Earlier this month, some Kleenheat employees downed tools to spend some time at the beach – but it’s not what you think!
No, there wasn’t a beach towel or sand castle in sight. Instead, a selection of generous volunteers from our Kwinana Production Facility and depot joined students from Leda Education Support Centre to plant trees in as part of a new partnership to support the Coastcare program.
Proudly supported by the City of Kwinana, the focus of the Coastcare program is to undertake the rehabilitation of the coastal foreshore reserves with a focus on Kwinana Beach and Challenger Beach.
It aims to reduce weed communities, reduce erosion, install fencing to control pedestrian and vehicle access, and plant a range of coastal species to improve biodiversity and aesthetic values.
Kleenheat volunteers headed ocean-side to plant native seedlings set to revegetate the coast and reduce erosion, and were joined by students from Leda Education Support Centre who will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing local Coastcare initiatives in the coming months.
Supporting our local communities
Our Senior Partnerships Coordinator, Teale Moyers, said getting behind the Coastcare program was all about staying active in the areas where we operate – with supporting the Kwinana region being a real focus for our business.
“Kleenheat’s all about delivering real ongoing value and award-winning customer service – but we’ve also got a responsibility and commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business,” Teale said.
“As an active member of the Kwinana and Rockingham communities, with our production facility based locally, we’re excited to support the ongoing health of the region’s beautiful coastline.”
Coastcare officer Craig Reynolds said the intitiave was about local organisations coming together for the good of the environment.
“Kwinana Beach is one of the few remaining coastal reserves and is under threat from weed invasion and vegetation degradation from erosion and uncontrolled access” he said.
“With thanks to Kleenheat, the Coastcare program can now concentrate efforts on further improving our precious Kwinana and Rockingham coastline – with the kids from Leda Education Support Centre able to contribute to the ongoing health of the local beaches we’re all so lucky to enjoy.”
About the Coastcare program
An extensive series of coastal rehabilitation sites have been established in the Perth Metro area located in public reserves and under the on-going management of Local Government. Coastal rehabilitation projects are managed by the Coastcare Officers in association with Local Government and implemented by a combination of community Coastcare groups and corporate groups.
For more information on the Coastcare program, visit landcareaustralia.org.au/coastcare.