The Wollengambe River in the Blue Mountains runs through some of the most pristine wilderness areas and has provided generations of Scouts with many adventures. However, it is not without it's problems. The Clarence Colliery is situated at the head of the river and over the years, there have been many incidents where pollutants from the colliery has spilled into the river. the most recent such event was early last year.
This hike is the first in a series that will allow Scouts to get first hand knowledge about what effects such events have on a river system. We will observe, measure and the monitor the water quality in the river and have fun at the same time. This activity can also go towards part of your Environment target badgework - check your Green Books for details.