Coochiemudlo Island Coastcare Rangers
Junior Rangers – engaging the next generation
Junior Rangers learn to care for our island by:
- working together
- dreaming big
and encouraging others to take nothing but memories and leave nothing but footprints.
In order to raise awareness and continue making a difference, Coastcare provides the opportunity for the children on the island (and beyond) to become actively involved in caring for our island by joining the Coochiemudlo Island Coastcare Rangers.
Becoming a Junior Coastcare Ranger means participating once a month in a parent-supervised, volunteer program.
It involves fun outdoor activities that will not only teach children (aged 5 – 16) about our island environment and how to take care of it, but will provide an opportunity for them to make friends, learn about teamwork and other valuable life skills, and ultimately make a difference for future generations by protecting our unique environment.
Children need to wear hat, sunscreen, sun-smart clothing and enclosed shoes and bring along a water bottle.
Rangers are very important members of Coastcare and we are keen to teach them about caring for ‘their’ island. Ranger activities include:
- safety program (safety equipment supplied)
- planting of native species
- plant adoption and continued monitoring
- dune rehabilitation
- removing invasive weeds
- collecting and sorting marine debris and bush and beach litter
- marine life and coastal environment educational workshops
- participation in the Flinders Day Parade
- morning or afternoon tea (depending on the time of year)
There’s also the opportunity for rangers to earn rewards through their participation.
To find out more or to register, contact Coastcare Secretary and Rangers Leader Heather Smith on 0433 667 315 or Membership Secretary Lois Toop on 0408 180 630, or email Coastcare.