Come along to Lotteries house in Broome tonight at 7.30pm. This project is sponsored by Inspiring Australia.
Roebuck Bay Working Group’s shorebird experts, Chris Hassell and Adrian Boyle are on the shores of Bohai in China along with Matt Slaymaker and Ginny Chan. As in previous years, the primary aim of their trip is to scan the shorebirds that are passing through on their migration to their northern breeding grounds. To read about their fascinating adventures, the challenges the birds and scientists face on mudflats that are being industrialised, and their sightings, read their regular reports »
Here is the new film that captures the passion of the Broome community for Roebuck Bay, which is home to rare dolphins, thousands of migratory shorebirds, trillions of mud invertebrates, crocodiles, seagrass meadows, mangroves, lots of fish, dugongs, turtles and much more. The message is look after it and reduce run off from your property into Broome’s stormwater drains. It is currently running on Goolarri Television and was funded by Rangelands NRM.
There are few places on our earth with such extraordinarily productive waters surrounding a large population centre. Our community needs to be proactive and garden to keep our waters full of fish and marine life. Come to Expo to learn how to Garden the Roebuck Bay Friendly Way May 4 (9 – 9.30) May 5 (12 – 12.30). This innovative project is a collaboration between the Society of Kimberley Indigenous Plants and Animals and RBWG, and sponsored by Inspiring Australia and Rangelands NRM.
Please fill out our two minute survey to help the Roebuck Bay Working Group deliver awesome projects on Roebuck Bay. Here is the link to the survey »
Thanks very much!
The Australasian Wader Studies Group (AWSG) are looking for new members to get involved in their expeditions to Broome and 80 Mile Beach? If you are already a volunteer, but not a member, then consider the next step and seeing the fruits of your labour in notes, articles, reports and scientific papers.
Click on this AWSG Brochure to enable you to join. The price has just gone up but not on this brochure so if you join now you’ll be $5 better off! For more information, visit the Global Flyway Network »
Seagrass is a sentinel of marine ecosystem health, because it responds quickly to changes in water quality. The Broome Seagrass Monitoring Project monitors Roebuck Bays’ seagrass four time s a year. What many don’t know, is that the project is part of Seagrass Watch, a global scientific monitoring program that helps communities monitor some 259 seagrass meadows in 17 countries.
Thanks to all who volunteer in the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project, your work is invaluable to develop a dataset of quality information and evidence to determine whether variations observed in the seagrass are due to human impacts or natural variations for Roebuck Bay. Get involved – next monitoring is in Jan 2013 »
Did you know that coastal seagrass can store more heat-trapping carbon per sqkm than forests, which means these coastal plants could be part of the solution to climate change. So come and look after the seagrass meadows in Roebuck Bay and fight climate change!
Quarterly monitoring is on again.
Sunday afternoon May 6th – Meet 4pm for a 4.15pm start at TOWN BEACH
Tuesday morning May 8th – Meet 5am for coffee & muffins &and a 5.45am start at DEMCO BEACH
Wednesday morning May 9th – Meet 5.45am for coffee & muffins and a 6am start at PORT SLIPWAYS (follow signs)
Each session takes approximately 2-3 hours. No previous experience necessary but please wear closed shoes, bring a hat and water bottle!
DATES FOR the ever popular “cannon netting” days for the 2012 season have recently been announced.
Join Chris Hassell, Aidy Boyle and the team in this fascinating opportunity to view the amazing migratory shorebirds of Roebuck Bay up close whilst playing a valuable role in their conservation.
- Dates and details can be found on the Shorebirds Volunteering page »
- Sun afternoon 6th May: Town Beach – meet at 4:00 pm for 4:15 pm start
- Tue morning 8th May: Demco Beach – meet at 5:00 am for 5:20 am start
- Wed morning 9th May: Port slipway – meet at 5:45 am for 6:00 am start
For further information, call Kylie Weatherall & Julia Rau, Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project, West Kimberley Nature Project, Environs Kimberley. Ph (08) 9192 1922 or Mob 0400 665 524.