The City of Albany and South Coast NRM’s Enviro Experiences Project are excited to be joining forces with Murdoch University and the South West Metropolitan Alliance to participate in the Saving Our Snake Necked Turtle project.

Many of Albany’s wetlands and waterways, including Lake Seppings, Lake Weerlara and Yakamia Creek, are home to populations of the Southwestern Snake-necked Turtle which are under threat from a combination of factors including predators such as foxes and ravens, vehicle strikes on our roads and lack of suitable nesting habitat.

The City of Albany has committed to a funding partnership which will provide the Albany community with opportunities to help save the snake-necked turtles. Participants will learn about turtles and hear the latest research, contribute to crucial citizen science using the TurtleSAT app, and get the chance to register their interest in becoming a ‘Turtle Tracker’, to protect nesting females and their nests. All of this will help inform future management actions for snake-necked turtles.

Come along to this information night to learn more about turtles, the project and how you can help just by using your smartphone!

Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to register your interest in joining our turtle-y cool group and becoming a ‘Turtle Tracker’ volunteer to help save turtles at a wetland near you.

Light refreshments will be available so please notify the event organiser of any dietary requirements.

Head to the event page to register, and to find out about more upcoming volunteer events head to the South Coast Enviro-Experiences volunteer web platform. If you need help setting up your account, or would like to know more about the event, don’t hesitate to contact Catherine (e) (p) 0421 437 525.