Melbourne Water

Saturday, 11 March 2023 - 2:00pm
Edendale Community Environment Farm 30 Gastons Road Eltham
Wurundjeri Country

Melbourne Water are seeking environmental volunteers to help survey the waterbugs of Diamond creek. Macroinvertebrates (or waterbugs) are very important for the health of the our waterways. They are a key part of the food chain for animals such as the platypus, and can tell us a lot about the health of the ecosystem. You will learn how to collect and identifying live macroinvertebrates using the Agreed Level Taxonomy (ALT) process. Data collected will contribute to Melbourne Water's citizen science waterbug monitoring program and biodiversity records.

- If you have a smart phone, please bring it along with The Waterbug App downloaded & signed in – free on Google Play or iTunes App Store

- Children are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult.

- Please wear enclosed flat-soled shoes, long pants and clothing appropriate to the weather.

- BYO lunch and water.

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