Seagrass Restoration Project – Flower Collection

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“Restoring resilience in coastal seagrass habitat is vital for coastal ecosystems, our community and the reef.”

The Whitsundays Seagrass Restoration Project has establised a new seagrass nursery here at Coral Sea Marina, and is working with the community to trial the production, dispersal and successful enhancement of seagrass to support increased resilience of local seagrass meadows.

Our seagrass meadows need your help – volunteer to participate in flower collection or seed spreading activities

Seagrass meadows are a vital fish habitat and crucial to the marine ecosystem and they are currently at risk from both natural and artificial influences. You can help join by joining us!

VOLUNTEER NOW – meet at Cannonvale Beach on the following dates:

  • Thursday 11th August | 2pm – 4pm
  • Friday 12th August | 2pm – 4pm
  • Saturday 10th September | 2pm – 5pm
  • Friday 7th October | 2pm – 5pm
  • Saturday 8th October | 2pm – 5pm

Wear comfortable shoes you don’t mind getting wet, bring hat and water.

The Reef Islands Initiative is a Great Barrier Reef Foundation program, supported by funding from Lendlease, the Australian Government’s Reef Trust, the Queensland Government and the Fitzgerald Family Foundation.

The project is supported by CQUniversity’s Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC), which works with communities along our coast to develop practical solutions to environmental challenges.

*Image provided by CMERC

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