Burrum River

The Burrum River site includes extensive intertidal flats at its mouth together with the mangrove and saltflat systems in adjacent estuaries.

The major habitat types include seagrass beds, mangrove low forests, saltmarsh, sandflats exposed at low tide, beach ridges and closed heath communities.

GPS Track Legend

GPS Track Legend
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Burrum River Lower Mangrove Watch Survey GPS Track

Burrum River Lower Reaches GPS Track - click on the Mangrove Watch story icons to view Tim Thornton's perpective on Mangrove Watching the Burrum River and a story of concern relating erosion at the mouth of the Burrum by Carolyn Bussey

Note that track colours displayed in the Google Earth window do not represent the bank conditions at this stage.

Burrum River Mangrove Watch Report Card

Burrum River Mangrove Watch Report Card

Community Volunteers

A key feature of MangroveWatch is its close partnership between community volunteers and scientists from the James Cook University’s Mangrove Hub. Together they are systematically recording basic data as video and still imagery for assessments of estuarine habitat health.

Armed with expert support, training and advice, MangroveWatch volunteers in key regions are actively contributing to the monitoring of local estuaries and shorelines. An important goal in this phase of the program is to develop a network of like minded groups with the aim of producing public documents that describe important issues affecting local estuaries and mangroves, and their overall health.

Donations & Sponsorships

MangroveWatch Ltd is a registered charitable company in Australia. To achieve its goals and those of community participants, the program relies on funding and sponsorships to keep things going.

Donations and Sponsorships will be acknowledged on this site.

We need support for:

  • Community volunteers for small vessel hire and fuel
  • Field kits - costing up to $AUD3,000 each
  • Promotional items and awards such as T-Shirts and hats
  • Website maintenance
  • Computers and support for shoreline assessments by the Mangrove Hub

If you can assist any any way then contact us at the Mangrove Hub

MangroveWatch Handout

You can download our fact and information sheet to get more information about the MangroveWatch program.

Mangrove Watch Brochure

You can download our fact and information sheet (see link below) to get more information about the MangroveWatch programs.

Mangrove Watch Brochure