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
IMPORTANT: Weed spraying programme information
JUNE 4th cooks beach PLANTING DAY
A huge thank you to over 70 volunteers (and 2 dogs) that made our most recent project opposite 23 Marine Parade such a success.
With over 3000 natives planted in 2 hours your efforts were greatly appreciated.