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PEARL BEACH - Incomparable !

Pearl Beach Dunecare Group
 

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At Pearl Beach, similar to any other Australian beach, the dunes closest to the surf edge act as barriers against the action of waves, tides and wind.

Native plants and grasses give the dunes a chance to survive nature's onslaught by trapping sand and strengthen them after exposure to battering storm waves.

Normally dunes are densely vegetated to protect the dune habitats behind them. Non-native weeds and grasses take-over the native species making the dunes more susceptible to sea and wind erosion.

Dune stabilisation is a priority so plantings of native trees and shrubs is essential.

Dunecare volunteer   
Pearl Beach Dunecare Group is made up of local community members who work with Council to enhance dune environments and conserve threatened species.
 
 
Volunteer Dunecare members have eradicated weeds from large areas, especially along the Pearl Parade reserve, however, more help is always needed for maintenance and ongoing weed control.
Cassuarina binding sand dune

Volunteer Dunecare members have eradicated weeds from large areas, especially along the Pearl Parade reserve, however, more help is always needed for maintenance and ongoing weed control.

Acacia 'Sophorae' dune vegetation

Pearl Beach Dunecare Group meets for a working bee once a month. Everyone is welcome to become involved in an active community environmental group like Dunecare which is supported by Gosford City Council through their Bushcare program.

Their aims are to remove any non-native plants and replace them with suitable dune plants to help protect Pearl Beach's beautiful first line of defence, the dunes

Results of Dunecare revegetation

Working Bees - Monthly on the 2nd Saturday morning between 9.00am and 11.00am

Fay Austin - Tel:  4341 7669

Results of Dunecare revegetation
 

 

 
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