Beach volunteer’s efforts set in stone

Thursday 1 March 2018

Volunteers who have been dedicated to preserving the Frankston Foreshore for over 30 years have been acknowledged for their ongoing service to the local community.

Frankston City Council recently installed a plaque set in stone along the Frankston Waterfront boardwalk which acknowledges ‘the dedication and ongoing service to our community in revegetating the Frankston Foreshore since 1987 by past and present volunteers of the Frankston Beach Association Incorporated’.

Mayor Colin Hampton said the plaque is “a tribute to all volunteers who have given their valuable time and expertise to take care of our local environment.”

“The Frankston Beach Association has greatly contributed to the preservation of one of Victoria’s most popular beaches which is regularly filled with people in the summer months.”

“On behalf of Council, our community and our environment I thank the Frankston Beach Association for their dedication and contribution to preserving our natural environment.”

Frankston Beach Association is a non-profit volunteer organisation that participates in the restoration and preservation of the foreshore reserves.

Joan Cavanagh, Secretary of the Frankston Beach Association, said their motto is what they live by, ‘preserving the beach for all to use’.

“We’ve been responsible for obtaining grants and planting over 350,000 plants since 1987 under the leadership of Kathleen Hassell, whose efforts in the revegetation of the foreshore have been recognised with an Order of Australia Medal,” said Ms Cavanagh.

“Our dedicated team of volunteers undertake planting on a regular basis and will continue to do so into the future.”

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