The wetlands are perfectly adapted to the salty tides and occasional freshwater floods. The plants lining the banks of the Maroochy River act as a natural barrier. They protect the land and urban communities from coastal erosion, storms and flooding. Tidal wetlands also help to keep coastal waters clean by filtering out and trapping pollutants and nutrient rich sediment. Despite their importance, tidal wetlands are some of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Our food, our weekend fun and even our wellbeing depends on healthy wetlands like the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary.
Listen to underwater sounds from the Maroochy River. What do you hear?