The CMCA is a detailed study of the Careel marine environment, which is the most significant area of estuarine wetlands on the Northern Beaches.
Conducted over 12 months by the Careel Collaborative, the project will assess Careel on multiple layers: from the state of Pittwater’s largest stand of mangroves and endangered seagrass beds to the levels of macro and micro plastics in the environment and theimpact of Careel Creek and stormwater outflows
It’s a citizen science project and your help is needed alongside our expert researchers.
To volunteer, contact Living Ocean:
send us your details via email: email@example.com
or phone: 0410 374 333
There is also a Facebook group you can join to view updates and news: CMCA
*DATE FOR COMMUNITY BRIEF AT AVALON RECREATION CENTRE IS 28 MAY 12.00
UPSTAIRS IN ACTIVITY ROOM 4
FIRST SURVEY EARLY JUNEOR
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Jordan Gacutan is a marine debris and ocean governance researcher at UNSW, Sydney. Working at the interface of science and policy, Jordan assists governments (from local to national levels) in ‘making nature count’ to understand the value of our ecosystems and how we impact them. His PhD explores the role of Citizen Science in marine debris monitoring, and the transformation the data towards policy and management interventions. He has experience working with government and sectoral stakeholders on spatial planning, spatial data infrastructure, and environmental management projects within the Baltic Sea, Spain, Maldives, India, Fiji, and Australia.
Grace Nye-Butler is a PhD student in her second year at UNSW studying in the Centre for Marine Science and Innovation. With a grounding in marine ecology, Graces research focusses on social ecological systems to help manage marine debris. Much of this work involves engaging with community science to foster environmental stewardship though education and outreach. With emphasis on science communication and engaging with interdisciplinary stakeholders her research examines effective behavioural change outcomes and citizen science applications for studying marine debris. By partnering with environmental organisations that provide marine debris education Grace is able to assess the outcomes of the educational programs to optimise their teachings and create maximum impact for sustainable behaviour change.
POSIDONIA & SEAGRASS
FEATURE PHOTO OF THE MONTH
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A stunning drone image showing the bay with the creek and mangroves entering from the south (RHS)
more to be added....under construction