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Citizen Scientists alertLisa Gershwin is seeking photos and alerts on algal blooms and/or discoloured or smelly water in Tasmanian rivers, (especially southern parts), particularly while they are occurring. Send your findings with precise location, date observed and photos to Lisa by SMS 0408 080 829 or email

Bushfire Closes Sections of Larapinta TrailEight of the twelve sections of Central Australia’s 230-kilometre Larapinta Trail near Alice Springs are now closed due to a bushfire in Tjoritja (West MacDonnell) National Park, meaning sections four to eleven are shut to the public. Check the Parks and Wildlife website for updates on closures.

Blue Mountains tracks overgrownAfter two bushwalker were overdue in the Blue Mountains National Park, the National Parks and Wildlife Service's work has been examined. Bushfires and successive storms have led to an explosion of shrubs and plants, with tracks becoming overgrown.

Bowtells Swing Bridge closedDue to safety concerns the Coxs River Bowtells Swing Bridge on Six Foot Track is closed for an upgrade. Crown Lands anticipates it will be reopened before the end of 2023.

Current Bowtells Swing Bridge