Over the past 12 months Council has
been trying a new program to help
assess the health of our creeks called
the National Waterbug Blitz.
This involves asking the community to
grab a dip net and magnifying glass
and sample the water in our creeks to
discover which aquatic creatures are
living there. These tiny creatures are
great indicators of waterway health, so
the type of water bugs collected provide
useful information about our creeks.
This hasn’t been easy. Sometimes there
hasn’t been enough water flowing and
at other times there is a raging torrent
washing away everything in its path.
If you’re up for the challenge and keen to
help us locate these critters then visit our Bushcare Events page to find out more about the next
session. The Waterbug Blitz is a great
Citizen Science program for the whole
family to get involved with!