Short film focuses on Coorong health

DEW’s Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin program and the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board are collaborating on a project for National Science Week focusing on the 'Science and Citizens of the Coorong'. 

A short film is in production which highlights how local citizens and scientists are working towards a healthy Coorong and explores the ways the community can get involved.

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Senior Citizen Science Project Officer Sylvia Clarke said that restoring a healthy Coorong was critical for the environment, First Nations, local communities, the South Australian tourism industry and the overall health of the Murray-Darling Basin.

‘We encourage you to listen to scientists and community members talk about their passion for the Coorong and their connection to this unique environment,’ she said.

The film will be available to view on 22 August.

An online panel session, featuring scientific researchers and other industry experts, will be held on 25 August, from 7pm until 8pm, providing an opportunity for you to find out more about the efforts which have been made to restore this wetland of international importance. Attendance at the online session is free.

Make sure to register to find out further information on both events.