Monday, March 30, 2020

The health and wellbeing of our community is of utmost importance and Georges Riverkeeper is closely monitoring the advice and adhering to the directives of public health agencies to help stem the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.

To address any concerns you may have regarding Coronavirus and recreational use of the Georges River, please refer to the latest information and advice provided by NSW Health:

Monday, September 26, 2022

Weed control works at Prospect Creek are going very well with contractors expected to finish treating the Balloon Vine by the start of October 2022.

The contractors have done a thorough job over the year treating this invasive, climbing weed that smothers canopy species like Casuarinas. A number of methods, including ‘skirting’ of the larger climbing plants, and scraping and painting the stems that lead to the roots, spraying a selective herbicide for ground layer weeds in areas away from the creek, and hand removing the smaller individuals, have been used to treat the weeds.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Georges Riverkeeper is helping to improve the roosting opportunities for shorebirds in key areas.
Monday, September 19, 2022

With higher-than-average rainfall predicted for Sydney and much of NSW over the next few months, developers and builders are urged to install and maintain best-practice erosion and sediment controls on their sites to prevent runoff from polluting local waterways.

Forecasts from the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology show a high chance (greater than 80%) of above median August to October rainfall for much of the eastern two-thirds of the mainland.1

Monday, August 22, 2022

Students are taking their anti-littering messages to the street as part of the ‘Zero Litter in Georges River’ program developed by Georges Riverkeeper with funding from the Australian Government.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

The Georges Riverkeeper Committee met in August 2022 at the Bayside Council Library in Rockdale, hosted by Bayside Council, where there was great discussions and an in-depth delivery of the Georges Riverkeeper Programs.

The committee received three presentations about the following:

Friday, August 5, 2022

'Zero Litter in Georges River' is something you’re going to be hearing a lot of in coming months as we roll out the schools and community education component of the 'Improving the Health of the Georges River: Zero Litter in Georges River' project thanks to grant funding from the Australian Government.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Georges Riverkeeper Group met in July 2022 and this was the first Executive Meeting attended by Scott Reyes in the role as the new Program Manager. Highlight discussions included:

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Annually, we conduct AUSMAP sampling along the Georges River foreshore to see what areas are the most contaminated with microplastics. What is AUSMAP? It's a national citizen science project called the Australian Microplastic Assessment Project.