The Estuary Care Foundation will receive $5K, through the Adelaide and My Lofty NRM, for a seagrass restoration trial along the shoreline at Snowden’s North (north of the public boat ramp).
It’s heartening that the River’s water quality makes this trial feasible. The plan is to create a mini ‘breakwater’ from clean, recycled bagged shell that will protect the seagrass (Zostera) from wave action. Hopefully the bagged shell will be colonised by our resident molluscs and shellfish to form a ‘living shoreline’. The clean recycled shell needs to meet biosecurity requirements and will be supplied from growers, through The Nature Conservancy.
The Community NRM funds will be used for a coastal engineering consultancy by the Water Research Laboratory, University of NSW.