The North Central Waterwatch Program aims to increase the knowledge and skills of community, supporting them to become custodians of local waterways.
We love to empower individuals to contribute to natural resource management in the north central region. The North Central Waterwatch program aims to engage in people to participate in river and wetland health monitoring activities.
North Central Waterwatch works with local volunteers so they have the knowledge and skills required to collect valuable information about the ecological health of the waterways in regional Victoria.
Citizen Science Programs
Understanding and reporting on the condition of our waterways is important for guiding waterway management decisions and demonstrating management outcomes.
Each year the Waterwatch Victoria hosts Saltwatch Week. Community and schools from all over Victoria can learn about the effects of salinity on waterways in their local catchment by collecting local water samples and testing with a salinity metre to determine salt content.
Schools play an important role in delivering sustainable messages to our future generations.
Our region is packed with an abundance of diverse natural attractions, from forested national parks to waterfalls, gorges, slow meandering waterways and wetlands of international significance. Our backyard is home to a teeming assortment of flora and fauna, some of which are found no where else.
When using dip nets to sample macroinvertebrates a fish or two are often discovered in the sample.
Platypus and Water Rats
Platypus and Water Rats are two of the more iconic native species that live in our local waterways.
There's a lot going on in the Waterwatch space. Here's a snapshot to help you keep up with it all.