River to the Bay, Creating Healthy Waterways (3023)
Yarra Ranges Council
Project duration: 2017-2020
Location: Yarra Ranges (Yarra River and Dandenong Creek) (Warburton, Healesville and Dandenong Ranges)
The project involves addressing pollution, including litter, sediment run off and septic discharge, at its source. The program will enable behaviour change through education, active community engagement and initiatives reducing the need for pollutants. Assessment of waterway health, via water quality and pollutant trap monitoring, will inform practical and realistic treatment and maintenance systems and ensure the ongoing the effectiveness.