Join this trip if you are keen to explore how a coastal lagoon system located in Greater Sydney is providing crucial ecosystem function for a wide variety of native plants and animals. First stop is the Curl Curl Lagoon where you will be greeted by Jason Ruszczyk – Lagoon and Waterways Scientist from Northern Beaches Council – who will talk about the management of this lagoon system.
You will also have the chance to check out a research tank where wetland plants are tested to inform future wetland restoration projects. Meet The Friends of Curl Curl Lagoon who will take you on a walk-and-talk through their lagoon rehabilitation site.
You will then travel to the RAMSAR listed Dee Why Lagoon for an environmental and historical talk from a long-term volunteer and founder of Friends of Dee Why lagoon. After lunch you will travel to a Manly Lagoon Bushcare site where you will be shown the habitat value of the lagoon. A final stop will be to check out the Manly Lagoon entrance on the way back to the ICC.
This field trip includes:
Catering: A picnic-style morning tea and lunch will be supplied by a local caterer.
Transport: The coach will depart from the International Convention Centre at 7.30am and will take approximately 50 minutes to get to Curl Curl which is Stop 1 on the itinerary. The same coach will take you to all other stops on the Northern Beaches, returning to the International Convention Centre by 4.30pm where you are welcome to join other conference delegates at the complementary Welcome Drinks.