Bream Bay Coastal Care Trust helps protect the foredunes south of Ruakaka estuary which have suffered damage from rabbits, people and storm erosion. They collect seed from locally sourced plants and plant spinifex and pingao on damaged sections of dunes. The Trust has planting projects at Ruakaka Dune Lake and Paradise Shores and it maintains the Living Legends planting project at Uretiti. Trust members also maintain lines of predator traps at both the Waipu and Ruakaka estuaries to protect breeding shorebirds.
The group holds monthly working bees, usually from 9am to 11am on the second Sunday of each month, planting, mulching or weeding.