Monday, February 3, 2020

Seeking paddlers and walkers to help Clean Up Salt Pan Creek on the Georges River.

Date: Sunday, March 8, 10 am to 1 pm
Place: Salt Pan Creek Boat Ramp, at the end of Clarendon Rd, Peakhurst, 2210.

This is a Clean Up Australia Day event that incorporates a Paddle Against Plastic with Ocean Crusaders, so bring your kayak, SUP or canoe and help us clean up.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Georges Riverkeeper’s partnership with universities is helping to improve our knowledge about the effects of urbanisation on complex aquatic ecosystems such as the Georges River and determine best practice in mitigating the impacts.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
At the end of 2019, during the very smoky conditions in Sydney, Dr. Dave Reid and Rob Dixon from Georges Riverkeeper completed the spring season of surveying streams across the Georges River, monitoring 35 freshwater sites and 17 estuarine sites across the catchment. Water quality was monitored at all sites, with water bugs also sampled at the freshwater sites. The results of the tests will be used to inform the grading in The State of the Georges River Report Card, to be produced by November 2020 and distributed at the Annual General Meeting to member Councils and other stakeholders.
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Georges Riverkeeper Annual Report 2018/19 shows we achieved a lot for the river in the last financial year. It has been the first year that we have implemented the Georges Riverkeeper Strategic Plant 2018-2022. Outcomes have aligned with five strategic focuses: Catchment Action Program (litter removal and bush regeneration), River Health Monitoring Program, Stormwater Program, Research Program, and Education & Capacity Building Program.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Ongoing education and enforcement of sediment controls on building sites are key to preventing runoff from entering our local waterways, according to results from the latest Get the Site Right campaign.

Nineteen councils across Sydney and Lake Macquarie and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) took part in a one-day blitz in October, with officers inspecting more than 400 building and construction sites for sediment and runoff controls.

Friday, November 22, 2019

We’re pleased to announce the re-election of the Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group, following the Annual General Meeting.

Chairperson, Councillor Geoff Shelton from Liverpool City Council (pictured on the right in the photo), was re-elected. As was Vice Chairperson, Councillor Peter Scaysbrook from Sutherland Shire Council (pictured on the left), and Treasurer, Councillor Adrian Wong from Fairfield City Council (pictured in the middle).

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Over 1,500 baby Sporobolus plants have been planted in the Oyster Bay saltmarsh by Conservation Volunteers Australia, with the help of Georges Riverkeeper and Sutherland Shire Council.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Georges River is one of the major water catchments in the Greater Sydney Region. While we’re experiencing less rain at the moment, the river does have a history of flooding.

Being home to 1.4 million of Sydney’s residents over 950km2, and with an expected increase in population as growth and development increases over the coming years, it’s vital to know the catchment area’s flooding risk and how to mitigate it.

The Georges Riverkeeper Floodplain Risk Management Subcommittee was formed in mid-2018 by Georges Riverkeeper and the eight local Councils along the river.

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Rehabilitation of Oyster Creek Gully Habitat corridor has progressed well during the first stage of the NSW Environment Trust funded project.