ANZAC Day Service at the Surf Club
The Surf Club's annual service was held on a beautiful evening on 25. And with the going down of the sun, we paid tribute to Australia's service men and women, while dolphins played in the sea just beyond the break. A very memorable experience.
Bushcare Group - caring for your environment every Friday
Call Maureen 4382 2462, or Tony on 0418 223 114 for information on where to meet.
The current project is targetting asparagus fern, mother-of-millions and Saharan Mustard in the dunes near the lagoon mouth - and they need help
If you can weed your garden you can do bush regeneration. Visit the Bushcare Group website for more info www.macmastersbeachbushcare.com
A history of the MacMasters Beach Surf Club
Local historian Marie Riley has published her latest local history "MacMasters Beach. The story of a unique surf club and Community".
This book describes how MacMasters Beach has developed from very early days. It covers
From the mid 1940s the Surf Club has been central to the community. It's trained our children in surf survival and rescue and the importance of community and responsibility. It's building has provided an important meeting place for our community groups. The cafe and bar are important social meeting places. It's been the venue for weddings and wakes. And the members have saved many locals and visitors from the surf.
And Marie's book goes beyond the Surf Club. It looks at the larger community and how the various community-based organisations have each added to our community that makes living or visiting here so worthwhile.
Contact Marie Riley to buy your copy for only $35
Phone: 4381 2759
Bushcare Group asks community to take care of the dunes by doing nothing
The sand dunes of MacMasters Beach are an important backdrop to our beach and a vital haven for wildlife of all sorts - birds, reptiles and mammals.
But they are very fragile. However the native vegetation that grows there is well adapted to that environment and helps to stabilise the dunes. Just as important the vegetation provides food and refuge for native fauna. The dunes are also very dynamic - they change shape with wind and storms as part of the natural process.
But the dunes are threatened by both nature with the increasingly frequent storms, and by direct human action.
The best defence for the dunes and the wildlife they support, as well as for nearby properties is well vegetated dunes, because they help retain the existing sand and traps windblown sand that build the dunes up.
The best way to help the dunes is to do nothing!!!! With respect to the public land in the dunes:
Call Tony on 0418 223 114 if you'd like to help out or if you'd like to find out about weeds on your own property and how to manage them.