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Waterbugs and Water Quality – Currumbin

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Water Quality Testing

Learn how to assess the health of our waterways by foraging for waterbugs!

You may not have noticed before, but our rivers and creeks are home to hundreds of different species of waterbugs! Some of these waterbugs are very sensitive to pollution and so through their presence or absence, we are able to determine whether a particular waterway is healthy or not. The data collected is nationally recognised and is shared with our local councils to provide up to date information about the health of our waterways. Collecting and identifying these waterbugs also happens to be a whole heap of fun!

Coordinated by Watergum 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 to our Southern sites with the Gecko crew! Please meet us at Long Tan Park from 9-11am (Bains Road, Currumbin Valley).

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

Towel

Lots of drinking water

Glasses/contact lenses

Pen/pencil

Please make sure to register to get all the updates on locations and times! This program is suitable for all age levels.

Website: www.watergum.org

Email: watermonitoring@watergum.org

Please make sure that you’re aware of current covid-19 restrictions: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

Venue

Currumbin
Long Tan Park Currumbin, Currumbin Valley, QLD 4223
Currumbin Valley, 4223 AU
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