Understanding more about what is in our water!
Stream walks are open to all and look to engage local communities to explore what is in our waterways and identify opportunities for improvement. Participants will be able to undertake a facilitated walk from the mountains to the sea. During each stream walk a SHMAK kit will be used, complete a Rapid Habitat Assessment, check out some macro invertebrate monitoring, riparian condition assessment methods and a chance to see an eDNA test in use.
This will allow landholders to identify areas of good water way management and areas where there is a room for improvement.
Increasing public and community knowledge of ecosystem health, biodiversity and much more.
Further, the ACE project is building awareness and engagement within the urban and rural communities to help understand, identify and own any water quality issues. To help this, additional water quality and habitat data is going to be collected (in addition to what the regional council is collecting). Results will be shared with the community along with developing an understand of how land management can influence the results.
News from the Stream Walks
ACE Idea to improve Southland water
ACE Stream walks building environmental knowledge and community pride