Helpful Resources

Commonly Planted Species (Primary dune)

Commonly Planted Species (Secondary / Inland dune)

All photos and descriptions, except one, from Dixon, K.W. Coastal Plants : A guide to the identification and restoration of plants of the Perth region. Cambridge Coastcare Inc. 2011

Coastal Plants

A guide to the identification and restoration of plants of the Greater Perth coast.

Our founding member, Professor Kingsley Dixon, has published a second edition of his book Coastal Plants (A Guide to the Identification and Restoration of Plants of the Greater Perth Coast).  This second edition of Coastal Plants has been updated and expanded to provide a definitive guide to 128 of the most common plants of the Perth coastal region.

Coastal Plants (Second Edition) by Kingsley Dixon

A Guide to the Identification and Restoration of Plants of the Greater Perth Coast
Second Edition By: Kingsley Dixon

This Coastal Plants guide can be purchased through CSIRO Publishing.

Visit CSIRO Publishing

Learning Resources

Other websites with useful information

Explore WA’s amazing marine environment and access a range of learning resources at Marine Waters

Visit Marine Waters

Learn about Taronga Blue Foundation’s Australian Marine Debris Initiative

Visit Taronga Blue

The worst weeds of City and Floreat Beaches

A volunteer’s guide to their removal

This guide has been written for the volunteers that donate their time to maintaining the coastal areas of City and Floreat Beaches, however, the weed species found in this guide are common along the metropolitan coast and other coast care groups may find this guide useful.

Download Coastal Weed Removal Guide

Published 2019, ©Perth NRM (PDF 7MB).

Planting Technique

COMING SOON - We are pleased to share with you our Coastcare Toolkit that provides a comprehensive guide for the best planting technique.

David’s History of Cambridge Coastcare

In progress! This upcoming publication will tell the fascinating story of how Cambridge Coastcare came into being. It will explore the valuable lessons learned over many years of dedicated work to stabilise the beautiful sand dunes on the beachfront. Additionally, it will highlight the importance of planting local provenance seedlings to counter erosional forces. Stay tuned for this inspiring release being penned by David Forbes.

Spatial Mapping & Datasets

Explore 3D data models of Floreat Beach UAV imagery captured on various dates for the Cambridge Coastcare beach dune modelling and monitoring project. Visit the WA Data website to learn more.