Don?t bug these kids, they know the water?s healthy

While many people may think of bugs as pests, students such as Chloe Seccombe and Jacob Norton (pictured) from Upper Orara Public School now know better. Along with a number of other schools along the Coffs Coast, the students yesterday took part in Autumn Bugwatch ? taking their nets down to the river to check out the local aquatic wildlife. The fishing expedition was part of a survey of water quality conducted by students and groups throughout NSW. Principal Jim Rowe said the greater variety of water bugs found, the better the water quality. And the result? "With the number and type of water bugs captured, Coffs Harbour water-drinkers can be reassured that the water quality is good," he said. P



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