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Castlecliff Coast Care

Year Started: 
2007
Contact Person: 
Graham Pearson
E-mail address: 
Group Members: 
12
Address: 
South of the Duncan Pavilion
Adjacent to the large grassed domain beside Beach Front Road, Whanganui
New Zealand
Ecosystem: 
With the support of the Community and the many stakeholders, Ted Frost (now deceased), coordinator Graham Pearson and Coast Care members have been busy working to restore the sand dunes ecology, provide stability to the dunes, and by education and demonstration, enhance the community’s recognition of the value of coastal dunes and their ecological fragility.
A testament to Ted’s foresight, the last six years has seen a huge increase in interest and involvement of many community groups.
• Since March 2009 over 5,500 voluntary hours, valued at $139,000 have been contributed
• Most of these have been contributed by local community groups & Whanganui school children.
• About 600 plants have been added to the dune areas each year. These are provided by WDC, DOC, local nurseries and through seedlings donated by local people.
• The group has received several regional weed buster awards, a National DOC Conservation 2010 award and the NZ Dune Restoration Trust’s “Best Coastal Community Group award 2012.

Developing “ownership” is a key component of any Community development program. All the people contributing their time “have learned through participation and discussion” about the fragile foreshore and dune areas, and how the native plants used in dune restoration can help to stabilize and enhance the area.

For further information contact:
Graham and Lyn Pearson
phone: 06-344-1012
email: [email protected]

 
Location:
Castlecliff (Whanganui) Coast Care’s dune restoration area focuses primarily on an area of the rear dunes, just south of the Duncan Pavilion, Whganui. It is adjacent to the large grassed domain beside Beach Front Road, and only 200 meters from the Children’s’ play area, Skate park, and free BBQ’s.
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Sponsors:

Castlecliff Coast Care gratefully acknowledge the financial and in-kind assistance of:
Wanganui District Council and their staff
Horizons Regional Council and their staff
Department of Conservation (both locally and in Wellington)
World Wildlife Fund
Thomas George Macarthy Trust
Wanganui Forest & Bird Soc.
Castlecliff Community Trust
River City Tree Services
Kia Tahi Nursery
CIE Nursery
Parnell Nursery
Quay Copy Centre
Mitre 10

 

Affiliates:
Wanganui District Council and their staff,
Horizons Regional Council and their staff
Department of Conservation
World Wildlife Fund
Wanganui Forest & Bird Soc.
Castlecliff Community Trust

 

Group Data

1250

Plants in the ground

80

square metres of weeds controlled

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