What’s been happening?

Celebrating new partners

We are delighted to announce we have new partners for the Derwent Estuary Program – NRM South and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Tasmania.

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Mon 23 May 2022

Beach walk, Howrah, Tasmania. Photo: Kieran Bradley.
New beach water quality ratings

The majority of beaches on the Derwent have been declared safe for swimming in this year’s Beach Watch Report, in a boost for anyone seeking outdoor exercise after the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Thu 18 Jun 2020

Ocean swimmers. Photo:  Inger Visby, Derwent Estuary Program.
As far as your legs can carry you…

With the easing of restrictions and the return of access to parks and reserves for exercise, the possibilities for exploration seem abundant, even within 30km of home.

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Tue 12 May 2020

View from Alum Cliffs Track, Kingsborough Photo: Kingborough Council.
Saving our saltmarshes

Here in the Derwent estuary we have lost about half of our saltmarshes, and what we have left rates poorly in terms of future retreat options, and patch size.

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Fri 20 Sep 2019

Lauderdale Racecourse Flat. Photo: Derwent Estuary Program.