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Waterbugs are insects that are found in waterways like creeks and wetlands. Not only are waterbugs an important food source for many birds, lizards, fish and other animals, they also give us a picture of how healthy a creek or wetland is. This is because some waterbugs are very sensitive to pollution, while others are more tolerant, so if sensitive waterbugs don’t show up in your sample, it may mean that the waterway is experiencing some pollution.
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City of Newcastle acknowledges that we operate on the grounds of the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.
CN reiterates its commitment to address disadvantages and attain justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.