ECF has been a community partner in OzFish SA’s first seagrass restoration project – Seeds for Snapper SA.
Over Christmas – New Year community members in Adelaide helped collect, process, and disperse 1 million seagrass seeds (Posidonia) to help restore and regenerate South Australia’s lost seagrass meadows.
Over 6000 fruits were collected, seeds sorted, planted in 299 hessian bags of sand and deployed on a trial site, north of Outer Harbour. The project involved 230+ volunteers, between December 20th and January 4th in what’s hoped to be an annual project.
ECF organised a community briefing on the project through the Port Adelaide Environment Forum, reached out to local dune groups and ECF volunteers to get involved and helped publicise the project’s activities and successes through social media and word of mouth.
More info about the project through this video.
Now we wait to see how the seeds fare.