Streamwatch is providing training on scientifically proven methods to collect data by the people for the people. In doing so, the program is providing evidence for authorities to respond to pollution events in urban waterways, making changes needed to preserve, protect and adapt together and supporting social change to build partnerships within our communities to build a framework of responsibility for our local freshwater ecosystems.
It’s a great way to get outside, meet awesome people, learn new skills, contribute to environmental science and help protect our waterways.
There has unfortunately been a delay in chemical reagents of 6 months due to Covid delayed shipments from the USA that have just arrived and will be shipped out as soon as possible. The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) Database has also been delayed due to positions changing, but the historical data will be updated by the end of the year so training for our new data system will commence in the new year.
Ku-ring-gai Council has been dedicated to its community and waterways, investing and training up local volunteers with our program. Friends of Toongabbie Creek have started up, as well as Ryde City Council and Hunters Hill Council. Fitzgerald Creek and Garguree Swampcare Katoomba have started back up. Field of Mars Education Centre will be joining us in the new year. Lindy, Tim & Sophia, you have all been hard working and dedicated to get 4 beautiful sites monitored along our catchments! Training days with these amazing volunteers enable us to collect water samples and report the data on the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) platform.
If you would like any more information, or wish to come to any of our upcoming trainings, or wish to find a group near you, please contact Jess Lumbroso: