Did you know that 70km of Sydney’s underwater forest is missing? That’s why we’re asking you to join us in the Underwater Forest Project – our 2022 crowdfunding campaign to reforest Sydney’s seas.

The Underwater Forest Project

Introducing the Underwater Forest Project.

We’re teaming up with Operation Crayweed, a band of scientists who are successfully creating crayweed forests where they once thrived, before going missing due to water pollution in the 80s, and are restoring vital marine habitat across Sydney’s coastline.

Our goal is to raise $42,000 to fund the underwater planting of an entire crayweed site. To be the first to donate, sign up for updates, and we’ll let you know when the campaign’s live and kicking!



But how big is a crayweed site?

Crayweed plots totalling 20m² are planted across a site, naturally expanding to 400m² within two years and 4000m² within six! Our efforts now will make an ocean of difference to Sydney’s underwater crayweed forests before we even reach 2030.

Wondering what the hell crayweed is and why it’s so important? Keep an eye out for our upcoming articles that’ll dish all the dirt on where the crayweed went and how Operation Crayweed is restoring it (hint: it involves A LOT of seaweed sex).

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Together, the We Are Explorers community can do this!

In 2020, you helped us Rewild the Snowies by planting 8,000 native trees in the Snowy Mountains, and we smashed our $30,000 target by $10,000!

The year before that, everyone dug deep and we raised over $25,000 to Protect the Daintree by purchasing a hectare of land in the Daintree Rainforest, returning it to the Daintree Rainforest National Park so that it could be preserved forever.

We’re going for a trifecta! This year, with your help, we’re going to reforest Sydney’s seas! Let’s reverse human impact, restore biodiversity to Sydney’s ocean, and create underwater forests that can be explored in our own big-city backyard.


How do I get involved?

Donate what you can and spread the word!

For every $20 donation, one crayweed plant will be planted along Sydney’s underwater coastline. 


Plus you’ll have the chance to get your hands on goodies from a heap of rad brands like Project Blank, Costa Sunglasses, Athletic Brewing Co, and We Are Feel Good that’ll be throwing gifts to those who donate! Donation perks are limited so get in quick.  

To be the first to donate, sign up for updates, and we’ll let you know when the campaign’s live and kicking!

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