Join us on the 13th of April in partnership with NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation for a jam-packed nature-discovery adventure at Coomaditchie Lagoon!
Staff from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) will be offering their support to help the local community and the Aboriginal Bush Regeneration Team - Berrim Nuru to carry out a Bioblitz around the lagoon. This event will help capture data of the ecological health of the area.
A Bioblitz is a form of citizen science which involves the collection of data about flora and fauna present in a particular area, in a short window of time. Data collected with OEH will be used to inform the future recovery of the site, and will guide future regeneration efforts around the lagoon. Everyone is welcome to attend!
As part of the Bioblitz, people are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and engage in storytelling with local Aboriginal elders and leaders in the community. Attendees will hear about the significance and history of the local area.
3 PM REPTILES, BIRDS & VEGETATION DISCOVERY
5.30 PM STORYTELLING & PICNIC DINNER (BYO DINNER) WITH LOCAL ELDERS & LEADERS
7 PM - 9 PM SPOTLIGHTING
FEEL FREE TO ATTEND THE SESSIONS YOU ARE MOST INTERESTED IN (YOU DO NOT NEED TO HELP WITH ALL OF THEM) - JUST LET US KNOW HOW YOU WISH TO HELP
Coomaditchie Lagoon is significant for ecological, spiritual and aesthetic reasons to the local Aboriginal community, and is a rare coastal freshwater lagoon, home to a diversity of native flora and fauna, including the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog.
The site is part of the broader Ngaraba-aan Trail Project which is being funded under the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund through funding from the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Bookings are essential, with limited places available, please email Megan Rowlatt at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place on these events. All children must be in the company of a supervising parent or guardian.