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Monday, October 30, 2006

Help Protect The Dunes

The Nelson City Council put up this message all over Tahunanui Beach. I think this is eye catching, and very good for sending a message to many people including kids.
Protect dunes so the beach stays for us to enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. Environmental damage is everywhere; hope people pay attention to the sign.

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  2. Amazing, I have a Portuguese "protect the dunes" pic that I took last Feb! We should compare, including who's doing more to protect and which people are more responsive to the message. Don't bother, I know the winners....and they aren't here!

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  3. Mile, in terms of dune protection, I gotta tell ya, Kiwis are pretty good. There are so many areas on Tahuna and on Rabbit Island that's quite alarming, and just the fact that kids know about these things is great. (Though possibly a bit too late for Rabbit Island, without some artificial help.)

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  4. Dunes, in fact are difficult to destroy, unless you plan on taking the sand away in lorry loads. We have had the same problem in South Shields many times, but the dunes still survive, with the correct type of grass.

    Curly's Photoshop

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  5. Great sign and a great message. We all need to care more for the world around us.

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  6. In past 10 years, the dunes have been definitely getting smaller and sandy beach is expanding. I remember the erosion destroyed parking space and lot’s of rocky area was covered by fine sand. We all have to know and reminded what need to do. I think this sign is excellent and I hope lot’s of kids shows interest and parents had chance to educate them as well as all the adult received a reminding message.

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  7. No dunes = no rolling down the dunes!
    Save the dunes!!!

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  8. Rolling down the dunes = no dunes = naughty! naughty!

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  9. this will definitely get the kids involved. Good for the coucil!

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  10. I can't imagine a world without beaches, sand dunes... Good for the Nelson Council!

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  11. Down in Gulf Shores Alabama, there were all sorts of signs telling everyone to keep off the dunes, etc. That was all well and good until the last hurricane came through, and completely rearranged the landscape. The dunes are now completely gone, and there are new areas of sand where houses once stood! Out in the Outer Banks in North Carolina, another hurricane came through a couple of years ago and decided to make two islands out of one, even though the locals had decided to put a road across that island. The locals decided to make it one island again as opposed to building a bridge. Sometimes I think we give ourselves too much credit for being in charge of things, especially when nature is involved.

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  12. Thanks, people, for visiting and commenting.

    Kris, yes, as with recycling and planting trees, if you get kids telling parents, it works well, doesn't it?

    Edwin, yup, good on them. (Now can I tell you about them abruptly canning arts funding? YYYYIIIIIIIIIIIIIKKKKKK!)

    Bill, we are but a grain of sand in the beach of universe???

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  13. Wonderful sign, I wholeheartedly agree with its approach and hope it works. Ours here are a very neutral "regeneration area, please keep out"... but Aussies are generally good at complying anyway. Really enjoyed all the comments too!

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  14. Childish but effective panel :)

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  15. Love the way the message is delivered. Hope you're not contending with sand mining too, which is the best way to get rid of dunes (eg Kurnell dunes in Sydney)

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  16. Thank you all,
    I think this is very effective sign, if small kids show their interest that is the best result.
    Kids can educate their parents by asking "Why?" and then the parents need to explain and also gets message.

    I think this is clever way to delivering message.

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