The Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project involves Indigenous rangers and community volunteers to regularly collect data and monitor the health of seagrass meadows in Roebuck Bay. 


What we are doing

This project was established in 2006 to provide an early warning of changes in the marine ecosystem. Co-managed by Environs Kimberley and the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife, it is one of the longest running and most successful citizen science projects in Western Australia.  

The Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project follows the methodology of Seagrass-Watch, a global, scientific seagrass assessment and monitoring program with over 250 monitoring sites across 17 countries Seagrass-Watch. The program has a strong scientific underpinning with an emphasis on consistent data collection. 


Community volunteers are vital to the success of our monitoring efforts, which must be completed within a small window of time - usually only a couple of hours - when the lowest tides occur in Roebuck Bay. 

Come down and march out onto the mudflats with us, find dugong feeding trails and fascinating sea cretures whilst contributing to an important data set that helps us monitor the health of Roebuck Bay. 

Our next seagrass monitoring events will be held in March 2018!

Friday March 2, meet at 3:45pm at Town Beach carpark
Saturday March 3, meet at 3:45pm at Demco Beach carpark
Sunday March 4, meet at 5.00am at the Port Slipway

No previous experience necessary. Please wear closed shoes (they’ll get muddy!), bring your hat and water bottle and an adult if you’re under 18 years of age. Contact us for more information on 9192 1922 or email us at

We are also across social media – search for “Broome Seagrass” on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Partners and Funders

The Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Program is funded by Coastwest and the Kimberley Ports Authority, co-managed by Environs Kimberley and the Department of Parks and Wildlife and supported by Seagrass-Watch.

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For more information, contact

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