What you can do to help

  • Keep off the dunes and stick to the tracks
  • Wheels and feet destroy important plants and make dunes unstable.
  • Watch your dog
  • Don't let dogs run over dunes or chase shorebirds – and clean up after them.
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Keep our beautiful beaches free of litter.
  • Manage weeds carefully
  • If you live near the coast, get rid of weeds properly and compost garden waste instead of dumping it on the beach.
  • Keep stock in the paddock
  • Fence coastal margins to keep stock off the dunes.

Stick to the tracks.Stick to the tracks to protect the plants and dunes.

Take action – get involved

Contact the CoastCare Co-ordinator at the Northland Regional Council to find a CoastCare group near you. For more information visit www.nrc.govt.nz/coastcare