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Nature-based shoreline protection Port Adelaide

  • Location: Torrensville SA
  • Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Time Required

    weekdays 8am - 4pm

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Families with Children
    • Groups of 10 or more
    • People Learning English
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Travelling Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Garden Maintenance
    • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Training

    provided on site

  • Requirements

    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance)

The project would deploy hessian bags of clean recycled shell and translocate mangroves to lessen the impact of wash on an area of seawall and shoreline in the Inner Harbour or Port Adelaide.

Port Adelaide is one of the most vulnerable areas in SA to flooding. With rising sea levels and subsiding land, homes on both sides of the Inner Harbour in Port Adelaide face potential flooding risks.

The proposed trial site is at the southern end of the NewPort Quays development, south of the Jervois Bridge, Mangroves are naturally spreading into that area. We expect that the bagged shell will be colonised by resident shellfish to form a small intertidal reef and together with the mangroves will enhance the stability and longevity of the seawall.

The first part of this project is to head to Ardrossan and collect the Oyster Shells needed for the project this involves bagging the oyster.

The second part of the project involves the installation of the oyster bags on the intertidal zone of the project site at New Port Quays

This is a very exciting and new project so please join us and lets make it happen!!