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Clean Waterways Funding Keeps Educating for Our Future

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Another generation of Wheatbelt land managers stretched their legs at Boshack Outback in Bolgart this week to learn about the impacts of water quality on aquatic macroinvertebrates in the very special Wattening spring complex of wetlands.

The entire Bolgart Primary School spent the day sampling the lake waters at Boshack in an enthusiastic whirlwind of discovery and adventure guided by staff from Wheatbelt NRM and macroinvertebrate experts from EcoAction.

The students discovered that the lake supported a moderately healthy array of organisms, typical of a waterbody that has experienced change in hydrology and ecology due to historical land use changes. The aquatic macroinvertebrates found were dominated by the south-west glass shrimp.

Wheatbelt NRM is grateful to the staff at Boshack for supporting this excursion and allowing us to spend a very enjoyable day together learning about aquatic habitats, the organisms they support and what they can tell us about the state of the environment.

Wheatbelt NRM was excited to be able to deliver this workshop through funding from the State Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

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