Thursday, November 7, 2019

Volunteers are revegetating Chipping Norton Lake to feed fish in the Georges River.

Thousands of baby Sporobolus plants have been planted along the southern foreshore of Chipping Norton Lake by Conservation Volunteers Australia, with the help of Georges Riverkeeper and Liverpool City Council.

Friday, November 1, 2019

With the help of Georges Riverkeeper and Fairfield City Council, Conservation Volunteers Australia volunteers have begun revegetating Chipping Norton Lakes in the Georges River catchment with over 12,000 Sporobolus virginicus seedlings.

Haven’t heard of S.virginicus? Its common names include Sand Couch, Salt Couch and Saltwater Couch. But whatever you call it, it’s an incredibly important plant species found in intertidal areas.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sydney wastes most of its rainwater and pouring this valuable resource down the drain must stop, says Georges Riverkeeper on its 40th anniversary.

Even during drought, billions of litres of stormwater rush off the concrete streets each year, flowing into storm drains and emptying, untreated, into our creeks, rivers and oceans.

Not only is it a waste of water, but it carries pollution and contaminants, such as pesticides, asphalt, road chemicals, grease, oil, and human and animal waste, that are harmful to people, wildlife and our waterways.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Georges Riverkeeper, one of Australia’s longest running catchment management organisations is celebrating its 40th anniversary of protecting and enhancing the Georges River waterways in south Sydney.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Georges Riverkeeper has initiated the transition of the Georges River Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) to a Coastal Management Program (CMP), as required by the NSW Government’s new Coastal Management Framework.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Tonbridge Creek at Ramsgate is, after Towra Point Aquatic Reserve, the second most important fish nursery in the river.

With the help of Georges Riverkeeper and Bayside Council, Conservation Volunteers Australia volunteers have been revegetating Tonbridge Creek with over 7,500 Sporobolus virginicus seedlings.

Sporobolus is a key source of habitat and food, supporting a wide range of species, like algae, snails, crabs and fish.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hundreds of building sites across Sydney and the Central Coast will be inspected on 15 October as part of a blitz to protect local waterways from run-off.

The campaign targets erosion and sediment control on building and construction sites and highlights the impact of sediment laden runoff on our waterways.

The blitz aims to build on the improvements achieved in the month-long campaign held in May when more than 1,110 building sites were inspected by 19 Councils, NSW Environment Protection Authority and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment officers.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

With the help of Georges Riverkeeper and City of Canterbury Bankstown, Conservation Volunteers Australia volunteers braved the rain to begin revegetating at Little Salt Pan Creek in the Georges River catchment with over 3,000 Sporobolus virginicus seedlings.

Haven’t heard of S.virginicus? Its common names include Sand Couch, Salt Couch and Saltwater Couch. But whatever you call it, it’s an incredibly important plant species found in intertidal areas.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

There is now an interactive map to show you where to walk, cycle, swim, fish and boat along the Georges River, and you’re invited to contribute your favourite walks and lookouts.

Georges Riverkeeper Chairman, Geoff Shelton, said: “The Georges River is over 100 km long so it can be difficult to know where the best spots are to enjoy the river.”

"The digital map is an easy way to find cycle tracks, nature walks, swimming spots and other facilities such as playgrounds and toilets, as well as finding out more about the vegetation and geography of the river,” he added.