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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1   Link   A Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia
Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage & Arts has several initiatives supporting mangrove and tidal wetland conservation and management.
A Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia, 2001 produced by Environment Australia.
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2   Link   WetlandCare Australia
WetlandCare Australia has a mission to support the community in the protection and repair of Australia's wetlands.
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3   Link   WWF Wetland Watch
WWF Wetland Watch project is aimed at enhancing the sustainable management and conservation of wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain, focusing on high value wetlands on private land.
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4   Link   Australian Wetlands Database
Australian Wetlands Database with Environment Australia
- an important resource for wetland managers
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5   Link   National Wetlands Programme
National Wetlands Programme lead by Land & Water Australia, addresses seven key areas of concern.
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6   Link   Trin Wiki
TRIN WIKI: A resource of mangrove and saltmarsh biodiversity for the Australian region
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7   Link   The Australian Coastal Society
The Australian Coastal Society — a voice for the Australian Coast - dedicated to healthy ecosystems, vibrant communities, and sustainable use of coastal resources.
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8   Link   Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA)
AUSMEPA makes life easier for school teachers who teach curriculum subjects about the marine environment. AUSMEPA provides FREE educational resources to help teachers plan and undertake a unit of work about key marine environmental issues, including climate change and stormwater pollution.

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9   Link   Ocean Whispers
This blog is dedicated to our beautiful oceans, sharing with you our investigation of interesting information related to marine health and associated issues as well as encouraging partnerships to assist marine environmental education and conservation.
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A key feature of MangroveWatch is its close partnership between community volunteers and scientists from the James Cook University’s Mangrove Hub. Together they are systematically recording basic data as video and still imagery for assessments of estuarine habitat health.

Armed with expert support, training and advice, MangroveWatch volunteers in key regions are actively contributing to the monitoring of local estuaries and shorelines. An important goal in this phase of the program is to develop a network of like minded groups with the aim of producing public documents that describe important issues affecting local estuaries and mangroves, and their overall health.

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Donations and Sponsorships will be acknowledged on this site.

We need support for:

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