We managed to get in approximately 32 new sand traps and repaired almost all of the existing ones.
It was good timing – those who were in Wooli shortly after that will know how strong the southerly winds were and I have heard that some of the traps that we put in are full already!!
Come on spring and the spinifex seed season!
Brian also completed a GPS survey of all of the traps. At the end of our day we had covered from south of the last house on South Terrace to about 100m south of Scope Street – a fairly big effort!
I also want to make special mention of Dave Hall who has put in a lot of his time outside of the scheduled working bee times and installed quite a few traps, in association with planting grasses and appropriate trees, along the beach. Thank you Dave.
When you are next in Wooli and can spare an hour to put in 3-5 traps that would be great. As always the material is in our back shed at 128 Main Street and Bruce in the post office has a key. Please ensure that you write down on the pad provided any work that you do as this enables me to tally volunteer hours for the year.
Look to position traps in between peaks of the sand dune and where there seems to be a dearth of grasses. One thing with the traps – they have to be put in with a reasonable amount of tension on the shade cloth and the bottom of the cloth has to be partially buried in the sand. Please ensure that the end posts in particular are hammered a good ways into the sand – otherwise they have a tendency to be removed by any waves that come up to them. If you have any questions about putting the traps in feel free to call or email me for help.