On Friday 21 April, New WAter Ways, the Australian Water Association, and Stormwater WA combined efforts to host a community day at Banks Reserve in Mt Lawley. Invertebrate sampling, tube stock planting, and a colouring-in station provided wonderful activities for the kids to learn about the environment and water systems.

The waterwise school program information stall, the Claise Brook Catchment Group’s history of the area floor maps and walking tours and the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL)’s model biofilter showed those who attended how the community fits into the local environment both socially and environmentally. A highlight was the engineering challenge which saw three teams compete to build a biofilter in 15 minutes that could withstand a large flow event.

Tracy Schultz from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities also attended and delivered an engaging presentation on community messaging and ways to get the imagery and language right. You can download Tracy’s presentation here or watch it here.

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