Monday, January 2, 2012

Sand Dune stabilization .....


I'm sure this is a sight that is familiar to most people who live along the coastline in countries like the United States, Canada and New Zealand. This restoration of the beaches along the coast started a few years ago and is part of a five year plan by West Coastcare and supported by The City of Stirling. The planting is carried out by volunteers, community and school groups, who work alongside Coastcare, City staff and qualified contractors to plant the many species of  indigenous plants to rehabilitate and restore the environmental resilience of this stretch of popular coastline. A combination of careful planting and jute matting to keep the weeds under control, will hopefully see a return of the many types of birds and other species of creatures that make the sand dunes their home. I hope the first Monday of 2012 is a good one for you.....!

38 comments:

  1. c'est surprenant tout ces signes sur la plage

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  2. As I do not live along a coast, I have never seen this particular site...I am however familiar with the restoration of the dunes in the US.

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  3. Excellent! I have seen this. Hopefully it will be better in the future.

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  4. That's amazing! I didn't know that. I"ll be sure to tell my next class about it. Happy new year! Fiona

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  5. Not seen before by me. Impressed however by the care-taking by the local authorities.

    Please have a good new week ahead.

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  6. I haven't seen this on the beaches here in Washington, but trees and foliage grow so close to beach/water that I don't think we have the same losses as other areas! This is terrific! Great captures and, oh, I do love that BLUE water! Hope your first step into the new year has been a good one! Have a great week, Grace!

    Sylvia

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  7. Hmm, this is new to me, but I'm glad that actions are being taken to restore the shore.

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  8. «Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo and wishes you a Happy New Year!.

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  9. This is a serious problem in a number of places in the US but I've never seen anything like this. Just as important, I could think of a number of people who could use stabilization. Happy New Year to our Aussie friends. Must get back one day. It's only been 20 years...

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  10. The problem exists on some of our our Canadian coasts and any grassy sand dunes are treated as treasures!

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  11. You learn something every day I always say. Love this post and photos.

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  12. Super good photos! The touch of blue color really looks calming to the eyes.


    Puerto Azul |
    top tourist destination in the Philippines

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  13. An excellent volunteer activity to help forestall a problem...both current and future generations will benefit.

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  14. I saw that in south West of France. But it's hard to re-do what was destroyed, and it takes a long time..Patience needed!

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  15. That's a magnificent shot! Just read your interview with Jidhu - so great to learn a bit more about you!

    Happy New Year!

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  16. Yep, a great one for me!

    How about you?

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  17. Best wishes for that restoration... :)

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  18. Start the year the way you mean to continue, making folks jealous with the sun, sea and blue skies!

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  19. Siempre una playa diferente...

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  20. Interesting Perth. We have similar, probably more serious problems here in East Anglia, unfortunately though, the government are doing nothing to shore up the coastline. After fierce storms it is not unusual anymore to see houses or gardens that have fallen from the clifts into the sea in an area close to me....

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  21. really interesting... and it would be nice to know if it is working...
    by the way, the colour of the see is ... wow... so nice !
    ciao

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  22. It is a great job they do this to preserve the nature.

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  23. never seen this before but looks great. Happy new year to you and your loved ones. Thanks for all the nice comments and hope to be able to return the favor way more :)

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  24. It makes an interesting picture.
    Nice that they give the people a hand in the planting.

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  25. I guess you don't think about beaches washing away too often. Looks like a lovely spot

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  26. An important work and quite spectacular in its own way!

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  27. Hi Grace, when I see these images, I would like to change my home location!

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  28. Interesting and kinda funny look.

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  29. Interesting! We have lots of dunes fenced off, but these tented plantings are a new sight for me - I will have to look into whether such restoration work is done in our area and I've simply been oblivious...

    Happy New Year, Grace!

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  30. hi dear Pdp.
    just want to wish you a happy new year to you and your family. ^0^
    as much as i dread mondays, i still have to go to work. ^-^
    i;m back from my trip.
    haha! thanks for your nice comment on Rob's blog, tee hee!
    still haven't posted yet though. hopefully soon..

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  31. Very interesting. I've never seen the before but, then I don't live near the coast. It sounds like an excellent idea. There sure are a lot of people enjoying the beach where you found this.

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  32. I know you have the summer...today is very cool! Arianna

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  33. What a great idea!

    Love the blues of the sky and sea!

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  34. It's great to see such initiatives being undertaken across the country, Grace. Conserving our glorious natural beauty areas for the next generation should be a high priority.
    We are roasting again in Melbourne today, but a cool change is forecast for this evening and then a few blessed days in the mid-twenties!

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  35. Just about every year Florida spends millions of dollars restoring beaches and sand dunes. Then a hurricane comes and wipes all that work away!

    In Texas, one can drive on the beaches but cannot drive on or walk on the sand dunes.

    Beautiful photo, Grace!

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  36. You see such dune conservation projects on the French Atlantic coast too.

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  37. Erosion is such a big problem on our coast! Every winter this small country shortens a little more.

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