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Seeds for Snapper WA – Community Seeding Day, Sponsored by MMA Offshore
December 3, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am AWST
Come help reseed WA’s seagrass meadows
Volunteers are needed for our Community Seeding Day to help MMA Offshore, OzFish and UWA to spread seagrass seeds on the City of Cockburn’s new wave attenuation reef, constructed by MMA Offshore, at CY O’Connor Beach. Bring your kayak, SUP, or surfboard and paddle out to the reef to deliver vitally important seagrass seeds. These seeds have been hand-harvested by our divers and the next stage is to get them into the places where they will thrive. Please be aware that although the reef is close to shore the distance may prove challenging to some. As a result these sessions will be for over-18s only and swimmers are required to use a floatation device such as a surfboard or life jacket for insurance purposes. OzFish will also have kayaks available for participants to borrow at the event. There will be a dedicated family seagrass and beachcombing session run by local marine scientists, as well as stalls hosted by project and community partners.
Session 1: Seagrass Seeders 8:00-8:45am (18+)
Session 2: Seagrass Seeders 9:00-9:45am (18+)
Session 3: Seagrass Seeders 10:00-10:45am (18+)
Session 4: Family Beachcombing Session 9:30-10:15am
Please bring drinking water and sun protection, as well as the equipment you plan to use to help with the seed distribution, e.g. snorkel, kayak, stand-up paddle board etc. Registration is essential.
Seeds For Snapper is made possible by the WA Government’s Recreational Fishing Initiative Fund, MMA Offshore and The University of Western Australia. It is also supported by our community partners.