The first ever report card on one of Tasmania’s most loved and used waterways, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon Estuary waterway, has been released today, 2nd March 2016. This report card will focus on water quality and sediment health, pollution types and sources, swimming and seafood safety, coastal and marine habitats, and climate.
The Report Card has been prepared by the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration in the interest of maintaining the diversity and improving the condition of the waterway.
Over the last year, the team have worked with consultants to bring together information from various scientific monitoring programs to build on the 2012 ‘State of the Waterway’ report, which was prepared for the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and lower Huon Estuary.
UTas Dive Club and the Sustainable Living in Kingborough "Marina Debria" project recently cleaned up the waterway at Gordon Jetty. They will be joining TasWater and the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration on 2nd April to clean up the Bruny Island coastline at Alonnah.
Cleaning up the Channel
A major coastal clean up is planned at Alonnah on Bruny Island on Saturday the 2nd of April, 2016 from 10am – 1pm, followed by a BBQ.
The marine debris clean up is being co-organised through the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration and Sustainable Living in Kingborough’s “Marina Debria” program.
The aim is to engage local organisations, groups and volunteers and to make a real difference to our waterway by removing waste from the Bruny Island coastline between Alonnah and Simpson Bay. If successful, the Collaboration hopes to repeat the program annually at locations across the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon coast.
A number of other organisations are already involved, including the University of Tasmania Dive Club, Bruny Island Boat club, Tassal, and Conservation Volunteers Australia.
Volunteers must register to participate on the day.
Contact the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration Coordinator, Nepelle Crane, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.