The Cooks Beachcare Group consists of local residents and ratepayers working in conjunction with the local and regional Councils and DOC to protect our valuable dunes.
There are Beachcare groups all over New Zealand with over a dozen on the Coromandel. We work to replace invasive exotic weeds with naturally occurring native plants. We work in consultation with local residents, and without significantly restricting views or beach access.
Beachcare groups do this work because dunes planted in native plants help:
Work is mainly done outside the summer period. We have:
An NZ Herald video on the Cook Memorial Planting
The next dune spray program will be continued in the winter/spring of 2018.
We will post this via our website, the notice board at the store, and advertise in local newspapers.
ICE PLANT REMOVAL JANUARY 2018
A huge thank you to the DOC staff and volunteers who did a wonderful job of removing large amounts of this invasive plant from the Cooks Beach dunes.