Fitzroy Waterwatch

Are you interested in the environment and want to do something to help?

Waterwatch is a network of citizen scientists monitoring waterways in the Fitzroy Basin. We’re part of a nation-wide effort to understand, and care for waterway ecosystems.

Take science and conservation into your own hands, learn how to monitor ecosystem health using chemistry, biology, and ecology, from our rivers to the reef.

By helping us collect data across the Fitzroy Basin you’re helping build knowledge in the scientific world and out in the community and protect ecosystems.

To check out what Waterwatchers have been up to and learn how you can join, keep scrolling!


Want to join the program or find out what’s on? Leave us your details and we’ll be in touch. Follow us on socials to keep up to date!

Fitzroy Waterwatch Stories 


Partnership Resources 

Fitzroy Partnership for River Health is proud of its work in providing a more complete picture of river health in the Fitzroy Basin. We not only work with our valued Partners but also engage with the community to foster greater awareness of waterway health. We have a Mindi the Barramundi Mascot and new Maisy the Mayfly large-scale board game to support the community in waterway health awareness. If you have a use for these resources at your school or next community event, please get in touch at leigh.stitz@riverhealth.org.au

Caveats for use 

The results displayed above are based on data that has been collected by enthusiastic and dedicated members of the community. The MyWater portal and associated results are provided for educational and awareness raising purposes. No quality control measures have been applied to the data. As such the data is not fit for use beyond this stated purpose. There is no training requirement for community members or groups to enter data to the MyWater portal. Community members or groups using this site and conducting associated waterway testing do so at their own risk. As such, community members and groups must ensure they have appropriate levels of insurance and conduct activities according to their own risk and workplace health and safety procedures.

If in doubt, don’t test your local waterways!

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