Bushucker trail heals community and bay shows an uplifting story of community, local government, Yawuru Rangers and a community group working together to spruce up a neglected walkway and stormwater drain. With everyone pitching in, the McMahon walkway in Broome has been cleared of litter, prickles, weeds and garden waste and a bushtucker trail planted – restoring habitat and community pride in a popular recreational area. Thank you State NRM for funding this worthy project.
Life in the long mud With a major ‘benthic’ expedition on Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach in 2016, the film shows the importance of the remarkable invertebrates that live in the lmudflats of the two Ramsar listed wetlands. The information is informing the management of these valuable wetlands for migratory shorebirds, as they come under growing pressure from human interference on the East Asian Australasian Flyway. Thank you Paul Bell for making the film and State NRM through Royalties for Regions for the funding.
Gardens for Broome’s saltwater country is a short film on the remarkable life in Roebuck Bay and what the community can do to keep these coastal waters productive and clean so all life can thrive. The film was made by Mark Jones, with aerial footage by Shayne Thomson for the Roebuck Bay Working Group. Viewers are warned that the film has images and voices of a deceased person. Thank you Rangelands NRM for funding this outstanding short film through funding from the Federal Government Landcare Program.
Celebrate the bay captures the passion of the Broome community for Roebuck Bay. The message for everyone is to reduce runoff of garden waste, fertilisers, sewerage and chemicals from your property into the stormwater drains. And BTW, back-flush your pool water onto the garden and wash your car on the lawn as it will absorb the nutrients in detergent which should be phosphorous free. The film was funded by Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare program.
A blooming good film about Roebuck Bay includes great footage of snubfin dolphins, seagrass and shorebirds as well as practical tips for the Broome community to reduce nutrient rich run-off and polluted groundwater flowing into Roebuck Bay and feeding Lyngbya blooms. The film is a collaboration between the RBWG, Parks and Wildlife Yawuru Rangers, Roebuck Primary students and Broome community. Thanks Rangelands NRM for funding the film and award winning filmmaker Mitch Torres, cameraman Clinton Ferstl and Paul Bell who edited the film.
Seagrass pastures of the sea is about the seagrass meadows in Roebuck Bay. Seagrass provides a nursery for fish, crustaceans and invertebrates, protects our coast, stores carbon and absorbs nutrients – way cool! The film was made by Seagrass Watch »
Banding Together, Keeping track of migratory travellers Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Three wonderful YouTube films that show migratory shorebirds being banded and monitored by volunteers on Roebuck Bay’s shores. The films were made by A Question of Balance, a grassroots environmental radio program that shows us that we can do things to improve our environment and STILL maintain an enjoyable standard of living.
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.