CoastCare aims to protect and restore dune systems through the establishment, education, resourcing, and on-going support of community-based CoastCare groups.
Example of CoastCare sign, Waipapakauri.
The programme started in 2005 and there are now 30 groups around Northland's coast.
Between July 2010 and June 2011, 24,200 native sand-binding plants were planted on Northland's dunes by CoastCare groups.
New CoastCare signs have been designed with input from CoastCare groups and so far seven signs have been put up near CoastCare dune restoration sites. These provide information about the importance and function of dune systems and dune plants, as well as local information on the dune restoration project.
For more information about CoastCare Northland, or to find out where the groups are operating visit:
or join the CoastCare online community at: