Coast Care

Coast Care is a coastal restoration programme that works to protect our Bay of Plenty beaches and the erosion of sand dunes, by partnering with local volunteers and schools.

What is Coast Care?

Coast Care is a coastal restoration programme that aims to restore and protect the sand dunes along our Bay of Plenty beaches, run in close partnership with local communities, care groups and schools. There are 25 groups throughout the Bay of Plenty that all help to make sure sand dunes – our beaches’ first line of defence – are not lost to erosion, weather or careless management.


Who is involved?

Volunteers give their time and expertise to looking after our dunes and are made up of residents, beach users and schools who care about our coastal environment. Regional Council provides most of the funding for Coast Care groups, as well as other resources and educational tools.


All four coastal district and city councils (Western Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Opotiki and Whakatane) and the Department of Conservation are also involved in the programme. Coast Care volunteers help with beach clean-ups, planting native dune plants, managing the spread of weeds and pests, fencing and much more. Coast Care offers advice on reducing erosion through planting and also provides resources such as native plants and fertiliser. Part of Coast Care’s role is also to educate people on why protecting our dunes is such an important part of protecting our beaches and that we all have a responsibility to our environment.

Project created on: 12 May 2017
Project leader: Prue Sisam

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LINK TEST POSTER Dune plans and animals

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Coast Care Brochure

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DOC TEST BROCHURE Dune Plants

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Life's A Beach Education Resource

Website

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Coast Care Newsletter May 2017

Website

Posted 3 months ago
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DOC TEST BROCHURE Dune Plants

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DOC TEST BROCHURE Dune Plants

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