Interested in learning about salt marshes?
Do you like Mangroves? Then you’ll love salt marshes! Come along as we explore our local tidal wetlands and document their current condition as citizen scientists. There is no training or experience required, it’s very easy to learn and do!
What is a salt marsh?
A salt marsh or saltmarsh, also known as a coastal salt marsh or a tidal marsh, is a coastal ecosystem in the upper coastal intertidal zone between land and open saltwater or brackish water that is regularly flooded by the tides.
What are we doing?
The Rapid Saltmarsh Assessment Tool is a new method designed to evaluate saltmarsh key
values and threats to inform prioritisation of on-ground management action to protect
saltmarsh habitat. Citizen-scientists subjectively score observed issues and habitat values
within a specified saltmarsh area and learn about saltmarsh habitat values and vulnerability.
Join us for a morning of citizen science as we explore our tidal wetlands!
Monitoring Dates and Locations:
October 30th: Thomatis Creek
Meet at 8 am at the dirt road turn off on the left side 50 meters after the exit off of Bruce Highway onto Holloway’s Beach Road. We will carpool to the site and would like for volunteers with cars suitable for dirt roads to help transport other volunteers into the site.
What to bring: Water, snacks, appropriate sun protection, and walking shoes for muddy areas.