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Bringing back the oyster beds & ClimateWatch  walk

Bringing back the oyster beds & ClimateWatch walk

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Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary

Sports Road

Bli Bli, QLD 4560

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Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary and Sunshine Coast Council invite you to join us for a Climate Watch talk and walk.

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9-10am Talk

10.30-11.30am Climatewatch walk

TALK: Bringing back the oyster beds

Over 100 years ago, oyster beds were common throughout Australia’s east coast estuaries. Unfortunately, in many places dredging, overharvesting, disease, and poor water quality has led to a massive decline in oyster beds. This drastic habitat change has contributed to declines in local fish stocks such as snapper, bream and mullet.

Come and hear how the Noosa community is working to bring back their oyster beds through a novel restoration project with big benefits.

Join Megan Connell from The Nature Conservancy, to hear more about the Noosa Oyster Ecosystem restoration project and our wonderful estuarine ecosystems.

Stay on after the talk to come on a ClimateWatch walk along the boardwalk. Help record observations of key indicator species.

WALK:

ClimateWatch was developed by Earthwatch, the Bureau of Meteorology and The University of Melbourne, to understand how changes in temperature and rainfall are affecting the seasonal behaviour of Australia's plants and animals. As the first continental phenology project in the Southern Hemisphere, ClimateWatch enables every Australian to be involved in collecting and recording data that will help shape the country’s scientific response to climate change. Our Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary walk is the first ClimateWatch Trail on the Sunshine Coast and received grant funding from the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program.

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