WaterWatch Water Quality Monitoring

Cooloola Coastcare conducts Water Quality Monitoring once every 2 months in the Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach areas.

We are currently looking for more volunteers who will be trained and mentored.

It only takes about 1 - 2 hours every 2 months.

Meet a great group of like minded people and contribute to the protection and care of our beautiful Cooloola Coast.

Click the Upcoming Events tab above for calendar of dates / sites.

Phone, text or email the Coordinator on 0478 039 322 for any queries or if you can join in local water monitoring.

Youth Water Quality Monitoring

A program of events catering for youth includes:

  • Catching and identifying macro-invertebrates are indicators of water quality.

  • Using Water Quality Meters to test acidity, temperature and conductivity.

  • Activities to understand the catchment and water cycle.

Macro invertebrates close up

Tin Can Bay School students investigate macro-invertebrates

Water Quality Gallery

Don testing water at Cooloola Cove

Randy Orwin at Searys Creek

Snapper Creek testing

Our goal is to get this equipment to add to our resources


The Catchment Story

Supported by

Environment Levy Grants

Gympie Regional Council Environment Levy (2019-20)

SEQ Water for Life (2018 -19)

Gympie Regional Council Environment Levy (2018-19)

Queensland Government Everyone's Environment Grant (2013)