Saints Rest Beach is lined with an ecologically significant plant, known as Marram grass. Marram grass is a familiar sight across coastal environments and plays a key role in stabilizing our shorelines. Look for its densely packed golden flower spikes and its rolled leaves. The root system of this plant is so extensive that it acts as a protective net, holding the sand and gravel together along the shore. Without it, the sand would soon be washed out with the tide or blown away by the shore winds. Please do not disturb the grass by walking or driving over it because as soon as this plant dies, it will not reestablish itself!

Learn about other Plant Conservation Sites at The Irving Nature Park!