Nov

23

2016

Meeting re seeping wastewater ponds

pm-15875168-v1-community_information_session_29_november_2016__invitation_Water Corp are providing an information session on projects to reduce wastewater seepage from Broome South Wastewater Treatment ponds. The Roebuck Bay Working Group handed a letter to Minister Davies on Sept 28, 2016 to request the relining of all holding ponds (primary, secondary, tertiary) at Broome South Waste Water Treatment Plant – as a high priority – to halt the seepage of nutrients into Roebuck Bay.

The presentation is Tuesday Nov 29, 5.30-7.30pm.  This is an important issue for Roebuck Bay’s water quality and marine ecology, so ask any questions you have at the presentation.

 

Nov

2

2016

Cable beach turtle monitoring

turtles-2016-facebookThe 2016 monitoring program is underway – run by Yawuru Parks and Wildlife joint management team and Cable Beach Turtle Monitoring Group. Three sectors are monitored each morning over the nesting period (Nov-Mar) on Cable Beach.

Turtle monitoring is a great way to help turtles, get your daily exercise and enjoy Cable Beach. All welcome and training is free of charge.  Bring sandshoes, hat, sunscreen, water bottle and an ADULT IF UNDER 16.

 Contact

E Yawuru.Rangers@dpaw.wa.gov.au
P 9195 5500
Cable Beach Turtle Monitoring page »
Cable Beach Turtle Monitoring FAQ »

Oct

7

2016

Mudflats and Moving Pictures

2016-science-talk-12Grab your family, a picnic rug or camp chair and celebrate what makes Roebuck Bay the richest known intertidal mudflat in the world! At this FREE community event see up-close amazing pictures of the animals of the mudflats, what the scientists and young people of Broome have discovered in the mud, and how they translated this into art. This will be followed by a free re-screening of the Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest provided by Roebuck Bay Working Group.

Frid Oct 21 5.30pm–8.30pm
Town Beach Reserve
Food – Red Cross Crew
proceeds to Broome Midnight Basketball
More info at roebuckbay.org.au

Free event: Gold coin donations welcome 🙂

Oct

7

2016

Tackling marine debris at the source

source-reduction-workshop-facebook-1There is positive momentum (monthly clean-ups) to reduce debris in Roebuck Bay. To keep the momentum, RBWG and Tangaroa Blue are holding a Litter and Pollution Reduction Workshop to reduce marine debris. As Heidi Taylor from Tangaroa Blue said, “If all we do is clean-up, that’s all we’ll ever do. Understanding where litter and marine debris is coming from, enables us to tackle the release at the source, reducing the amount of litter entering the beautiful Broome environment in the first place.”

FREE WORKSHOP coordinated by Heidi Taylor from Tangaroa Blue
October 20, 9-1pm
Morning tea and lunch provided
RSVP info@roebuckbay.org.au

Sep

27

2016

Remarkable animals in the mudflats

2016-science-talk-11Recognising the intertidal mudats of Roebuck Bay/Eighty Mile Beach as critical for up to 200,000 wintering migratory shorebirds, Professor Piersma and his team collaborated with DEC (then) to establish research projects to understand these biodiverse wetland wonders. From the research undertaken since 1997, what has been discovered about these invertebrates? 

‘The remarkable animals of Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach’, University of Notre Dame Multipurpose Hall, Thur Oct 6, 6pm.

FREE event, gold coin donations welcome 

Sponsored by Inspiring Australia, Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare Program, Western Australia Government’s State NRM Program, supported by Royalties for Regions, WA Marine Science Institution, Department of Parks and Wildlife and The University of Notre Dame.

The Science on Broome Coast series is put on by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.

Sep

22

2016

Let’s cleanup Roebuck Bay Sun 25 Sept

rbckbayJoin Environs Kimberley and Broome Chamber of Commerce this Sunday, 25 September for a public clean up along the foreshore of Roebuck Bay. Meet at Streeter’s Jetty at 7:00am and bring your gloves, hat and water bottle. We’ll provide water, fresh fruit and delicious cakes… oh and bags, too. No need to register, just turn up. For more info call Jules on 9192 1922 or email »

Aug

6

2016

Kimberley crocodiles – Fresh and Estuarine

Estuarine crocodiles, the largest of all living reptiles, and Freshwater Crocodiles, slender snouted and smaller in build and overall size, will be the topic of the next Science on Broome Coast presentation on Sep 21. Dr Andrew Halford will bring you up to date on Estuarine crocodiles populations and mangement in the Kimberley, and Dr Ruchira Somaweera will tell you about his work with the Bunuba Rangers to protect Freshies from toads and weeds. This will be a ‘stand out’ in the science series.
‘How well are estuarine crocodiles doing in the Kimberley’ and ‘Are we going to lose our Freshies’, University of Notre Dame Multipurpose Hall, Wed Sep 21, at 6pm.
FREE event, gold coin donations welcome 🙂
Sponsored by Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare Program.
The Science on Broome Coast series is put on by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.

Estuarine croc poster Freshie poster

Jul

22

2016

Kimberley tides and telescopes

Tides posterThis National Science Week event is about Kimberley tides and astronomy.  Hear Professor Ryan Lowe and astronomer Greg Quicke with the help of telescopes, explain lunar and geographical influences of the tides in Broome and Kimberley coast.

Kimberley tides and ocean circulation, Town Beach Reserve, Tuesday, August 2 at 6pm.

Free event gold coin donations welcome

This event is sponsored by National Science Week, Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare Program.

The Science on Broome Coast series is put on by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.

Jul

8

2016

Teaching goannas not to eat cane toads

Toad Taste aversionTropical ecologist Georgia-Ward Fear has been working on the cane toad frontline for eight years with the Balanggarra rangers. Georgia will share her study on the most heavily impacted species, the Yellow-spotted Floodplain Monitor and training she has been doing to discourage them from eating cane toads.

Taste aversion research on the cane toad frontline, University of Notre Dame Multipurpose Hall, Wednesday, July 20 at 6pm.

Free event, gold coin donations welcome

Sponsored by Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare Program.

Hosted by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.

Jun

30

2016

Pearl lustre presentation July 6

Pearl lustre posterSarah Yu has worked in the West Kimberley for 40 years as an anthropologist and curator and heritage consultant. Bart Pigram, a Yawuru man, works at Nyamba Buru Yawuru on cultural and language projects. Sarah and Bart worked on the Lustre Pearling & Australia exhibition at the WA Museum in 2015.

Hear about the Aboriginal story of pearling, the extent and heritage value of the northwest pearl shell beds and significance of pearl shell.

The allure of mother of pearl crosses time & cultures, Univ of Notre Dame Multipurpose Hall, Jul 6, Wed 6pm

Free event Gold coin donations welcome

Sponsors: Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM.