Who are the Cooks Beachcare Group?
What do we do?
Replace invasive exotic weeds with naturally occurring native dune plants using:
Why do we do this work?
Dunes planted in native plants help:
How can you help?
Plants and technical advice are supplied by Councils. Cooks Beachcare and the community supply the enthusiastic labour. And all work is done without significantly restricting views or beach access.
Dune weed control is underway on the Eastern Coromandel (including Cooks Beach) from 24/02/2022 until 15/12/2022.
TCDC registered contractors will be spraying and pasting herbicides.
Signs will be erected where work is underway.
WELL DONE ALISON HENRY - MNZM
A valuable contributor to the protection of the Cooks Beach dunes and dotterels, Alison has been made a companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her ongoing conservation and community service.
There is an excellent article on Alison's award in the latest Waikato Times.