Anything we can do to help the Cooks River is a boon for both the community & urban wildlife.

The Cooks River Alliance invites all Sydney residents to help give the Cooks River a health check.  Working alongside scientists, volunteers will collect data to contribute to the long-term sustainable management of the Cooks River.

We will train you to collect & identify macroinvertebrates (waterbugs) in creeks & tributaries of the Cooks River.  Community organisations, school groups & bushcare members are encouraged to volunteer.

Combined trainings and sampling days will be held on –

  • Saturday 14th April 2012:  9-1pm, Coolibah Reserve at Hannam Street Arncliffe
  • Sunday 6th May 2012:  9-1pm, Freshwater Park at Yarrowee Rd Strathfield
  • Sunday 19th May 2012:  9-1pm, Bardwell Valley Parklands at Canonbury Grove Bexley North – parking near Preddys

Numbers are very limited, so please RVSP & let us know which date you would prefer.  Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Access is mildly difficult. You MUST have at least an average fitness level. Please bring a long-sleeve shirt, gum boots & lunch/drinks.

Bookings are essential.  Please RSVP to Claire Evans on 
0478 474 092 or email

This Program is a partnership between the Georges River Combined Councils’ Committee & the Cooks River Alliance.