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BeachCare North Kirra Beach

Size of group:

Average 10 participants
North Kirra Group

Location:

The foredunes south of North Kirra SLSC, North Kirra. 

Description of area:

The dunes at this site are wide and have the potential to be an active and healthy dune system. The biggest challenge for this dune is the severe weeds that are smothering the remaining natives. There are many birds (butcher birds, magpies, blue-faced honey eaters) and butterflies, which indicate that this site could be an important habitat for many species in the present and the future. Since the State Government’s works to improve the coastal resources of Kirra, sand has been moved in front of the dunes and will be maintained by the community group.

Volunteer Objectives:

To improve the health and biodiversity assets of the foredunes, as well as engage community members about the importance of dune vegetation.

History:

In 2005 this site was subjected to vandalism of native dune species, particularly Casuarina equisetifolia var. incana (Coastal She-oak). In 2006, with guidance from Cr Chris Robbins, a community dune care group was established to encourage community participation and increase awareness of the importance of dunes and dune vegetation. Since then BeachCare with the local Surfrider Foundation Branch has run community dune care activities approximately once every 6 weeks and in the last year there has been no evidence of tree vandalism.

Other information:

Everyone is always welcome to come along to BeachCare community days; no experience necessary, all ages and fitness, bring along a hat, wear sunscreen, all equipment and refreshments are supplied.

When are we on the dunes?

Saturday 7th July 2012 from 9am-11am
Saturday 8th September 2012 from 9am-11am
Saturday 17th September from 9am-11am

North Kirra Contact Details:

Primary contact person
Name Naomi Edwards
Phone Number 07 555 28823
Mobile 0414 762 374
Email               n.edwards@griffith.edu.au
Secondary contact person
Name Peta Williams
Phone Number (07) 5552 8530
Email               peta.williams@griffith.edu.au
Web
www.griffith.edu.au/coastal-management

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