River Monitoring Field Day on the Edward/Kolety River

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop/course/forumCommunity

Description

As part of the Edward/Kolety-Wakool Flow-MER program we organise events and activities to communicate the findings and provide local people an opportunity to be involved in the monitoring and research.
A field day was held on Saturday 14th December 2019 at Werai Forest to give the local community an opportunity to see how monitoring is done, learn about the findings and share their experiences and knowledge. It was a beautiful sunny day and 40 people attended including Indigenous Elders and their families, members of the Edward-Wakool Angling Association and their families, local landholders, and staff from Charles Sturt University, La Trobe University, NSW DPIE, and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office.
The day went very well and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves. The turtle research team set a turtle net but unfortunately didn’t catch a turtle. The Edward/Kolety fish research team set some drift nets and caught a few fish larvae, and microscopes were available for viewing a selection of fish larvae and bugs. There was lots of great conversations and sharing of ideas and knowledge.
In 2020 other community events are planned for Barham, Wakool and Moulamein, and these will be organised in collaboration with Western Murray Land Improvement Group and other community organisations.
Period14 Dec 2019
Event typeWorkshop
LocationDeniliquin, Australia, New South Wales
Degree of RecognitionLocal

Keywords

  • environmental water
  • monitoring
  • tutles
  • fish
  • community
  • First Nations