Event

Walk in the Saltmarsh Discovery Tour

09 July 2021 until 13 July 2021

Whyalla’s Cuttlefest continues to grow with some exciting new features on the table for 2021. Along with guided snorkels from the Stony Point cuttlefish site, there will be host of events, activities, art, and information sessions. For a full program please visit the Whyalla City Council Cuttlefest page. Book your guided Cuttlefish snorkels with Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries or Whyalla Diving Services.

Walk in the Saltmarsh Discovery Tour

During Cuttlefest, we will host two Saltmarsh Discovery Tour sessions with Whyalla Landscape Officer Barbara Murphy on July 9 and 13.

Book your tickets to this free one-hour event at Whyalla's Eight Mile Creek Beach.

Learn all about Temperate Coastal Saltmarshes, why this ecological community has a nationally threatened status and what the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is doing to help. You will leave with a better understanding of this important ecosystem that forms a vital link between our land and oceans, and feeds marine food webs. All attendees will receive a free Samphires of the Eyre Peninsula plant identification booklet and will be able to use this to identify these fascinating salt tolerant plants found growing in our local saltmarshes.

Find out more about our work with saltmarsh through our Saltmarsh Threat Abatement and Recovery (STAR) Project funded by the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.

Can’t make it to the guided talks?

Learn all about saltmarshes from an expert. Peri Coleman from Delta Environmental Consulting presents an engaging series of video talks aimed at community decision makers, coastal ambassadors, teachers, bird groups and interested public.

Cuttlefest Citizen Science and School Activities

Cuttlefest celebrates the amazing marine life in our oceans and provides a great opportunity for schools, community groups and citizens to learn more about our local coast and marine environment and to get involved in on-ground conservation projects.

Use the links below to great ideas on how you can get involved in citizen science and school activities for Cuttlefest 2021 and beyond.

Eight mile creek saltmarsh.

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