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At the recent Dunes Restoration Trust conference in Whangarei, David Mc Dougall, on behalf of the Group, received the award as the best coastal community group in 2015 for outstanding contribution to coastal vegetation.As well as the certiicate, the group received a $250 voucher from the sponsors, tauponative Plant Nursery

Since 2003 the  Group has planted about 15,000 edemic plants as well as removing several tons of exotic shrub and weed species. The Group, together with several corporate volunteer groups has spent about 650 hours on the project. this does not include the time spent wih two local schools looking after the plots they have adopted.

For more information about EDPG, see or Naturespace website.