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:
Builders and home renovators are being urged to stop run-off from their building sites polluting waterways and green spaces that Sydneysiders increasingly rely on for recreation and enjoyment.
A survey conducted by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in 20201 showed that 45 per cent of respondents spent more time in public spaces since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey also found that 71 per cent of respondents appreciated local parks more.
Georges Riverkeeper wishes to thank the 86 community volunteers who removed an estimated 267 kilograms of rubbish during the recent Georges River Paddle Against Plastic event on Saturday 17 April.
Georges Riverkeeper Chairman, Councillor Adrian Wong said, “Congratulations and thank you to the community volunteers from across Sydney who gave up their time and came out in kayaks and on foot to rid the river of rubbish.”
Would you like to lend a helping hand to keep our ocean and waterways clean? Literally.
Join Conservation Volunteers Australia at Plane Spotting Beach, Mascot, on April 11, 2021, for their #SeaToSource Day of Action. By joining us for a day of beach clean-ups, you’ll be contributing to a lifetime of change for our oceans. Plus, you’ll be joining a nationwide community of people choosing to be part of the solution.
We are pleased to announce that Beth Salt, Georges Riverkeeper Program Manager returned from maternity leave earlier this year after welcoming a baby boy just over 12 months ago. A dynamic leader, she is looking forward working with our member councils to implement the final year of the Georges Riverkeeper 2018-2022 Strategic Plan while planning for the subsequent four years.
It's been extremely soggy recently on the Georges River, but that didn’t stop Ocean Crusaders from getting out and tackling some of the plastic debris polluting the river.
With funding assistance from Georges Riverkeeper, City Canterbury Bankstown, Liverpool City Council, and Fairfield City Council, Ocean Crusaders undertook four massive days of hardcore cleaning along the river. A big thanks to the volunteers that braved the weather to come out to assist.
Marion Huxley has over 17 years’ experience in ecology, during which time she has developed a wide range of skills. She identified a range of macroinvertebrates, fish and frog species. She has undertaken field surveys including assessments of land use, riparian flora, and aquatic flora and fauna. During her studies and career she has gained a good understanding of scientific design and data collection.
We've recieved an abundance of emails about different webinars that are happening. Here's a list of what's coming up. All of the webinars are free, except for the mosquito management plan webinar from Sydney Olympic Park Authority. We hope you find this helpful.
Stormwater NSW - Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management Webinar
Georges Riverkeeper have recently published a paper in Regional Studies in Marine Science titled, “A review of the ‘natural’ ecological features of waterways in the Botany Bay catchment, in southern Sydney, Australia”.