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20 Years of Saltwatch

Friday 5 May, 2006
Primary schools in the Mansfield District will participate in a special Salt Week tabloid sports morning on May 25th to celebrate 20 years of Saltwatch in the Goulburn Broken catchment.

Primary schools in the Mansfield District will participate in a special Salt Week tabloid sports morning on May 25th to celebrate 20 years of Saltwatch in the Goulburn Broken catchment.

The Saltwatch program was formed to monitor and determine salt loads in water and soil with the purpose of educating communities of issues related to salinity.

After 20 years of salt monitoring the Saltwatch Program is stronger than ever with a team of salinity monitors and community educators presenting the program in schools during May each year.

Between 7th and 15th May presenters from the Goulburn Broken CMA, Department of Primary Industries and Landcare will visit Primary Schools throughout the upper Goulburn catchment to help students determine salinity levels in randomly collected water samples from their area.

Schools that would like to participate in Salt Week activities can contact presenters by calling Poppe Davis at the CMA office in Yea on Ph 5736 0108.

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Contact: Poppê Davis
Dryland Community Liaison Officer
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority
Ph: 5736 0108
Mob: 0427 866 328 (anytime)
Email: popped@gbcma.vic.gov.au