WHO WE ARE
We are community group, co-founded in May 2018 by two local Henley Beach South neighbours, Lisa Redman and Bernadette Cranwell with the assistance of the City of Charles Sturt Council and Landcare SA. The informal group of local residents and volunteers from all over South Australia (and some International vistors - all welcome!) come together at regular events to assist with the preservation, re-vegetation and management of the dunes from Henley Square to the Torrens Outlet at Henley Beach, South Australia.
IIn recent times our dunes have suffered as a result of developments, storms, king tides, wind, limited revegetation work and goat tracks being created and damaged due to people accessing the beach through the dunes. This is putting our beach and dune system at high risk of permanent and irrevocable damage.
Please join us and support keeping the dunes and beach beautiful for all people to visit and enjoy. Please come out and join in as a volunteer to one of our Dunecare events on the beach dunes at beautiful Henley Beach or DONATE a few dollars to help us keep running a volunteer group and working to make our beach environment clean and revegetated.
LIKE our Henleydunes Facebook page - all our events are posted on FB.
We are working with the support of the Charles Sturt Council, Natural Resource Management, WACRA, Tennyson Dunes Group, Cr Kenzie van den Nieuwelaar (Henley Ward), Mr Matt Cowdrey OAM MP, Trees for Life, Landcare SA and other local groups and suppliers.
WHAT WE DO
The aim and activities of our new group is to:
Revegetate the dunes with an ongoing native planting program
Remove rubbish and weeds
Install some temporary fencing and signage around fragile areas and new planting areas to protect the new plants from damage and stop people accessing the beach via goat tracks in the dunes and;
Educate the community about the dune system and how to protect it;
To facilitate the above we will be scheduling dune care events which will give you the opportunity to get:
some fresh air and light exercise,
connect with people from your local neighborhood,
learn about the dune system and native plants
develop new skills in planting, volunteering, working in a team and
You will also be doing something positive & caring for the environment.
For the purposes of managing the area between Henley Square and the Torrens Outlet we divided the dune reserve into three vegetation management zones, based on the vegetation communities present, the areas these occupy in the dunes and environmental conditions.
These zones are:
Area 1: Henley Square to Henley Beach Road
Area 2: Henley Beach Road to 95 Esplanade, Henley Beach South
Area 3: 97 Esplanade, Henley Beach South to Torrens Outlet