Regenerating Our Coasts - Westernport Citizen Science Day
Citizen Science day: mangrove restoration trials
Join us for a citizen science event at Corinella as part of Blue Carbon Lab's Regenerating Our Coasts program. On the day, we'll be planting mangrove seedlings into biodegradable structures and taking measurements so we can monitor their growth and survival.
This program is trialling biodegradable structures as an active restoration method for coastal wetlands in south-eastern Australia. Often, revegetation efforts in coastal wetlands are hampered due to challenging environmental conditions. The structures help stabilise the soil, allowing root growth, and protect seedlings at crucial stages of their development.
Your efforts on the day will help increase our understanding of the conditions needed for successful restoration these habitats. You'll also get to learn more about blue carbon research and restoration.
When | Friday 20 October
Time | 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Meet @ Corinella and District Community Centre
Morning tea and lunch provided. Water will be available on site but please bring a drink bottle.
A field briefing will be sent out upon registration. Please be aware that the day involves terrain and activities that may not be suitable for everyone, including:
- walking to and from site (~15 minutes one-way) along uneven ground with slipping/tripping hazards
- bending and squatting over damp and uneven ground
- limited access to toilet facilities (no on-site toilets)
- possible exposure to challenging and changing environmental conditions e.g. rain, heat, wind
Please note: This event is not suitable for young children.