A Rotary project to protect Ocean Grove White Mangroves
The proposed location for the White Mangrove Experience (WME) is located in an estuary of the Barwon River, downstream of the Lake Connewarre Wildlife Reserve. The WME will consider key distinguishing features of the area and cross through the local wetlands, mangroves, salt marshes, and woodlands. Being located within an internationally recognised Ramsar wetland means that the area is of significant biodiversity value. The Barwon estuary is uniquely placed as it is permanently open to the sea and therefore supports several distinct freshwater and saltwater habitats. The mangroves and seagrasses provide critical nurseries which maintain the health and biodiversity of the aquatic wildlife in the area.