When

December 01, 2022 at 9:30am - December 31, 2022

Contact

Jeanette Fielder

Where

Adelaide shoreline (various beaches)
Esplanade
Henley Beach, SA 5022
Australia
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When

December 01, 2022 at 9:30am - December 31, 2022

Contact

Jeanette Fielder

Where

Adelaide shoreline (various beaches)
Esplanade
Henley Beach, SA 5022
Australia
See Google map »

Do you like walks on the beach, and helping the environment? If so, this is the activity for you!

Seeds for Snapper seagrass restoration project is run by OzFish. In SA, it's based out of the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (CYCSA), North Haven.

People from our community group will join other community volunteers helping with this project.

Seagrass seeds

What’s happened to Adelaide coast’s seagrass?

Adelaide’s coastline has lost up to 6,000 ha of seagrass since the 1950s due to causes including nutrients (nitrogen) and stormwater runoff. The good news is organisations such as the Environmental Protection Authority have been working to rectify these issues, and charities such as OzFish are organising seagrass restoration projects.

You can watch the ABCs coverage of the project here to find out more.

What’s the project and how can you get involved?

The seagrass is starting to flower. Fruit (seeds) are washing up on the beach. The peak time seeds wash up on the beach, with the best chance of survival, is between Christmas and New Year (22 Dec – 31 Dec).

Collected seeds need to be kept in seawater in the shade and delivered to the CYCSA in North Haven on the same day or the next morning. There will be an Esky by the front gate to deposit seeds into.

If you'd like to participate in seed collection, RSVP and we'll ping you with a text message to meet up at a spot on the beach to collect seeds. BYO bucket. There may be little notice but we hope to do this several times in December.

You can also join the Seeds for Snapper SA Volunteers Face Book group to stay up to date with sightings.

We hope you can get involved.

See you at the beach!

Jeanette and Pam

Seeads for snapper FB