Tourism operators reignite water quality monitoring program

Easing of COVID-19 restrictions sparked a return to action for Whitsunday tour boat operators involved in a citizen science water quality project.

This partnership, which began early in 2021 to kickstart a tourism-led water quality monitoring project in the Whitsundays, was been on hold, but now some of the tourism day operators are using their time to re-start the water quality monitoring project.

Ocean Rafting undertook water sample collection in early May for the first time since the tourism industry shut down in March due to COVID-19. Red Cat Adventures will undertake another trip this week. While still observing all the guidelines, this means the water sampling and data logger maintenance is back on track thanks to the commitment of the tourism operators.

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