We need your help
We’re calling on the local community to help keep a watchful eye on the health of waterways in the upper Coliban catchment
The Upper Coliban is one of the most important catchments in north central Victoria. The area supplies drinking water for more than 130,000 people and is a key asset for the region.
Historical land management practices have resulted in extensive loss of riverside vegetation, which impacts water quality and river health. The Healthy Coliban Catchment project will improve this with fencing, off-stream stock watering, revegetation and weed control.
We can’t do it alone
Community involvement is vital to the success of the project.
We’re starting a citizen science program to help build people’s knowledge of waterway health. Training will be provided so participants can collect data that will be used in an annual River Health Report to demonstrate how restoration works are transforming the catchment.
We provide training, a test kit and support.
No experience necessary - it’s easier than you think!
Community members can become citizen scientists by helping monitor water quality and waterbugs at selected sites.