No mangroves, no reef: a thriving reef needs thriving mangroves. Mangroves nurture 75% of Queensland’s fish catch and protect the Reef by filtering catchment runoff and reducing shoreline erosion. Healthy mangroves support healthy corals with clearer, cleaner water - lower in sediments and chemicals.
Come along to the Jack Barnes Memorial Boardwalk and discover our spectacular local mangroves of Cairns with MangroveWatch. MangroveWatch is a program helping community volunteers to monitor mangroves as indicators of environmental impact and you can be a part of it!
Learn about what makes our local mangroves so special and how you can help study the diversity and track the health of this vital habitat.
This event is perfect for budding scientists, curious visitors and mangrove enthusiasts:
1. Family-friendly option – suggested for kids and families as a fun and engaging way to learn about this vital ecosystem. Learn about the trees, spot animals and perhaps win a prize!
2. Mangrove surveyor option – recommended for adult participants. Learn about mangrove forest and help MangroveWatch scientists collect real data on the carbon sequestering capacity of our local mangroves. Email email@example.com ahead of time if you would like to be one of those in this group who get their feet dirty
Pick an option when you register!
Are there requirements for the event?
- Participants need to bring: comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, water and insect repellent.
- All ages welcome, but those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- The boardwalk is wheelchair accessible.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is limited parking onsite, so please carpool if possible.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Norm Duke, Mangrove Watch
M: 041 967 3366, E: firstname.lastname@example.org