MangroveWatch targets estuarine and coastal systems where there are mangroves, saltmarsh and saltpans. The program uses a partnership between community volunteers, traditional owners, industry, government managers and scientists to cultivate a wider reach for the better and more effective application of sustainable management and environmental conservation practices.
Geoffrey Redman, president of REF has had a long association with the MangroveWatch team and especially the MangroveWatch Logan River Project. Given the extent of mangrove shorelines associated with Hays Inlet and Deception Bay Bob Crudgington from REF joined Geoffrey Redman and Debra Henry in order to observe the Program in action. After attending a training induction in late February, they attended a monitoring session on 3rd March 2020.
Logan River MangroveWatch Program
MangroveWatch in conjunction with Wildlife Queensland, and the Logan City Council have been conducting the mangrove shoreline monitoring program since 2014 and again targeted sections of the river system including the estuarine mouth. They have also partnered with the Jacobs Well Education Centre, Kimberley College and Browns Plain State high School. The project is underpinned by Wildlife Queensland Coastal Citizen Science.
The Logan River Environs
.The Redcliffe Environmental Forum acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country in and around Moreton Bay and the Redcliffe Peninsula, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. It pays respect to them and their cultures, and to Elders both past, present and emerging..