Another chance to care for our coast
There’s another chance to care for our coast with a community busy bee at Injidup Natural Spa this Sunday.
Nature Conservation Margaret River Region is urging everyone in the Margaret River region community to come along to our coastal care busy bee at Injidup Natural Spa at Wyadup Rocks from 10am-12noon. We need your help doing valuable brushing to close excess pathways and protect this beautiful bit of coastline.
It’s a great chance to have fun, build community, enjoy the great outdoors, get the feel-good endorphins flowing… and enjoy a delicious morning tea donated by the wonderful Lisa from Margaret River Hampers!
Vollies should meet at the carpark at the end of Wyadup Road. Bring hat, covered shoes, gloves and water. Please register your attendance to [email protected] for catering purposes.
The busy bee will be the second time in six weeks that the coast around Injidup Natural Spa has received some care. An impressive 40-plus brave souls faced the elements on July 17 for Nature Conservation Margaret River Region’s previous busy bee at Injidup Natural Spa to help rehabilitate vegetation and prevent erosion on the overused trails.
From young to old, the volunteers banded together to form a human chain passing brushing down the line to close excess trails and help formalise a single trail to the natural rock pool that’s become a tourist sensation. “It was so great to see the community coming together to protect this iconic spot,” says NCMRR’s coastal officer Mandy Edwards. “And we’re hoping for another big turnout this Sunday.”
“This important work has helped protect native vegetation and make a clear trail for people to access the spa. It also helps vegetation to grow back in areas that have already been destroyed by foot traffic.”
Injidup Natural Spa is a rock pool made famous on Instagram where swimmers can frolic in crystal-clear water and enjoy a foamy bath as waves cascade over the granite. But it’s also been suffering from erosion and vegetation loss, which has increased over the last couple of years due to the area’s growing popularity.
“This has led to impacts to the area’s biodiversity and unique natural beauty, which is the very thing that draws so many visitors and locals to the spa,” said Ms Edwards. “In peak times like summer holidays, there’s a lot of foot traffic with people scrambling down the rock face and on natural vegetation, causing significant damage. This spot is enjoyed by so many people for different activities like surfing, swimming and walking the Cape to Cape track – it would be a shame to see it ruined by neglect.”
The hard work by volunteers to help rehabilitate the granite coastline around Wyadup Rocks in the picturesque Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park at the weekend builds on community planting and brushing days that have already been held by NCMRR this season at Redgate Beach, Gas Point at Gnarabup, the Margaret Rivermouth, and North Point in Cowaramup Bay this year, with hundreds of volunteers planting more than 1000 native plants and laying down several tonnes of brush on fragile dunes.
NCMRR’s Caring for Coast program is funded by the Line In The Sand philanthropic group, and this weekend brushing event was supported by the Yallingup Land Conservation District Committee and the City of Busselton, which is generously providing the brush.