Our priorities

Coastal management

Adelaide has a stunning coastline, with our beaches attracting locals and visitors year-round. Green Adelaide is helping to restore and conserve Adelaide’s coastline, protecting not only the important contributions it makes to our economy and our way of life, but also the vital habitat it provides for coastal plants and animals.

Adelaide’s coastline includes environments such as sandy beaches and dune systems, wetlands, cliffs, coastal vegetation, rocky reefs, tidal waters and much more.

Adelaide’s coastline includes environments such as sandy beaches and dune systems, wetlands, cliffs, coastal vegetation, rocky reefs, tidal waters and much more.

The ecosystems that exist within these areas are home to a diverse range of plants and animals, as well as many species that are unique to southern Australia. These environments also play an important role in protecting the coastline from erosion and helping to buffer nearby developments during storms.

Unfortunately, these coastal environments and their inhabitants are threatened by the effects of climate change – such as rising sea levels and more intense and frequent storms – as well as pollutants from stormwater and wastewater discharge.

To protect these vital ecosystems, Green Adelaide is partnering with key stakeholders, Traditional Owners and local government and non-government organisations to deliver activities such as revegetation, the restoration and protection of sand dunes and sand management.

Conserving and restoring Adelaide’s unique coastline and the plants and animals that live there is just one of Green Adelaide’s seven priorities. Read more about the other priorities here.

PROJECTS

Are you passionate about preserving Adelaide’s unique and beautiful coastline? Take a look at the opportunities we have for you to get involved and make a difference.

BECOME A COASTAL AMBASSADOR

Our Coastal Ambassador Program is an annual free educational experience for around 50 coastal-interested Adelaidian adults and teens to encourage conservation and advocacy for Adelaide’s vital coastline.

BECOME A COASTAL AMBASSADOR - Green Adelaide

MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM

Marine debris – or sea litter – is an environmental issue that affects marine animals and coastal environments worldwide. Green Adelaide’s marine debris program is there to help.

MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM - Green Adelaide
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