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March 6, 2021

Caba’s clean coastline

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Cabarita Beach is one of six beaches that have entered from the northern rivers region.  As last year’s winners they are very proud of the cleanliness of their beachfront and the variety of coastal features.

Faye Nash, Cabarita DuneCare coordinator, said, ‘I am very proud to coordinate Cabarita Beach with Annie Pollard. The locals really care about the beach and help in many ways.  They use the bins and walkways.  There were three weddings on the beach on Sunday and it was just beautiful.  Not a bit of rubbish was left behind.’

Cabarita has three shorelines: the patrolled main beach, secluded Norries Cove and the powerful southerly stretch called Maggies Beach.  All three vistas are visible from the imposing Norries Headland. Natalie Turner, clean beach assessor, toured the main beach, Norries Cove and through the pandanus walk  to the headland.  Escorted by Cabarita DuneCare coordinators Faye Nash and Annie Pollard, she observed the Aboriginal midden and then wandered along the newly planted bush-tucker track.

In July, Bogangar students had assisted planting this new half-kilometre bush track, which meets Goanna Track at Maggies Beach. School captain Dominque Lonsdale and friend Macie-Lee McFarlane eagerly explained their five-year history of planting more than 2,500 trees in the coastal fringe with DuneCare volunteers.

The Clean Beaches Awards not only recognise those who work hard to improve and maintain their local beach; they also raise the profile of the winning beaches, draw tourism to the area and assist in the attraction of funding to further protect and improve the beach.  Fingal Head, Hastings Point, Wooli Main Beach and Byron Bay Main Beach are also vying for the titles, making it a strong competition.

Image: L to R: Faye Nash, Natalie Turner, Macie-Lee McFarlane, Dominque Lonsdale, Annie Pollard at Main Beach boardwalk where the Caba Carnivale will be held this Saturday.


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