In October and November 2017, ReefBlitz featured more than 30 events engaging Queensland communities in citizen science and practical conservation activities to look after the Reef, delivered by members of the Reef Citizen Science Alliance and partners.
Activities included surveys of critical habitats (like reefs & mangroves), wildlife (such as coastal birdlife and marine megafauna), and signs of stress (like coastal marine debris). In addition to collecting data, some events included restoration activities such as revegetation and beach clean ups.
This is the fourth annual ReefBlitzevent, which united reef citizen science across the State. Collectively, the events contribute a snapshot of reef health and showcase opportunities of how communities can actively contribute to looking after reefs from catchment to coral.
This event also marks the next phase in citizen science collaboration. Together with new host Conservation Volunteers Australia, we seek to strengthen connections between catchment and marine citizen science, and amplify the amazing work delivered by citizen science across the Reef.
Thank you to Great Barrier Reef Foundation & Boeing as founding event partners and supporters.