Tennyson Dunes

Tennyson Dunes Group at the National Landcare Awards

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

2016 Tennyson Dunes Open Day Sunday

Our 2016 Open Day was a great event, with over 200 people attending for the expert guided tours, coastal kids activities, market fair and the launch of our new plant book. The day commemorated the Tennyson Dune Group's 21st birthday, together with the one year anniversary of the dedication of the Conservation Reserve.

We thank our expert tour guides for volunteering their time - Chris Daniels, Victor Gostin, Karl Winda Telfer, Peter Matejcic, Tim Milne, Sarah Telfer, Murray Townsend, Catherine McMahon and Lee Grigg. Special thanks also to the West Lakes Kiwanis, Animals Anonymous, the City of Charles Sturt and Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges for their kind support.

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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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