Who we are
Lower Eyre Coastcare formed back in 1998 in partnership with the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula. This was the peak time of Coastcare around Australia when many Coastcare groups started growing out of concern with the increasing numbers of people visiting and living on the coast.
The Lower Eyre Coastcare Association (LECCA) is a community volunteer group that works to protect the coastal environments of Lower Eyre Peninsula. Where we are The Eyre Peninsula region has over 3500 kilometers of coastline, more than 1/3 of South Australia’s coast.
To put this into perspective, Victoria has 2000 km of coastline. The District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula has ????? km of coastline, the longest length of the coastline of the nine councils of Eyre Peninsula with coastal boundaries. Population ?????
Our area of interest these days includes the township of Coffin Bay, and the coastline surrounding the town and extending west to the council boundary.
What we do
Hopefully, you got the picture…lots of coastline, low permanent population, huge influx of visitors during holiday times drawn to the coastline and waters of Eyre Peninsula
LECCA helps care for our coastal environment with activities such as:
- Revegetating coastal areas
- Building boardwalks/fencing
- Maintaining walking trails
- Monitoring native shorebirds
- Raising awareness of coastal issues
- Marine debris cleanups to protect our marine life
- Landscaping coastal areas
- Seeking to protect and enhance the biodiversity of the bushland along this beautiful coastline.