EP 6 - "Operation Crayweed" Cleaning Sydney's waterways and increasing biodiversity
Operation Crayweed is a flagship project from the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. The project focuses on the restoration of underwater forests that disappeared from the coastline of Australia’s largest city decades ago. It combines science, practice, community engagement and art to reach its goals as well as raise awareness about the importance of underwater kelp forests that are experiencing global decline.
At Beaming Green we want to shine the light on people that are doing great things in the community, this is one of the projects that we feel deserves some recognition.
In this interview Derrick discusses:
- the blue economy
- how sewage has impacted the beaches in North Malabar and North Bondi
- how Crayweed supports biodiversity
- the scope of the project, which spans between Port Macquarie and Sydney.
Once COVID is under control, if anyone wants to help by volunteering in the Sydney area, please go to the website and register your interest. Links provided on Beaming Green website.
<figure class="attachment attachment--preview"><figcaption class="attachment__caption"></figcaption></figure>Bio - Derrick Cruz
Derrick grew up snorkeling and exploring the estuaries and seagrass meadows of NSW. He is now a passionate fish ecologist and holds particular interests in range-shifting species, habitat restoration and the enhancement of wild fisheries. He has worked with DPI, UNSW and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science on various field-intensive projects and enjoys promoting sustainable practices to younger generations.
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