Agnes Water State School

Agnes-Water-IntroAgnes Water is situated between the cities of Bundaberg and Gladstone on the Discovery Coast in Queensland. Agnes Water and the Town of Seventeen Seventy relish beautiful weather all year round with safe swimming and surf beaches and is known as the most southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The community holds a festival to commemorate the historic landing of Captain James Cook on the 24 May 1770 with a re-enactment of the landing.

Students are involved in community activities and the school is Reef Guardian School.

Agnes Water Students Help Out in Community Clean Up

20120420 Agnes Waters2On Friday April 20th, students from Agnes Water State School joined WetlandCare Australia, Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG), Tangaroa Blue and community volunteers for a beach clean up and mangrove awareness event.

The area between the Marina in 1770 and the point at Round Hill Creek was targeted for a clean up and during the morning 105kg was of marine debris was removed!

Round Hill Creek is a declared fish habitat area and an important nursery for many marine species including mud crab, prawns, whiting, mullet and bream. Substantial local recreational and commercial fishing industry is sustained by the mangrove and seagrass habitats in this area. These habitats are also important in protecting the shoreline from the erosive impact of waves, capturing sediments, pollutants and nutrients for better water quality, buffering against storm and cyclone damage and as a store for atmospheric carbon.

Marine debris, plastics and other litter have been identified as a major threat to the environmental health of these habitats and their values, and is also of concern aesthetically to the large number of tourists that visit this region.