Nick Romanowski - Freshwater ecology workshop on December 8th

We now have a team testing and monitoring the Barham River water quality.

Paradise water testing

SOLN members meeting at Paradise for water testing training

As an additonal resource there will be a workshop

Time: 9am-2pm (8.30am registrations)
When: Friday, 8 December 2006
Where: Barwon Downs Hall, 1576 Birregurra-Forrest Road
Cost: FREE (Tea & Coffee plus lunch provided)

Presenter is Nick Romanowski, Freshwater and wetland ecologist and Dragonfly Aquatics nursery. This will be a practical workshop with freshwater sampling exercise catching freshwater crayfish, shrimps etc. It wil cover:

  • The role of invertebrates as indicators of river health
  • An awareness of general river health issues, native fish species and their habitat requirements found in the Otways.
  • The impact of introduced species such as redfin, trout & gambusia and also weeds.
  • Principles of waterway ecology & management
  • What links exist between streamside and submerged vegetation and the health of the native fish populations?

Please register by Wednesday 6th December for catering purposes. Register to John Rees, Greening Australia Victoria Inc. ph: 52 316 913, Fax 03 52 316 912 or by e-mail at:

You can also download a flyer [Word 290KB] EcologyofOtwayStreams.doc

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