In recent years ecological health scores for water quality at Wapengo and Middle lagoons have varied. Vegetation clearing and livestock access to the waterways drive poor water quality.
Rehabilitation activities have been undertaken since 2019. This work aims to maintain and improve water quality as well as produce a range of other social, economic and environmental benefits.
We monitor the ecosystem health of the lakes and surrounding creeks before and after these rehabilitation activities to determine the benefits the rehabilitation work has produced for the two waterways.
These projects are funded by the Marine Estate Management Strategy.
Community members help restore lagoon
To learn more, watch this video about efforts to improve water quality at Wapengo Lagoon.