Protecting the sand dunes is one of the key activities of the Maharees Conservation Association.
We do this by replanting Marram grass and erecting chestnut fencing to help with access to the beach and to prevent the dunes from being trampled. Marram Grass is not very hardy and does not tolerate being trampled. We monitor the dunes using a drone and we erect fences where there are high levels of foot traffic along the beach.
A short film about Sand Dunes
We are very grateful to Clean Coasts for the grant which allowed us to make this short shareable film. We hope that everyone who loves these beautiful coastal areas can share this film to get the message out there because we find that once people realise that their actions can hinder or help communities in dune protection work, they are happy to cooperate. Most people just don’t realise how fragile Marram grass and other dune plants actually are and how important they are for dune stability. World Sand Dune Day