Sometimes our activities result in unexpected and even disastrous impacts on a coastal environment. After the problem has happened we need to know if the environment has recovered.
These are just some of the things that could damage a coastal area:
- Are weeds invading the coastal vegetation?
- What happens when there is a new development in a coastal area?
- Are cars, pet dogs or horses causing environmental problems?
- Is your local beach being cleaned by a tractor? Does the machinery damage the coastal plants or other parts of the beach?