The overall goals of this project are to recover and enhance magnificent dune biodiversity at
Guilderton which is currently being threatened by invasive weedy Pyp Grass, and encourage community (children & adults including Yued community) stewardship through opportunities
for coastcare participation and learning.
• 6ha of Pyp Grass weed to be sprayed on dunes by a spray contractor, directed by the
GUILDERTON PYP GRASS (Ehrharta villosa) MANAGEMENT PLAN 2016 ;
• Monitor spray and planting sites and promote findings to public via social media and news
• Grow 1,500 native seedlings using seed gathered by Guilderton community in 2020,
and organise 1,500 tree guards;
• Organise and run 1 community volunteer planting day in conjunction with the Guilderton
Community Association with 50 community volunteers to revegetate 1ha of degraded
• Organise and run 1 Yued Aboriginal dune rehabilitation activity in conjunction with the
Yued community (mainly Moora) with 12 Yued workers to revegetate 0.5ha of degraded
dunes and hand remove weed species;
-Engage a suitable Pyp Grass spray contractor to carry out spraying activities; Target 6ha
of Pyp Grass, as identified in the Guilderton Pyp Grass (Ehrharta villosa) Management Plan.
Spraying using Verdict™ 520 which kills the Pyp but not the native vegetation;
-Monitor spraying and publicise results.
Offer a community planting opportunity
-Grow/order native seedlings using Guilderton volunteer collected seed (from previous
-Organise and run a community volunteer planting day in conjunction with the Guilderton
Community Association with community volunteers to revegetate 1ha of degraded coastal
dunes with native seedlings;
-Provide opportunities for Yued community to be involved with dune restoration activities;
-Organise and run a Yued dune rehabilitation activity as a paid opportunity to get Yued
involved. Yued works crew will plant 500 seedlings on dunes and remove weeds.
Sprayed sites and planting sites will be monitored long term and promoted to public
SNRMP Funding $29,892
Total funding $85,478