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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The trusty (and slightly rusty) Georges Riverkeeper boat has shown her utility over the past few months. We have been out on the water regularly assisting Member Councils with a number of jobs along the river.

From the freshwater to the mouth, here are a few of the adventures we've had.

We helped Liverpool and Campbelltown City Councils reattach their aquatic weed booms which were thrown up into the trees by earlier flooding.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Corrective Services NSW offenders and their supervisors have been doing a really good job removing litter throughout the catchment. We'll release the full year statistics in July 2022, but here's a quick look at recent clean ups.

Industrial areas often see the worst of the littering and illegal dumping. Fortunately, the teams have been on-hand before any more of this litter can be blown or washed into nearby creeks. Approximately 60 bags of litter were collected in one day, in one street, alone.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Come and learn how microplastics are measured in the environment, learn the scientific methods used and how you can help reduce microplastics.

You'll learn how mircoplastics are effecting our environment, looking specifically at the Fairfield shorelines.

Saturday, 25 June 2022 | 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cutler Road Reserve, 41 Cutler Road, Lansvale 2166.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The main purpose of the grant at Prospect Creek has been to remove Balloon Vine (Cardiospermum grandiflorum) which was taking over the riparian canopy in a number of places along the creek within Mirambeena Regional Park.

The growth of Balloon Vine has reduced coming into winter so instead we have been focusing on the revegetation part of the project.

Monday, June 20, 2022

This Scott's first week in the job, but we're confident that his background in environmental science, thorough knowledge of catchment issues and many years of experience on the Georges Riverkeeper Committee will equip him well for the role.

Scott will be blending his local government experience and knowledge in natural resources and catchment management and working collaboratively with the Georges Riverkeeper team and all representatives in driving and achieving the vision of a healthier, liveable Georges River and catchment for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

It's all systems go! We're pleased to report that after important meetings on Thursday 16 June, 2022, to decide the future direction of our organisation and activities, the following has been approved:

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Georges River Catchment Coastal Management Program (CMP) Scoping Study is complete.

The scoping study is Stage 1 of the development of the CMP which is a long-term strategy for managing the coastal zone which takes into account historical events, current conditions, and future trends including population growth, environmental conditions, and climate change.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society (OFF) announced the sad news of Sharyn Andersen's (Cullis) passing on Friday 10 June, 2022.

Sharyn was a long-time community representative on the Georges Riverkeeper Committee, and long-time OFF member, principal of the Georges River Environmental Education Centre, and founder of Georges River Environmental Alliance.

She was recently acknowledged on the Georges Riverkeeper Honour Board.