The Community Environment Network (CEN) is inviting Central Coast residents to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2022 by attending ‘Breakfast with the Birds’.
This popular annual event will be held at the Pioneer Dairy on Sunday, February 6.
Event organiser and CEN’s Central Coast Waterwatch coordinator Rachael Kneeves said: “As well as enjoying a delicious breakfast, participants will take part in activities such as talks about wetlands, water quality monitoring, a bird spotting walk and dip-netting for water bugs.
“There will also be a native plant sale, lucky door prizes and displays relating to the CEN’s many environmental projects,” she said.
World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2 each year and marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971.
World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997.
The ability to save the world’s wetlands rests on our capacity to foster greater awareness and understanding of these life-supporting habitats.
This year, the international theme for World Wetlands Day is Wetlands Action for People and Nature.
Kneeves said wetlands are critically important habitats with huge environmental and social benefits.
“The theme marks a call to action to scale up efforts to take immediate action and to invest in solutions for the conservation, management and restoration of wetlands,” she said.
“‘Breakfast with The Birds’ is a celebration of wetlands on the Central Coast and provides participants with the opportunity to connect with these remarkable habitats.
“A morning of activities has been planned at the Central Coast Wetlands, Pioneer Dairy located on South Tacoma Road, Tuggerah.
“Doors open at 8am with activities and breakfast running until 11am.
“The cost for the event is $12 per adult and $6 for children and this includes breakfast and site entry.
The World Wetlands Day breakfast is coordinated by the Community Environment Network’s Waterwatch and Wetlands project in partnership with Central Coast Group, Birding NSW, and the Tuggerah Reserve Trust.
Media release, Jan 14
Community Environment Network