This site is the most northerly of Cambridge Coastcare’s activities. Originally a car park, the Town of Cambridge approached Cambridge Coastcare and requested that the site be returned to natural vegetation following the Town’s works to upgrade the parking facilities at the site.
This represented a unique opportunity to increase the extent of the natural areas within the coastal precinct.
The site was planted in 2010 after the Town of Cambridge broke up the original limestone surface of the carpark, and added mulch. Cambridge Coastcare volunteers planted 1000 plants of nine species in May 2010, and a second planting in June 2011 added a further 2500 plants.
Plant growth and establishment has been impressive since this time, outpacing what is normally seen in the frontal dune systems.