12109: Helping the Helena – water quality monitoring of pollutants for linkages in fish and mussel decline
The Helena River contains unique native freshwater fish and invertebrate populations, including the locally threatened native cobbler and vulnerable freshwater mussel Westralunio carteri.
Habitat degradation and poor water quality are threatening these species.
This project will:
- test water quality in the Helena River at six sites every two months for a year
- recommend strategies for the conservation of native freshwater species in the river
- increase community awareness of freshwater species and their habitat.
|Investment:||$ 37 500|
|Delivery organisation:||Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council|
|Project duration:||January 2013 - June 2014|
|Location:||Lower and middle reaches of the Helena River, a tributary of the Swan River|
Shire of Kalamunda; Shire of Mundaring; City of Swan; Perth Region NRM; Swan River Trust