River Health bursaries on offer to care for CQ creeks
APPLICATIONS are now open for the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health’s 2018 Care for Creeks Bursary.
Fitzroy Partnership for River Health executive officer Nathan Johnston is calling on schools and community groups across the Fitzroy Basin to apply now.
“The partnership produces annual report cards on the health of Fitzroy Basin waterways and our Care for Creeks Bursary offers up to $1000 of equipment and training to help schools and community groups test the health of their local waterways,” Mr Johnston said.
“The bursary prize includes a waterway monitoring kit containing a salinity meter, turbidity tube, pH test strips, water bug and fish sampling equipment, resources and guides.
“Winners of the bursary will also receive a personal training session on how to use the equipment and conduct community monitoring of local waterways.”
Data collected can then be entered into the MyWater community portal developed by the partnership.
“By entering data into this portal, results will be generated using a grading-based approach, which allows the community to compare the grade received for their local waterway to the annual report card grades for each catchment throughout the Fitzroy Basin,” Mr Johnston said.
“The partnership’s main aim is to provide a more complete picture of river health for the Fitzroy Basin and this is an opportunity for the community to be involved in realising this goal, particularly our younger generation.”
Application forms are online at riverhealth.org.au. Entries close September 21.
DATA GATHERING: Previous recipients from the Central Highlands Science Centre at their water monitoring training day on the Nogoa River.