On the afternoon of 5 February 2017 a Community Forum was held at the Sellicks Beach Community Hall. The Forum was held to inform about and promote to the Community the environmental and ecological values of the Aldinga Washpool wetland. Some 109 people attended the Forum on a rather cold and windy Sunday afternoon.

Following a Welcome to Country by Kaurna elder Georgina Williams, a number of guest speakers provided presentations detailing the flora, fauna and ecological functions of the wetland. These were followed by updates from local and state government agencies on the current status of the tenure and management of the Washpool. The latter updates included discussion on the Washpool's possible incorporation into a wider conservation zone linked to the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park.

Video Highlights of the 2017 Forum:

 Peter Laffan presents Aldinga Washpool Community Forum


 Tim Milne and Tim Croft presenting a session on why vegetation is so important to the area at the Aldinga Washpool


 Peri Coleman:Ephemeral Aquatic Invertebrates in seasonal wetlands


 Birds of Aldinga Washpool presented by Chris Purnell


 Chas Martin presenting a history of community activism of the Aldinga Washpool


 Tony Flaherty Coast and Marine Project NR ALMR Wangondananko (Kaurna Language) "Possum Place" the Washpool past plans some current steps.


 Onkaparinga Council Mayor Lorraine Rosenburg presents Hydrology of the Washpool and the Stormwater Management Plan.


Once again, we thank all those who contributed to the organisation of the event, those who provided the presentations and to the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board for providing the financial support for the event. In particular our thanks to Peter Laffan, convenor of the Aldinga Washpool and Silver Sands Heritage group, for shouldering much of the organisational load, inclusive of getting such an impressive array of speakers for the day!