We are pleased to announce that Pete Ryan commenced as Georges Riverkeeper Program Manager in March 2020, replacing Beth Salt, who is currently on maternity leave.
Pete looks forward to working cooperatively with the Riverkeeper team, Executive, Member Councils, and government and community representatives to improve the health of the Georges River and catchment areas.
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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.
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.
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.
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 2019, with officers inspecting more than 400 building and construction sites for sediment and runoff controls.
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).
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.