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EstuaryWatch Victoria

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About EstuaryWatch

EstuaryWatch is a citizen science program for monitoring estuary health.

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Find out what estuary health data, photos and observations are being collected on your local estuary.

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What is an estuary?

Estuaries are semi-enclosed bodies of water where salt water from the sea mixes with freshwater flowing from the land.

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Monitoring

EstuaryWatch monitors water quality, estuary entrance condition, and estuary events.

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Data Portal

Explore the EstuaryWatch database here.

Data portal

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Gallery

View photos contributed by community members passionate about their local waterway.

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Citizen Science events

The EstuaryWatch and Waterwatch programs host community events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s on near you.

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Join EstuaryWatch

There are 18 active EstuaryWatch groups across Victoria. Click here to find out more about your local group

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EstuaryWatch News

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Subscribe to EstuaryWatch news here.

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Events calendar

The EstuaryWatch and Waterwatch programs host community events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s on near you.

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Annual Reports

Each year EstuaryWatch Victoria and its sister program Waterwatch produce an Annual Achievements Report. Access the reports here.

Annual Reports

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Publications

Access EstuaryWatch factsheets, reports, monitoring manual and other resources here.

Publications

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Useful links

Links to our partners and other useful information on estuaries here.

Links

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Understanding Estuary Health

Interpreting Estuary Health Data, EstuaryWatch Victoria is a guide to understanding how estuarine health is determined.

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Teacher’s guide to Victorian estuaries

The Exploring Estuaries guide provides teachers and educators with a number of fun lesson plans linked to the Australian Curriculum.

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