We need volunteers with a passion for environmental science and the preservation of our coastal environments to assist us in our vital work monitoring seagrass meadows on the Gold Coast!
Seagrass is an important food source for many of our iconic ocean creatures such as dugongs, turtles and seahorses! It is also an ecosystem engineer balancing heavy-metals, pollutants and nutrients levels and stabilising sediment to prevent coastal erosion. We are alarmed at the rate of disappearance of Seagrass globally and here on the Gold Coast. Seagrass-Watch has been designed by experts and is part of a global network of citizen scientists dedicated to collecting valuable data and we need your help!
By coming to one of our Seagrass surveys you will have a lot of fun, as well as contributing towards the collection of important scientific data. We need hardy volunteers who don’t mind getting wet and are looking to meet some like-minded people while learning some new skills! We encourage university students, outdoor enthusiasts, adventurous friends and families. Just be sure to contact us is you would like to bring children so that we can confirm whether a particular site is suitable for small people.
Bring your enthusiasm, appropriate clothing and water shoes for the event and be prepared to have a lot of laughs and make new friends. We hope to see you there!
Gold Coast Seagrass is an established program in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. The Seagrass Gold Coast program raises community and government awareness in the Gold Coast region and aims to distribute information on seagrass populations, trends, sea turtle and seahorse presence!
We are heading out to South Stradbroke Island on the 11th March 2020 for another splash around.
Meeting time is at 2.15 PM at the Labrador boat ramp
This program is hosted by the Gold Coast Catchment Association and supported by the City of Gold Coast.