Regional coastcarers head to the big smoke

An amazing line up of speakers at this year’s Coastcare forum drew Coastcarers from Guilderton to Green Head down to Perth.

Hosted by renowned Professor Kingsley Dixon from Curtin University and Cambridge Coastcare and its first year outside of the NACC NRM region, the forum blended city and regional coastal conservation topics into a jam-packed agenda.

Held at the WA Ecology Centre in Bold Park, the forum topics covered a broad range of current research and issues across Perth and the NAR’s coastal environment such as: Growing native coastal plants, collaborating with local communities and LGA’s, fauna on our coast and islands to coastal and marine restoration.

Professor Kingsley Dixon said: “Our coastline is a relatively young [in geographical terms] but harsh environment and it’s just amazing how many coastal plant species grow, travel and survive on this landscape.”

NACC Coastal & Marine Project Officer Vanessa McGuiness said: “It was an amazing turnout of passionate Coastcarers who are always seeking the best information to look after their patch.”

A special thanks to Kingsley for organising the event, Curtin University, Cambridge Coastcare, Perth NRM and our speakers: Ben Croxford, David Merritt, Mike Bamford, Don Bradshaw, Andrew Burbidge, John Huisman, John Statton, Sophie Cross, Ashley Robb, Craig Wilson, Vanessa McGuiness as well as Angela Rossen for her amazing art displays.

Last and not least thank you to our Coastcarers who have volunteered countless hours to conserving and protecting our coastline.

The videos of the presentations will be available on the Coastal & Marine Resources webpage soon.

The Coastcarers attendance was made possible through NACC’s Quick Step Grants which are available on the coastal webpage. 

For information on NACC’s Coastal and Marine Program please contact Vanessa McGuiness (e) (p) 08 9938 0108

NACC’s Quick Step Grant Program was made possible through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.


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