This workshop will demonstrate how eroded foredunes on local beaches can be re-formed.
Peter Corlis, Senior Environmental Officer with the Soil Conservation Service will demonstrate how simple wind fences, constructed of low cost biodegradable materials, can trap sand blown by prevailing winds and restore the profile of the foredune.
Short (5-10 metre) lengths of hessian fencing will be erected in an east-west direction in areas with significant sand loss. It is important that human traffic be restricted while the dune is being restored, so temporary fencing will be erected around the wind fencing areas.
Peter Corlis has developed this method of dune restoration and is eager to share his expertise with others interested in the rehabilitation of our natural environment.
This hands-on demonstration day is partly funded through Coffs Harbour City Council’s Environmental Levy Program.
Wear appropriate clothing, covered shoes and a hat.
Water and snacks will be provided. BYO lunch or buy it at the shop across the road.
Meet at the beach carpark opposite the Sandy Beach shop
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As part of its Sustainable Agriculture program, North Coast Local Land Services is encouraging commercial Blueberry Growers and Apiarists providing pollination services to attend a one day accredited training course delivered through Tocal College of Agriculture.
The course will be delivered with both indoor and outdoor lessons. It will involve practical work with active bee hives.
CHRL is once again offering a First Aid Course for those site volunteers needing to refresh or gain a new First Aid Accreditation.
Each Landcare site should have at least one currently accredited First Aider.
Please note First Aid Certificates are valid for 90 days after the expiry date.
If your certificate is about to, or just expired, please enrol in the refresher course.
If you do not hold a current certificate, enrol in the full course, and you will need to complete an online component before attending the training day.
From 1st of January 2015, all students undertaking Nationally Recognised training in Australia need to have a Unique Student Identifier, or USI. Once you have registered for the First Aid training you will be sent details on how to apply for a USI.
CPR refresher Training
Safe Work Australia First Aid in the Workplace (Code of Practice) recommends ‘Refresher training in CPR should be undertaken annually and first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years’. There may be an opportunity for volunteers wanting to refresh their CPR training to join in the first 2 hours of the full First Aid training course.
Please contact Jude to register your interest in CPR refresher training.