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Hastings Mangrove Restoration Planting Days – VIC
February 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am - February 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm AEDT
Join OzFish for two days of mangrove restoration and planting along Hastings foreshore.
The mangroves of Westernport play a vital role in the health of the local ecosystem, providing shoreline protection and critical fish nursery habitat for many of the species we love to catch. The Reel Big Fish Mangrove restoration project is restoring mangroves across the Bay, with OzFishers and the community rolling up their sleeves to help restore mangroves along the Hastings foreshore.
Using a method developed and refined by John Eddy and the Bass Coast Landcare Network, collected mangrove seeds are attached to bamboo stakes, which help give mangroves a helping hand in their early development. Once the mangroves establish, the stakes can be removed leaving behind healthy mangrove seedlings.
Restoration efforts will be focused on areas fringing established mangrove forest communities, which provides the greatest opportunity for plant survival.
Wednesday 15th February
Thursday 16th February
11.00am to 3.00pm both days
You can volunteer for both days or come to whichever one suits you best.
Registration is essential. We hope to see you there!
The meeting place will be the Hastings Foreshore at the Fred Smith Reserve
The restoration plantings is supported by Melbourne Water, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Bass Coast Landcare Network and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.