The Dune Restoration Trust of New Zealand announced recently that the 2017 National Coastal Restoration Conference will be held in Christchurch from March 22 – 26, 2017.
The theme for the 2017 conference is “Diverse coastal environments in a time of change” and being based in Christchurch will show-case the wide variety of coastal landscapes in and around Christchurch/North Canterbury and the Banks Peninsula, reported the organizers.
It will discuss local and national issues and the challenges faced in coastal restoration and management.
The event will include speakers, seminars and local field-trips around the Christchurch urban beaches and the local North Canterbury coast.
The Dune Restoration Trust is a nationwide organisation that brings together the knowledge and experience of communities, iwi, management authorities, industry and science agencies to save coastal sand dunes and to support and encourage the development of cost effective practical methods for coastal communities and management authorities to restore natural dune form and function.