EstuaryWatch monitors take a water sample
EstuaryWatch (EW) is a community based estuarine monitoring program which started in 2006 through the Corangamite CMA and the Western Coastal Board.
Estuary Watch aims to:
'Raise awareness and provide educational opportunities to the community in estuarine environments, and enable communities and stakeholders to better inform decision making on estuarine health'.
Estuary Watch groups are constantly watching our estuaries, collecting a variety of estuarine monitoring information to enter into an online database. Along with water quality monitoring, groups also photograph and record details of changing water levels, vegetation condition and the status of river mouths, ie whether they're open or closed. The groups monitor 12 estuaries in the region, and each estuary differs in the length of time monitored.
To get involved with EstuaryWatch or to find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the online EW database.
Join the EstuaryWatch team in Apollo Bay on May 22 at 6.30pm at the Apollo Bay Bowls Club for an Estuaries Unmasked Night Seminar with guest speakers from the Arthur Rylah Institute and Melbourne Zoo. More details