Noosa River

The name Noosa is believed to mean "Shady Place", an Aboriginal term.

The Noosa River flows predominantly north to south, beginning in the Como Escarpment, passing through the western basin to meet Teewah Creek before flowing south across the Noosa Plain. It then flows between Lakes Como and Cooloola before entering Lake Fig Tree and Lake Cootharaba, continuing to Lake Cooroibah and Lake Weyba and finally enters the South Pacific Ocean at Laguna Bay.

The Noosa River, some 60 km long, is the major drainage element contained within the Noosa River Catchment and the Great Sandy National Park. Source: NICA

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Written by Mangrove Hub Wednesday, 31 August 2011 10:26

Noosa Integrated Catchment Assoc (NICA) River Mangrove Watchers enjoy a day on the river while recording important scientific data.

Dr Norm Duke and Jock MacKenzie from the Mangrove Watch program, initiated at the University of Qld, visited the Noosa River Mangrove Watch volunteers from Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA) on Thursday 18th August.

Mangrove Watch Noosa style Mangrove Watch Noosa style

The NICA volunteers are just regular ‘joe public’- an unlikely mix of generations and professions who share the common interest of looking after the Noosa River.

The volunteers are filming 100km of the Noosa River banks to gather baseline data for the UQ scientists for analysis. Upon final analysis, the scientific team at the Mangrove Watch Hub will present the Noosa River “State of the Mangroves” Report Card, expected by March 2012.

Mangrove Watch Noosa style Mangrove Watch Noosa style

The morning kicked off with review of footage to date and general discussion, followed by morning tea on the deck of the Noosa Marina. 10 participants then boarded the eco-friendly solar powered electric pontoon on a voyage to John’s Landing, gathering further footage of shorebank mangroves, wildlife and human impacts.

After lunch at one of the cafes at the marina, the film and other vital data were downloaded at the NICA office before Duke and MacKenzie were shown points of interest in regards to mangrove health around the Noosa Catchment. This included unique bridge design that has been applied in the catchment so as not to impede the natural hydrology of Noosa wetlands.

If you would like to join the Mangrove Watch team, contact NICA This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ph. 54499650; 0417554905

 

Nica

Written by Mangrove Hub Wednesday, 31 August 2011 10:26

Noosa Integrated Catchment Assoc (NICA) River Mangrove Watchers enjoy a day on the river while recording important scientific data.

Dr Norm Duke and Jock MacKenzie from the Mangrove Watch program, initiated at the University of Qld, visited the Noosa River Mangrove Watch volunteers from Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA) on Thursday 18th August.

Mangrove Watch Noosa style Mangrove Watch Noosa style

The NICA volunteers are just regular ‘joe public’- an unlikely mix of generations and professions who share the common interest of looking after the Noosa River.

The volunteers are filming 100km of the Noosa River banks to gather baseline data for the UQ scientists for analysis. Upon final analysis, the scientific team at the Mangrove Watch Hub will present the Noosa River “State of the Mangroves” Report Card, expected by March 2012.

Mangrove Watch Noosa style Mangrove Watch Noosa style

The morning kicked off with review of footage to date and general discussion, followed by morning tea on the deck of the Noosa Marina. 10 participants then boarded the eco-friendly solar powered electric pontoon on a voyage to John’s Landing, gathering further footage of shorebank mangroves, wildlife and human impacts.

After lunch at one of the cafes at the marina, the film and other vital data were downloaded at the NICA office before Duke and MacKenzie were shown points of interest in regards to mangrove health around the Noosa Catchment. This included unique bridge design that has been applied in the catchment so as not to impede the natural hydrology of Noosa wetlands.

If you would like to join the Mangrove Watch team, contact NICA This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ph. 54499650; 0417554905

 

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