Supporting Coastcare Groups
Nature Conservation supports coastcare groups who undertake on ground environmental management and rehabilitation action. We provide advice, funding assistance where possible, loan equipment and assist with promotion of activities. Nature Conservation currently supports the Margaret River Coastal Residents Association with their work on the Prevelly/Gnarabup dunes, the Friends of Redgate Beach and the Friends of Gracetown.
Nature Conservation participates regularly in CoastSwap Forums with other groups working in the coastal environment. The Forums allow groups to share information, coordinate activities and plan partnership projects.
Funding was received from the Coastwest Grants Program in September to continue coastal restoration activities on the Gnarabup/Prevelly dunes. The grant will enable the partnership with the August Margaret River Shire Council and the Margaret River Coastal Residents Association to be continued and work in accordance with the updated Coastal Condition Assessment implemented. The project will see continued pyp grass control, erosion control fencing and brushing undertaken over the next 12 months. Significant volunteer hours will be provided to the project through the Margaret River Coastal Residents Association. Since commencement of the project partners have met to prepare an implementation plan, commercial pyp grass control has been commenced and weekly volunteer activities have continued.