Volunteers help restore local environment

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A team of Pacific Island workers from the Costa Berries Corindi farm in New South Wales volunteered their time to work with the local Emerald Beach Landcare group and National Parks and Wildlife Service recently.

The group, from Fiji, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands worked on their day off to remove Senna and Lantana weeds which have been choking out native plants in the regional park north of Emerald Beach. This area has been recently added to the national park estate and their efforts will go a long way to getting it back to its natural condition.

The local Emerald Beach Landcare coordinator Graham Tupper thanked the group for their contribution in getting the regional park back to its pre-settlement condition with more food and homes for the birds and wildlife.

“So great to see the community effort, now stretching across the Pacific Ocean, to help restore and protect our local habitats,” he said.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service put on lunch for the group, who also performed a beautiful hymn in the bush setting.