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March 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
You’re invited to an internationally significant Ramsar Wetland to get involved in our fish habitat restoration project.
We’re working with NRM South and UTAS to restore some key saltmarsh areas. Before we get underway, it’s important to gather some baseline data. On the day, UTAS saltmarsh extraordinaire Vishnu Prahalad will be showing how to conduct vegetation surveys and provide the opportunity to learn more about how healthy saltmarshes support healthy fisheries. Last but most definitely not least, we will hear from BirdLife Tasmania expert Eric Wohler and carry out bird surveys to help support the project.
Did you know that because we don’t have any mangroves in Tasmania, saltmarshes play an extra important role for fish? Saltmarshes not only improve water quality and support other ecosystems like seagrass meadows but they also are an important food source and provide shelter for juvenile fish.
Pitt Water Orielton Lagoon is also extra special because it’s the last major stop on the East Asian – Australian Flyway for some of our favourite shorebirds. Talk about a primo bird spotting fun time!
Please wear long pants, long sleeved tops and sun protection. If you’ve got gaitors, great. Sturdy, closed toed shoes are essential, ensuring removal of any seeds/mud for biosecurity reasons. Remember to bring plenty of drinking water and binoculars if you’ve got them (spares will be available on the day).
Registration is essential. If you are not feeling well, please do not attend on the day.