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.
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.
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.
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.