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Lake Macquarie Operation Posidonia Launch

June 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST

Join us for the launch of Operation Posidonia & learn how we plan to restore damaged seagrass meadows in Lake Macquarie with your help!

Seagrass meadows are one of the most productive ecosystems on earth but they are also among the most endangered.

Our project aims to restore a species called Posidonia australis, a slow-growing seagrass that has been classified as ‘endangered’ in many NSW estuaries, including Lake Macquarie. Posidonia meadows support an array of marine species, including the fish and crabs we love to catch!

To prevent damaging healthy Posidonia meadows during restoration, we are seeking the help of the local community to collect seagrass shoots that become naturally detached from the meadow and can be found floating or washed ashore after storms, winds and big tides.

Speakers will include:

Clayton Mead – Operation Posidonia Research Assistant
Adriana Vergés – Associate Professor UNSW
Giulia Ferretto – PhD Student UNSW
Michael “Guesty” Guest – OzFish Ambassador and Lake Macquarie Recreational Fisher

Our launch event is a free community event and an opportunity from community members to hear from our scientists and project partners, and most importantly, learn how you can be a part of the Operation Posidonia Storm Squad and help habitat restoration. This information session will be taking place at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, situated right above the Posidonia habitat where we plan to do this work.

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This project is supported by NSW Department of Primary Industries Recreational Fishing Trusts. The project is based at UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science in collaboration with OzFish Unlimited, the Lake Macquarie City Council, Transport for NSW & Delta Electricity.

Details

Date:
June 26, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST
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Venue

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Marquee
Ada Street
Belmont, New South Wales 2280 Australia
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Phone
02 4945 0022
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