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Peregian kid power aims to save the foreshore dunes

GREEN ARMY: Year 3 St Andrew’s students prepare to plant more than 500 native species on Peregian’s foreshore.
GREEN ARMY: Year 3 St Andrew’s students prepare to plant more than 500 native species on Peregian’s foreshore. Contributed

PEREGIAN foreshore may have copped one of its worst buffetings in recent months but the dunes will be harder to shift in future, thanks to the toil of school students.

Year 3 students from St Andrew's Anglican College have joined forces with Peregian Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Peregian Beach Community Association and Sunshine Coast Council's bushland conservation management team to help toughen up the natural defences.

The "Peregian Park Protectors" moved in after council staff helped prepare the area for a mass planting with the goal of rejuvenating the front area and preserving it for future generations.

"Peregian has seen the worst beach erosion for more than 30 years due to a number of large weather events and it demonstrates the importance of maintaining a healthy dune foreshore," St Andrew's spokeswoman Sue Sagar said.

The joint effort to provide some extra TLC came about from the efforts of Peregian SLSC president Brett Leckie and Rochelle Gooch, of the PBCA, to ensure "a healthier, greener future for the Peregian Beach Park foreshore".

This is a favourite gathering spot for locals and visitors and is home to the Peregian Originals.

Sue said the students played an integral role in planting more than 500 native plants in the dune area and learnt about coastal conservation in the process.

Mr Leckie was pleased with the results.

"It's a privilege to be able to help the local environment and prepare it for a brighter future. I'm sure that every local is grateful to everyone who pitched in their time and energy," he said.

If you are interested in joining the group contact the Peregian Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

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