Tennyson Dunes

Tennyson Dunes Open Day Sunday 11th September 2016

2016 Open Day flyerSeptember is Biodiversity Month and this year we're planning a huge event in the Tennyson Dunes. We hope you can join us to help celebrate our 21st birthday with an Open Day on Sunday 11th September 2016.

We will launch our new book, "Plants of the Tennyson Dunes", so be sure to come along and meet the authors and photographers who made it a great success.

Our lineup of special guests includes Dr Murray Townsend, Catherine McMahon, Sarah Telfer and Tim Milne, who will be joining our resident experts, Karl Winda Telfer, Prof Chris Daniels, Assoc Prof Victor Gostin and Peter Matejcic. There will also be kids activities, talks by dune volunteers, stalls and a BBQ by the Kiwanis.

Book your tour spot now.

11 am In Search of Dragons - Reptiles of the Tennyson Dunes with Peter Matejcic Book a tour with Peter Matejcic
  Natural History of the Tennyson Dunes with Victor Gostin and Chris Daniels Book a tour with Victor Gostin and Chris Daniels
  Coastal Plants of the Tennyson Dunes with Sarah Telfer and Tim Milne Book a tour with Sarah Telfer and Tim Milne
  Climate Change and Coastal Erosion with Dr Murray Townsend Book a tour with Sarah Telfer and Tim Milne
     
  Living Shorelines with Catherine McMahon Unlimited Places
     
  Protecting the Dunes with Tennyson Dunes Group volunteers Unlimited Places
     
  Coastal Kids Unlimited Places
     
12 pm Welcome and Book Launch  
  Kaurna Cultural Activites with Karl Winda Telfer Unlimited Places
  BBQ by the Kiwanis  
  Tennyson Dunes Fair  
     
1 pm In Search of Dragons - Reptiles of the Tennyson Dunes with Peter Matejcic Book a tour with Peter Matejcic
  Natural History of the Tennyson Dunes with Victor Gostin and Chris Daniels Book a tour with Victor Gostin and Chris Daniels
  Coastal Plants of the Tennyson Dunes with Sarah Telfer and Tim Milne Book a tour with Sarah Telfer and Tim Milne
  Climate Change and Coastal Erosion with Dr Murray Townsend Book a tour with Sarah Telfer and Tim Milne
     
  Living Shorelines with Catherine McMahon Unlimited Places
     
  Protecting the Dunes with Tennyson Dunes Group volunteers Unlimited Places
     
  Coastal Kids Unlimited Places

You can read more about our Open Day on our media release and this recent Weekend Notes article by Dave Walsh.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Vote for the Tennyson Dunes Group

We are honoured to be representing SA in the Coastcare category at the 2016 National Landcare Awards.

If you like the work we do in caring for the Tennyson Dunes, you can vote for us in the People's Choice Awards.

National Landcare Awards voting

20th Anniversary Celebrations

Last year, the Tennyson Dunes Group celebrated 20 years of volunteering to protect the Dunes.

In this time, we have:

  • eradicated several weed species, including African Boxthorn and Marguerite Daisy
  • restored wildlife habitat for animals like the Bitterbush Blue Butterfly
  • held numerous Open Days, the last boasting a crowd of over 300 people
  • assisted school groups to revegetate the dunes, and
  • encouraged better protection for this fragile ecosystem

Tennyson Dunes

The Tennyson Dunes are 22 hectares of coastal dunes with natural grass and shrub land being the last true remnant of the Adelaide metropolitan coastal plains. It is a coastal conservation reserve 12 kilometres north-west of the city near the locally historic Estcourt House. It displays a large diversity of flora with the presence of rare and regionally significant plants, bird life, reptiles and invertebrates, making it a truly unique area as an island in an urban area.

The dune's resilience is being tested with many competing factors and the Tennyson Dunes Group, a dedicated volunteer conservation group, has a prime objective to provide a safe sanctuary for all the flora and fauna and improve and share this valuable asset with the community.

This website has been produced by the Group to assist in raising the importance of the dunes for its natural values, as well as its heritage and educational significance.

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