Take 3 for the Sea are thrilled to be collaborating with our friends from 5 Lands Walk Inc for this year’s annual event on June 26.
The 5 Lands Walk takes in five of the Central Coast’s most stunning beaches and attracts more than 20,000 participants. It is a place where family, friends and the wider community are encouraged to celebrate life, have fun and connect to our Aboriginal history as well as who we are today.
The day-long festival is held on the Saturday closest to the winter solstice when the whales, a significant totem of the Darkinjung people, are migrating north, along the spectacular coastline.
This year, for the first time, participants will be encouraged to collect at least 3 pieces of rubbish along the walk, raising awareness of the plastic pollution crisis and taking direct action to protect our oceans.
Take 3 for the Sea CEO Sarah Beard said: “We are delighted to be part of this year’s 5 Lands Walk. The event is a staple in the Central Coast calendar and its mantra of ‘Connecting People to People and People to Place’ perfectly aligns with Take 3’s beliefs and vision for the future of our planet.
“To have the opportunity to share the Take 3 message with more than 20,000 participants is an amazing opportunity to not only take action and make a difference but also share knowledge and expertise on protecting the beautiful coastline we call home.”
The walk starts at MacMasters Beach, heads north to the surf clubs at Copacabana, Avoca Beach and North Avoca following the beaches, headlands, bush tracks and back-roads to the surf club at Terrigal
The 5 Lands Walk partnership liaison Suzy Miller explained the significant impact the collaboration between the two Central Coast Community Groups could have, she said: “With over 22,000 people completing the walk, imagine the impact we can have on the day of the 5 Lands Walk. If everyone picked up just 3 pieces of rubbish, that would be 66,000 items of trash that may otherwise have ended up in the ocean.”
The 5 Lands Walk is a physical, spiritual, and cultural journey that connects people to people and people to place, a place where no one is excluded. In doing so the event takes a step to create a more harmonious and inclusive society on the Central Coast and beyond.
On the day of the walk, the team from Take 3 for the Sea will have a designated rubbish collection point at each of the 5 lands. The team will also have a stall at the community fair at Avoca Beach where they will provide information to walkers on how they can make a difference to the environment.
The 5 Lands Walk president Pauline Wright said: “This connection is about learning to care for each other as people, as well as learning to care for our place. We are excited to partner with a local organisation like Take 3 for the Sea, who do such great work globally for the environment.
“With such synergy in our visions, a collaboration with Take 3, is a great way to engage with the Central Coast community and work side by side on our wonderful event.”
While the 5 Lands Walk is on Saturday, the festival will run over the whole weekend, with an opening celebration on the Friday night and activities on the Sunday. COVID compliant guidelines will be in place to ensure the well-being of participants and volunteers.
Online registrations for the walk can be done via the 5 Lands Walk website