Community Seagrass Monitoring Workshop
A New Cookery Book for Pittwater.
Environment Network is presenting free seagrass monitoring workshops for
Workshop participants will develop skills to allow them to work
alongside environmental scientists and other professionals in preserving
and protecting seagrass colonies that provide vital shelter, breeding
grounds, food and other resources for countless sea creatures.
Seagrasses are threatened by stormwater and poor water quality,
inappropriate development and boating activities, and the invasive
seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia. Loss of seagrass will mean noticeably fewer
fish, poorer water quality and reduced ecological health in our
estuaries and harbour. Our seagrasses need you.
The workshop is free and run from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the following
* Pittwater (Barrenjoey Beach), Sunday 19 March
Lunch is provided - all you need to bring is some enclosed shoes that
can get wet, and clothing that can get wet up to your waist. Snorkels,
wetsuits etc. are welcome but not necessary.
Bookings are essential. Please call Charlie Hewitt on 9970 8401 for the
Pittwater and Botany workshop bookings, and Brett Maina on 9976 1605 for
Manly workshop bookings.
For more information, please call Charlie Hewitt on 9970 8401.
These workshops are supported by the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment
Management Authority, Coastcare, Pittwater Council, Manly Council,
Randwick Council, Botany Council, and Rockdale Council.
A new cookery book is planned to be
published this in time for the
festival this year with all proceeds
going to the Kindergarten. Rosemary
Haskell is coordinating the
publication. The unique theme will
be ‘Island and Offshore Living’ and
to fit in with our lifestyle…… so
put your thinking caps on and share
some of your favourite recipes.
Practical store cupboard recipes for
Instant dinner parties
Quick and easy week night meals
Back pack picnics with
interesting sandwich fillings (
also your ideas on suggested
walks in the area)
Progressive dinner parties
Bring a plate: Snacks & nibbles
( To take to the dog race
celebrations, Island Thinking ,
or the book club or when you
just share drinks or a casual
picnic with friends)
Fish where to catch it and how
to cook it
Cakes & desserts
Barbecues and salads ( For our
Australia Day Cricket match or
It is important to make sure recipes
are accurate and well tested using
standard metric measures. Specify
the quantities the recipe will make
or the number of people the dish
will feed. Feel free to add
anecdotes and stories about the
origin or special use of the recipe
Contributions or any questions phone
Rosemary Haskell 99793301 or