THE BARWON HEADS AND OCEAN GROVE COMMUNITY WILL PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN PROTECTING THE BARWON ESTUARY

The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) is excited to announce it is re launching ‘The Barwon Estuary Monitoring Project’. The re launch comes as a result of strong community interest in establishing a public health driven, water quality monitoring program for the Barwon River estuary.

The project will involve water quality testing at eight monitoring sites in the Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove area. The aim will be for volunteers to collect water quality results, that support finding answers into the health of the Barwon Estuary.

Volunteers will be trained as citizen scientists and will play a key role in monitoring water quality and educating their community about public health impacts.

The CCMA is inviting Interested community members to register their interest in participating via the EstuaryWatch website: https://bit.ly/3uGN4CN.

CCMA’s Regional Citizen Science Project Officer, Deirdre Murphy said, “Community volunteers will be able to learn about the recreational water quality of the Barwon River estuary. They will gain new skills, be part of a team and collaborate in this unique project”.

“We are looking forward to working closely with the community in this exciting re launch of the Barwon Estuary Monitoring Project,” said Mrs. Murphy  

Barwon Heads Association Vice-President, John Nolan said “The Barwon Heads Association is delighted that the Barwon Estuary Monitoring Project is about to enter its second phase and thanks the Victorian Government for supporting the project and the Corangamite CMA for its facilitation”

“This project is important to the Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove community. It will help us gain a better understanding of the health of the estuary”, said Mr. Nolan

The Barwon Estuary Monitoring Project is delivered in partnership with the community and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority.