Testing the Waters with Water Bugs

Testing the Waters with Water Bugs

Did you know that water bugs require different water quality levels to survive? Which means – by checking out the bugs, we can test water quality!

Recently, the OzFish Noosa Chapter hit the field to undertake their first ever water bug monitoring event, focusing their attention on the bushfire affected area of Murdering Creek, one of the waterways affected by the devastating Peregian Beach bushfire.

The team of 20 OzFishers found hundreds of water bugs throughout the creek, and will use this information to review the recovery of the area after some habitat enhancements.

Water bug monitoring is a fun, family-friendly way to get involved in caring for our waterways, and you too can get involved.

Our next water bug monitoring event will be held at the Kleinschmidt Family Sports Park along the Coomera River at 9 am on the 4th of July. You can check it out here: https://ozfish.org.au/…/coomera-river-waterbug-monitoring/

These activities was made possible from the Landcare Australia Aquatic Wildlife Habitat Bushfire Program which is funded by the Australian Government’s Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery program and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing. Citizen-science monitoring of fish habitat bushfire recovery is funded by Global Giving.