Wednesday, March 23, 2022

David Reid (Georges Riverkeeper) has co-authored an article entitled, "Metal(loid) accumulation in the leaves of the grey mangrove (Avicennia marina): Assessment of robust sampling requirements and potential use as a bioindicator" which has been recently published by Elsevier in Environmental Research.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Researchers have found very limited evidence of strategic planning in relation to the placement of WSUD in the Georges River catchment, and that a more systematic approach is needed.
Monday, March 21, 2022

Everyone with a lawn will understand how quickly plants are growing at the moment and weeds are no exception. Despite this, the contractors at Prospect Creek Fish Habitat Action Grant site during March have done a great job at treating the invasive balloon vine between rainy days. The entire site has now had a primary treatment with secondary treatments underway. Unexpectedly, recent flooding seems to have knocked around the re-sprouting Balloon Vine with new leaves wilting under a layer of fine silt; time will tell if this has been an effective natural control method.

Thursday, March 10, 2022
The Georges Riverkeeper Executive met in March 2022. It was the last Executive Group meeting before our AGM for 2021, which is scheduled for 31 March 2022.
Monday, February 7, 2022

Fifty-eight tonnes! That’s the amount of litter removed from the catchment through Georges Riverkeeper’s partnership with Corrective Services NSW and local member councils in 2020-21. It's the equivalent of preventing 17 full garbage trucks of litter  from causing further damage across the river. The number of beaches, parks, mangroves and creek-lines where litter is removed through this program has increased, to 234, as has the number of buses going out to conduct this important community service work.

Thursday, February 3, 2022
The Georges Riverkeeper Executive Group met for the first time since the local government Council elections in December 2021.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Bring your kayak, SUP or canoe, and help Georges Riverkeeper to clean up Scarborough Ponds and Tonbridge Creek which is an important fish nursery for the Georges River.

  • Date: Saturday 4 March 2023
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Thursday, December 16, 2021

As the construction industry picks up the pace following the recent COVID-19 lockdown and rainfall surge, results from the November Get the Site Right inspection blitz show that more effort is needed by builders and developers to improve erosion and sediment controls on their sites.

Seventeen councils across Sydney and the Hunter Coast took part in the week-long education and compliance campaign with officers inspecting almost 500 residential and commercial sites.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

After some delays, due to Covid-19 and the wet weather, water quality monitoring for spring/summer 2021 is underway.

The monitoring started in the upper catchment of the Georges River. We have been sampling in the Fairfield and Canterbury-Bankstown Local Governement Areas.

At Cabramatta Creek locals warned us about "Fred", the red bellied black snake that lives on the bank but it was the eel slithering past Marion that made her yelp!