Bonnie assists mum, Jess Milne, take a water sample reading at Snapper Creek for Cooloola Coastcare
Never too young (or old) to participate in citizen science on the Cooloola Coast, young Bonnie assists mum, Jess Milne, take a water sample reading at Snapper Creek, Tin Can Bay. Kids regularly swim at this waterhole, so it is in our interest that it remains clean!
Two years of data collected from Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove and Tin Can Bay is currently being analysed, and will provide baseline ‘State of Water Quality’ condition information.
Rainbow Beach wetlands needs your support, please volunteer to become a local water watcher – only 30-45 minutes required once every two months.
Cooloola Coast Waterwatch is the first community water testing program on the coast, includes 21 sites at Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay and Wide Bay Military Training Area, and is now two years into the program.
The data has been analysed by Steve Burgess of MRCCC to pick up any anomalies, and address any ‘hiccups’.
Participants have done an outstanding job in the standard of data collection, transfer of horiba to different sites and general consistency. This was apparent in the data.
Monitoring will continue under the current round until December 2016.
Volunteers are welcome to join Coastcare administration, promotion and activities updated monthly on the website www.cooloolacoastcare.org.au
All enquiries to Maree Prior: 0417 554 905