A neighbourhood celebration and walking tour
On Sunday 19 October 2014, we held a neighbourhood celebration at Coon Island.
We wanted to let people know about our group and our action plan, encourage neighbours to meet each other, and to highlight a natural and cultural treasure in our backyard.
We had a lovely morning, starting with a brief bit of history about the Sustainable Neighbourhoods program in our area.
Keith and Noel from the Coon Island Landcare group then each lead groups on a walking tour along Swansea Channel, highlighting some of the fascinating features of Coon Island. Did you know:
And once we got to the viewing platform, we got stuck into planting 200 native foreshore plants including to hold the soil and improve habitat.
With all that work done, we converged back at the picnic area for a sausage sizzle, a chance to chat with our neighbours, and to share ideas about future projects.
Thank you to everyone who attended, and who helped to promote the event, set everything up, led tours and activities, picked up litter and planted trees, cooked the BBQ, and helped pack up. What a great team!
Here's some photos from the day: