WaterWatch

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 Treasurer@cooloolacoastcare.org.au 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

Our underwater drone can go where our volunteers cannot.

Don Rhinehart rigging the new drone for testing & training purposes 2022.

Jess Dean, MRCCC, leading WaterWatch training 2022.

Don testing water at Cooloola Cove

Randy Orwin at Searys Creek

Snapper Creek testing

WaterWatch volunteers in the field.

Sites

The Catchment Story

Supported by

Gympie Regional Council Community Grant - Environment (2021-22)

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)