The Port Adelaide Shellfish Restoration Project Group received an Australia Day Award for their restoration efforts in Port River.

They were awarded for promoting inclusion of young people through community-based citizen science opportunities. Local partnerships have been developed with schools and local businesses on the Lefevre Peninsula to facilitate the monitoring of trial shellfish restoration sites in the Port River. The group conducts important local research on oyster colonisation, contributes to efforts to improve water quality and stabilising our shoreline from erosion due to the impacts of climate change.