I have been involved with running a series of restoration projects around Broome, including several Green Army teams. The sign below explains what this one is about, with a graduation of the first team here on Friday, before the second group takes over the continued restoration.
A job well done, with a couple of thousand seedlings planted, and a lot of weeds removed. The site is adjacent to sewage treatment ponds, which creates an added risk.
This project is designed to prevent the spread of a poisonous algae in Roebuck Bay that affects sea grasses, the favoured food of dugongs. The contamination from the Treatment ponds favors Lyngba blue-green algae. Restoring trees to the area helps with reducing rainfall and drainage run-off.
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The Dampier Creek corner of Roebuck Bay, which is most impacted for sea grass beds:
Pics below from the East side of Roebuck Bay.