We are about protecting and preserving the indigenous flora & fauna and natural features of Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary (ERMS). We aim to increase understanding about the role and values of the Sanctuary, fostering community involvement and enjoyment through in field- experiences and knowledge sharing.
Reasons for starting a Friends Group for Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary and surrounds –
- Protect and preserve Port Jackson Shark habitat
- Educate school groups and the public about getting involved in protecting and preserving marine environments
- Conduct Sea Search programs at Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary with visiting groups and the general public
- Bringing together people from the community who are like minded and concerned about the preservation of ERMS. Participate in meaningful on ground and in water actions/projects to preserve this environment and educate the broader community.
- Create the opportunity for children to teach children about this environment (peer learning) encouraging stewardship behaviours
- Investigate opportunities for Indigenous engagement and interpretation of the Marine Sanctuary and the surrounding Sea Country
- Monitor pest plant and animals
- Monitor illegal activity (fishing or taking from sanctuary)
- Apply for funding for research, works and observations
- Monitor sites outside ERMS for a comparison between protected areas and non protected areas