Restoring Pipiroa Wetland and its Watershed

Pipiroa coastal wetland and its largely vegetated catchment

Image:  Pipiroa Wetland and Watershed, February 2017 (Dean Wright Photography) Near the southwest corner of the Russell Peninsula in the Bay of Islands is Pipiroa Bay. Your topographic or Google-Earth map shows a narrow sandspit containing a mangrove estuary backed by saltmarsh and a freshwater wetland mosaic with drainage from two largely bush-clad valleys to the east. This drone-shot shows …