CAPE TO CAPE TRACK MAINTENANCE - THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 16
The Busselton Naturalists Club’s annual maintenance of our allocated section of the Cape to Cape Track will be held on Sunday October 16, starting at 9.00am.
The Club maintains the section of track from Sugarloaf Rock to Cape Naturaliste and, this year, we’ll be pruning vegetation from the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse precinct down to the end of the first boardwalk, a distance of about 900 metres.
This is not a particularly difficult section of track to maintain and, if time permits and if enough volunteers turn up, we’ll tackle the next 400 metres of track south which also includes a short section of boardwalk
Meet 9.00am on the gravel road about 500 metres west of Cape Naturaliste Road where the Cape to Cape Track crosses over just south of lighthouse precinct.
Bring gloves and secateurs, plus a whipper snipper or hedgetrimmer if you have one, plus a rake to rake up pruned vegetation. A shovel may also be useful if sand has washed onto the track due to this winter’s rains.
The weather forecast for Sunday is cool and cloudy with a small chance of some drizzle, perfect for track maintenance.
With luck, not only will wildflowers still be present along this section of track but whales moving south towards the Antarctic should be readily visible as in past years.
Maintenance work is normally completed by lunchtime so bring your own picnic lunch and a folding chair to be enjoyed back where the cars are parked.
PS. SNAKES ARE COMMON ALONG THE CAPE TO CAPE TRACK AND NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN BITTEN OR THREATENED WHILE MAINTAINING THE TRACK – THE SNAKES ARE CLEARLY VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK WE DO!