Have your say on how to protect our Wilson Inlet in new survey

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Denmark's Ocean Beach and Wilson Inlet.
Camera IconDenmark's Ocean Beach and Wilson Inlet. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson

The Water Quality Improvement Plan, managed by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation and the Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee, aims to detail on-ground action needed at the inlet.

An online survey has been launched to make sure the community’s environmental, recreational and economic values are considered in the plan.

DWER aquatic science manager Malcolm Robb said keeping the inlet healthy required a collaborative approach.

“We know how much the Denmark community cares about the Wilson Inlet and we want locals to have their say on our online survey,” he said.

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“Nutrients like phosphorous and nitrogen, entering from the catchment, can have the biggest impact on the health of the inlet.

“Estuaries are very complex systems and we’ll be using knowledge built over the last two decades to identify which actions should be prioritised.

“But it’s also imperative that we capture community knowledge and identify what matters most to the local area.”

The WQI Plan will combine community consultation with research. To view the survey, visit estuaries.dwer.wa.gov.au.

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