Specifically, in late 2021 we ran three MangroveWatch training days where we trained local community members in the ‘MangroveWatch methods’ to monitor mangrove health, damage, and recovery. These methods included photo points, transects and shoreline videos. Here we are in Wonboyn after conducting a transect.
After assessing that an intervention was necessary to speed up the natural recovery processes of the mangroves at the Clyde and Wonboyn sites, we conducted on-ground restoration action with the help of volunteers. In the Clyde River, the team planted 450 seedlings into the damaged areas in March-April 2022, after growing them in a local nursery looked after by local oyster farmers.
As part of this project, in Wonboyn we also established a permanent educational sign in Myrtle Cove, if you are ever in the area make sure to check it out!
This Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery project is supported by the Australian Government’s Bushfire Recovery Program for Wildlife and their Habitat.