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River Health Volunteers needed for Georges and Cooks Rivers

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River Health Volunteers needed for Georges and Cooks Rivers

October 02, 2013 at 3:40 AM

sydney20airport20and20cooks20river.jpgParticipants are sought to take an active role in the Community River Health Monitoring Program to monitor ecosystem health in the Botany Bay catchment. Community volunteers will assist with field sampling in streams and foreshore sites of the Georges River and the Cooks River. Community volunteers will work alongside ecologists and receive FREE training in macroinvertebrate (waterbug) monitoring.

 

The next round of sampling for the Georges River will be: •        Wed 9 October from 8am to 4pm at Appin •        Sunday 27 October from 9am to 1pm at Mill Creek, Menai •        Saturday 2 November from 9am to 1pm at Little Salt Pan Creek, Padstow Access to Appin is moderately difficult therefore volunteers must have a good level of fitness. Access to Mill Creek is slightly difficult so a basic level of fitness is required. Volunteers must bring a long-sleeve shirt and gum boots.  

The next round of sampling for the Cooks River will be: •        Sunday 20 October from 9am to 1pm at Coolibah Reserve, Arncliffe •   Sunday 3 November from 9am to 1pm at Yarrowee Road Reserve, Strathfield  Access to these sites is easy. Volunteers must bring a long-sleeve shirt and gum boots.   Bookings are ESSENTIAL.   For Georges River bookings, please contact the Georges River Combined Councils’ Committee (GRCCC) at 9330 6010 or info@georgesriver.org.au.   For Cooks River bookings, please contact the Cooks River Alliance (CRA), info@cooksriver.org.au or 9748 9644.

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