sleeves and joined the volunteers at Friends of Point Peron for a morning of environmental work.

Friends of Point Peron was founded by James Mumme more than 10 years ago. In that time they’ve worked to protect and preserve the natural vegetation, worked educate the public of the environmental damage the Mangles Bay Marina would cause, and have pushed for the establishment of a sustainable future for the entirety of Cape Peron.

I spent a few hours with them and was surprised by just how much of an impact five people could make in just a few hours. The weeds we pulled or cut down were collected in large piles and the sheer size of them was amazing.

The Friends of Point Peron meet on a regular basis, sometimes as often as twice a week and carry out a variety of tasks. They’ll soon start collecting seeds from native trees that will be propagated and planted in areas in need of re-vegetation.

If you’d like to help volunteer a few hours of your time to help a great cause, please let me know and I’ll put you in contact with James.

I had a great time, and will certainly be back volunteering my time again soon.

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