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SIMS and Operation Crayweed are excited to be partnering with the Dorset-Sutton Initiative to put forward the Manly Festival of Seaweed as a project for funding.
And if you live in the Manly electorate you get to support us first hand by voting for our project to receive funding through the NSW Government My Community Project scheme made possible by the NSW Generations Fund.
this project about?
Seaweeds are the
underwater trees that underpin Sydney’s marine environments. They provide
critical habitat and support hundreds of marine species by offering food and
shelter, while quietly capturing atmospheric carbon dioxide and producing
This festival invites the community to engage in a celebration
of these remarkable coastal ecosystems through food, art and science, and to
hear about how we are restoring these underwater forests along 70 km of
Sydney’s coastline (including at Cabbage Tree Bay in Manly!).
The festival will include a major art installation, hands-on marine restoration of lost crayweed forests, films, art workshops and cooking demonstrations. A seaweed inspired temporary pavilion at Shelly Beach will host a range of activities while presenting itself as a sculptural architectural piece that entices vistors to enter.
funding requested will be used to obtain the necessary equipment for the
festival set-up, to coordinate the event, create the art installation, and to
provide free stalls to host cooking demonstrations.
Vote for Manly Festival of Seaweed because...
Find all the detail re voting here https://static.nsw.gov.au/nsw-gov-au/1561417005/MCP-Voter-Fact-Sheet.pdf