Local Citizen Science - Call for volunteers for Beach Monitoring
Have you ever noticed changes in the level of beach sand and the shape of sand dunes over time? Have you wondered how sea level rise and storm surges may exacerbate this? You’re not alone!
Barwon Coast and the Victorian Department of Environment Land Water and Planning are starting up a local Community Beach Monitoring Program and are looking for volunteers. We need you!
To get involved the first step is to attend a workshop on Wednesday 9th May.
Join us at a workshop to learn about coastal processes and the monitoring techniques available to better understand our beaches.
Barwon Coast, together with DELWP, is hosting a workshop to support the release of the Coastal Management Guidelines for Monitoring Sandy Coasts in South West Victoria. Coastal experts Neville Rosengren and Tony Miner will be available to discuss future monitoring opportunities.
Neville is a geomorphologist with more than 45 years’ experience in research, teaching and consultancy in Australia and overseas. Tony is a geotechnical engineer who has specialised in coastal risk management from the Bellarine Peninsula to Portland for the last 18 years. Neville and Tony will spend the morning introducing the coastal processes of your unique coastline and the range of monitoring techniques available to better understand your beaches. The afternoon will involve visits to local sites to observe coastal processes in action.
When: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Where: Barwon Heads – 13TH Beach SLSC, 13TH Beach road, Connewarre
Time: 9.30 am - 3.00 pm | Lunch and refreshments provided - please RSVP with any dietary requirements
What to bring: Pen/paper, suitable clothing for weather on the day, water bottle and an inquisitive nature