Presentations, creek visits, and invertebrate sampling on the Watsons Creek with Dr Dan Borg and Trish Grant, Senior Aquatic Scientists from Melbourne Water
Watsons Creek is the main waterway flowing through Christmas Hills, and most of us live within its catchment.
At this event you will learn more about the geomorphology and hydrology of Watsons Creek catchment, as well as the fish and aquatic bugs that live within the creek. You will learn more about what the fish and the bugs can tell us about the health of the creek, some of the effects the 2009 bushfires have had, and what we as landholders can do to look after the health of Watsons Creek.
Starting with a presentation at Sally’s place, we drive to have a look at the creek nearby. Then we drive upstream to David and Joan’s place (“Four Winds”) at the top of Skyline Road North, where we pile into a few 4WDs to have a look at a headwater stream of the Watsons Creek. At both creek visits we will see what aquatic bugs we can find, and maybe even some fish. Then it’s back up the hill for afternoon tea at David and Joan’s.
Please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather on the day
The rough program for the day is:
2:00pm – 3:00pm Geomorphology, fish and invertebrates of Watsons Creek – presentations by Dan Borg and Trish Grant
3:00pm – 4:00pm Two site visits with invertebrate sampling – first near Scholz Road, then at Four Winds
4:00pm – 5:00pm Afternoon tea– socialising with neighbours
You are welcome to extend this invitation to others you know are interested in landcare in Christmas Hills.
Please RSVP by Friday 27th July to:
Doug (ph: 9730 2626 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org)