|In Victoria, Waterwatch volunteers monitor over 1000 sites
statewide, with about 100 sites in the Melbourne Water area,
greatly supplementing the authorities' own monitoring sites. The
aims are stream quality management by reporting and by public
involvement and awareness.
Since its inception in June 2004, the FSCVR Waterwatch group has
actively monitored the health of Scotchmans Creek in the
vicinity of the Mount Waverley Wetlands. The group's monthly
reports are viewable below. The DSE database of all
Victorian Waterwatch sites (accessible via the Melbourne Water –
Waterwatch web page) contains our more recent data.
The FSCVR group now visits 4 sites each month and measures physical
and chemical properties, surveys the aquatic invertebrate
population, and assesses the watercourse wildlife habitat
quality. The group consists of FSCVR members and other
If you have an interest in the health of
Scotchmans Creek or are studying environmental science, you
would be welcome to contact us and arrange to participate in
the field sessions. We also welcome school groups on
special visits, usually combining their visits with information
excursions along the creeks or in Valley Reserve.
The FSCVR group is supported with training and equipment by
Melbourne Water and City of Monash.
Waterbugs and chemical analysis 22 May 2011