‘Filthy Activities’ - A Canoe Discovery Trip by the National Parks and Wildlife Service Discovery Rangers.
An easy guided paddle with the Discovery Rangers.
On the Brunswick River at Brunswick Heads.
Canoes and kayaks are a fun and easy way
to see the local marine environments
Undertake some simple health checks while on a guided canoe paddle, using 'A Wetlands/Waterways Health Check' from Waterwatch Australia
This fun activity created interest about the health of the estuary and river. It aimed to illustrate the link between land and ocean and to encourage participants to consider what steps they can start to take, to improve the health of our waterways, coastal and marine environments.
The Health Check is a four page brochure, that when completed, provides an indicator of the health of the waterway. This is a rough guide only but it is a good starting point for further work.
The Health Check segment is reprinted with permission from CSIRO Double Helix Club Magazine and the Wetlands Unit of Environment Australia. The Health Checks were part of the Seaweek'98 Education Kit. To obtain a copy ring the Wetlands Unit on 02 6274 2385.