The Caring for Waterhole Creek project saw Latrobe Valley citizen scientists help protect Waterhole Creek catchment’s water quality. 

Citizen scientists used local knowledge to help EPA and West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA) co-design the project. 

For a year, citizen scientists did tests at ten sites. The results put in place vital baseline water quality data for the Waterhole Creek catchment. 

The data allows EPA to: 

  • better understand the size and potential sources of any future water quality issues 
  • support current and future management and regulatory practices. 

Waterhole Creek citizen science project - case study (publication 1697) has more about the project. 

The project is now complete. 

How to become a citizen scientist

Contact our Statewide Citizen Science Program Coordinator to find out how to become a citizen scientist. 

The Latrobe Valley Caring for Waterhole Creek project is complete. You can choose another citizen science project to join. 

Find out more about our citizen science program

Our citizen science program 

About citizen science 

Our citizen science projects 

Reviewed 29 April 2021