ECF has again been involved in a local fieldwork visit by UniSA’s Coastal Environments students and in the Coastal Ambassadors training program.
For five or so years students doing UniSA’s Coastal Environments unit have come to Mutton Cove in mid January to meet with local environmental group members to hear about communities actively participating in coastal management. Tim Walsh provides the local liaison for UniSA.
Catherine McMahon and Rae Nunan from ECF informed the students about Living Shorelines and how mangroves, samphires, seagrass and shellfish can protect our shorelines. The students learnt from skilled locals, Kym Murphy and Helen Macilwain, about the birds that visit Mutton Cove and, from representatives of BAE Systems, of the importance of the area to local industry.
On February 7th, Catherine gave a presentation Supporting Port River and Barker Inlet Estuary 2021 to the latest Coastal Ambassadors group about the work of the Foundation.