Improving water quality and habitat value
within Cooma Creeks
The Cooma Creeks run right through the middle of Cooma. These small, modified and pretty unassuming little creeks are actually an amazing haven for biodiversity. Frogs, water rats, platypus and water birds such as ducks and swamp hens have all been sighted along the creek within town.
The Snowy Monaro Regional Council has been funded by the NSW Environmental Trust to improve the Cooma and Cooma Back Creeks within the township of Cooma. Council will use the funding to control woody weeds such as willows, stabilise a streambank erosion site and revegetate specific sites along the creeks with native plants to improve habitat and protect biodiversity.
Cooma Waterwatch will support the project by raising awareness about the health of the creek. Waterwatch volunteers will contribute by monitoring water quality, frogs and platypus. Waterwatch and Council also team up to host the annual Keep Cooma Creek Clean Day (Cooma’s Clean Up Australia Day event).
Both Council and Waterwatch encourage people to have input into the project and to help look after the creeks in the future. Ways to get involved includes litter clean-ups, planting days, giving project feedback and having input into future activities.
Find out more: ‘Improving Cooma Creeks’ Project Information Session
1 December 2016, 5:30pm, Southern Cloud Memorial Park, Sharp St (near the Showground). This session will be held at one of the project site.