Water Quality Survey Team
Melbourne Water run a citizen scientist program which helps improve the health of our rivers, creeks and wetlands, which would be an invaluable asset to Karkarook Park.
Discussions with Richard Akers from Melbourne Water have made it clear that Melbourne water 'has no need for data' from this site, so would be unable to provide training and equipment specific to Karkarook Park.
Anyone disappointed in this news, please contact the Secretary. Free Training can still be arranged at other sites, and new skills put to work at Karkarook Park.
We may need these skills as in the future, it may be necessary to supplement the water supply to the lake from the serpentine settlement ponds (hopefully it will never come to that!). Water quality controls and the skills to manage the, will be needed.
.For further information, see the excerpt from Melbourne Water web site and link (below), or contact the FoKP Secretary
Further information on the management of Karkarook Lake can be found here