The Regional Victoria Zinc Mapping citizen science project studies emergent contaminants in regional Victorian waterways. 

Zinc is a mineral found in the natural environment. The level found in a waterway shows how much stormwater pollution is also present in the water.

Citizen scientists work with EPA and RMIT University to study zinc levels in sediment in ten Victorian waterways. This helps us know more about the level of stormwater pollution – including pesticides – in the waterways. People use pesticides to kill pests such as rats and weeds. 

EPA also partners on this project with: 

How to become a citizen scientist

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

Find out more about our citizen science program

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About citizen science

Our citizen science projects 

Reviewed 21 August 2020