The Wooli DuneCare Group was reformed in 2011 with the objective of reinvigorating the community’s effort to maintain and strengthen the dunes which are Wooli’s primary coastal defense.
Minutes of DuneCare’s April General Meeting identify the DuneCare executives and some members. Feel free to contact them if you’d like to know more about DuneCare.
Some of the key messages concerning the care of the dunes are captured in the leaflet below which is left in all Wooli rental accommodation.
KEEP WOOLI WONDERFUL! GIVE THE DUNE A HELPING HAND!
Whether you are a resident, a frequent holiday-maker in Wooli or a once-a-year visitor, you have probably heard that Wooli beach is having a bit of a rough time with some big storms and winds causing damage to the dune.
You may think that nothing that can be done to prevent this damage, but there are things everybody can do. The dune is all that stands between the ocean and some of the houses in Wooli and the dune needs your help.
Local residents and property owners are working hard to protect their homes. They are building sandtraps, erecting signs and planting native vegetation to stabilise the dune to make a stronger barrier against the sea during big storms. We want to keep as much dune between us and the ocean as possible.
What can you do?
- Jumping and climbing on the face of the dune might be fun, but it does as much damage as a storm and takes ages to rebuild. Use the signposted beach access ways to get onto the beach.
- What would a beach holiday be without digging in the sand? There’s plenty of sand on the beach build your sandcastles there, not on the dune.
- If you really need to drive that 4×4 onto the beach, please only use the signposted access points.
We all love Wooli it is a special place. These small steps will help ensure that the beach will be thriving and healthy and as beautiful as ever when you come back next time.
BE GENTLE WITH THE DUNE IT NEEDS YOUR HELP!