Locals are being urged to lend a hand to help preserve one of the South West’s most famous natural attractions – Injidup Natural Spa. While the picturesque ocean baths attract many visitors over the busy summer period, Nature Conservation Margaret River Region say the foot traffic is causing significant damage to the granite coastline. As a result, NCMRR will be hosting a community rehabilitation day for the well-loved ‘Instagram-able’ location on Sunday June 17. Part of NCMRR’s Caring for the Coast program, organiser Mandy Edwards said it would be a “shame to see it ruined by neglect.” “One of the South-West’s most popular ‘secret spots’, the beloved natural spa and the coastline around it is suffering from erosion and vegetation loss, which has increased over the last couple of years due to the area’s growing popularity,” she said. “This has led to impacts to the area’s biodiversity and unique natural beauty, which is the very thing that draws so many visitors and locals to the spa.” Ms Edwards said the community busy bee, from 10 am to 12 noon on July 17, is one of the first steps in fixing the site. “We will be laying brush to close excess trails and to help formalise a single trail down to the spa,” she said. “This will prevent trampling of native vegetation and allow new plants to grow back.” “The brush will be recycled pruning from native trees such as Rottnest Island tea tree and peppermint trees.” The rehabilitation day work will build on a series of community busy bees that have already been held at other popular Margaret River locations including Redgate Beach, Gas Point at Gnarabup, the Margaret Rivermouth and North Point in Cowaramup Bay this year.