River Health Workshop - Garden Island Creek

During this workshop, you will: 

  • Learn how to test water quality and identify waterbugs with John Gooderham, Simon Roberts, and Chris Bobbi
  • Learn how to start a Waterwatch group
  • Learn how to restore local waterways sensitively
  • Learn about Landcare issues in your local catchment
  • Meet local likeminded people and Landcare groups
  • Get excited about citizen science and what you can do


Before coming to the workshop, please download The Waterbug App (free, Android and ios-Apple) and register. You can download it from Google Play, the App Store, or www.thewaterbugapp.com


Please carpool to this event if you can! 



Workshop Plan:

  • Park at Site 2 - Comraich Property, 6150 Channel Hwy, Garden Island Creek
  • Make our way to Site 1 - Flat Rock, upstream of Comraich, adjacent to State Forest. A representative from SETAC will acknowledge the country we are on and talk a bit about its significance as a women's area. We will learn to test for water quality and identify waterbugs.
  • Make our way to Site 2 - Comraich, adjacent to the Channel Hwy and near the mouth of the Creek. 
  • We will be given a walk and talk by Landcare Tasmania CEO Peter Stronach focussing on how to restore riparian areas sensitively.
  • We will then have lunch, provided by Mountain River-based restaurant, My Slice of Pie.
  • We will again test water quality and identify waterbugs at Site 2, seeing if there are any changes in what we see while we are downstream and why that might be. 
  • To finish up the workshop, we will learn how to start and run a Waterwatch Group from Simon Roberts. 
June 18, 2022 at 10:30am - 3pm
6150 Channel Hwy, Garden Island Creek
6150 Channel Hwy
Garden Island Creek, TAS 7112
Google map and directions
Evie Drinnan · · 0362347117

Will you come?