New Boardwalk Signs for Williamstown’s Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

Member for Williamstown, Wade Noonan today unveiled new boardwalk signs at the popular Jawbone Marine Sanctuary in Williamstown.

Established in 2002, the Jawbone Sanctuary is one of Williamstown’s most treasured marine areas, which is beloved by snorkelers, nature-lovers, and bird-watchers alike. Boasting a remarkable 120 species of birds and a network of lakes, swales and reed beds, the Jawbone is haven for native flora and fauna.

The 30 hectares of beaches, lakes, and parklands that comprise the natural habitat are accessible to the public via a long timber boardwalk that backs onto the Rifle Range housing estate.

For those who care to learn about the species of plants and animals that call the Jawbone home, a series of new signs have been scattered along the boardwalk to improve the visitor experience.

The conservation and protection of this magnificent sanctuary has been carefully nurtured over many years by the Jawbone Marine Sanctuary Care Group. This group of volunteers has worked closely with Parks Victoria to maintain the sanctuary’s precious ecosystem.

More information, visit: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/jawbone-marine-sanctuary

Quotes attributable to Member for Williamstown, Wade Noonan MP

“The Jawbone Marine Sanctuary is one of those special nooks in Williamstown.”

“The new series of boardwalk signs mean that you don’t have to be a marine biologist to understand or enjoy this special sanctuary.”

“I want to thank Parks Victoria and the local volunteer friends group for the conservation work they’ve done over many years to protect this precious part of our coastline.”