Save Our Macleay River Inc. invite you to Paddle the Clybucca Wetlands on Saturday 27th May 2018, sponsored by North Coast Local Land Services.
Registration commences at 9:30 am at the Clybucca floodgates – see map below.
There is no registration fee and lunch will be provided. Bring Your Own Craft and Personal Flotation Device.
This event will showcase the environmental issues associated with the drainage of the Collombatti – Clybucca Wetlands. Guest speakers will include Max Osborne, from Local Land Services and Russell Yerbury, a former beef producer from Clybucca.
The field day will begin at the Clybucca floodgates, participants will explore the Clybucca Creek waterway to get an appreciation of the scale of the issues. The community will learn about what North Coast Local Land Services are doing about trying to improve the fish habitat.
North Coast Local Land Services are leading the development of a remediation strategy to address the causes of poor water quality emanating from Clybucca backswamp (which includes Mayes and Doughboy Swamps) into the Clybucca Creek section of the Macleay Estuary.
Funding for this project is provided from the DPI Fisheries “Flagship Fish Habitat Rehabilitation Grant” program. The University of New South Wales – Water Research Laboratory has been contracted to prepare the remediation strategy.
This event will not replace the annual “Paddle on the Macleay” which will be organised by SOMR in September.