Thank you for your interest in helping look after our local dunes at Taperoo between Strathfield Tce and Wandana Street Taperoo.
The Taperoo Dunes are habitat to many birds, animals and insects. Indigenous plants are spread amongst the dunes and they protect the sand drift and habitat. Unfortunately there are many weeds that are growing and rubbish that has been dumped in the dunes.
We have formed a small group that meets on Mondays at 9.00am for 1 hour and we collect rubbish, weed and observe the plants and animals. In winter we start replanting indigenous plants. We meet by the shower in the car park opposite Fort Largs on Lady Gowrie Drive Taperoo.
Volunteers will need to have:
Sunscreen, closed strong protective shoes/boots, hats, long trousers and shirt sleeves, gloves, water. Gloves can be supplied by Friends of Taperoo Dunes.
Plant ID and weed ID – Photos and record taking optional
On the first Monday of the month we go for coffee and cake after dune work. All welcome.
You will receive a dune care booklet induction and enrolment form. Insurance is covered under the NRM.
We hope to inspire others to form groups and “take care of their patch”.