Learn how to assess the health of our waterways through water quality sampling!
Seize the opportunity to use our state of the art water quality probe to record vital data regarding our local water composition. Water pH, oxygen levels, temperature and other parameters can have a huge impact on the quality of our waterways and on the creatures that depend on them for survival. Through the collection of monthly readings, the Water Quality program assesses the changing quality of our waterways throughout the year. We also rely on our volunteers to record observational details that may effect the water quality such as current and recent weather conditions, visible rubbish and pollution, weeds, site usage or disturbance, and wildlife sightings.
The data collected is shared with local councils and highlights those areas where action needs to be taken! If you are passionate about the environment and keen to contribute to its preservation, we encourage you to come along and meet like-minded people while learning new skills and collecting vital data!
Coordinated by The Gold Coast Catchment Association and supported by the City of Gold Coast (Catchment Management Unit), the Water Quality Monitoring program is a collaborative effort between Gecko, Coomera River Catchment Group, Nerang River Keepers, Austinville Landcare & Somerset College
We are heading out with our Austinville Crew! Meeting time is at 09:00am at the meeting place, 621 Austinville Rd. Please be aware that samples are not necessarily taken at the meeting place and you may be required to drive to nearby locations.
What to bring
Gum boots/water shoes. No one will be permitted to enter the water without shoes due to safety concerns.
Sun protection: Natural non-polluting sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat, long sleeves
Lots of drinking water
Please make sure to register to get all the updates!