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 at Dee Why, you will travel to a Manly Lagoon Bushcare site for a presentation the habitat value of the lagoon. A final stop will be a visit to the entrance to the Manly Lagoon on the way back to the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.
Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
Time: 7.30am – 4.30pm
Capacity: limit of 25 people
Cost: $30 pp
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, Darling Harbour by 4.30pm.