Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network wins Australia Day Award

By Administrator
The Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (CMN) has won the 2015 Cobram (Moira Shire) Environment Project of the Year Australia Day Award, and received a Special Mention at the Moira Shire Council ceremony on the following Thursday.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority CMN Coordinator Janice Mentiplay-Smith said the Broken Boosey CMN was recognised for its environmental projects at a ceremony held in Cobram on Australia Day.

“The Broken Boosey CMN has been working on biodiversity conservation projects in the Agricultural Floodplains area of the Goulburn Broken catchment for almost twelve years now,” Ms Mentiplay-Smith said.  

“The CMN has successfully managed projects with activities including remnant bushland fencing, revegetation, community field days, pest plant and animal control, and biodiversity education days for school students.  

“We have worked closely with Moira Shire Council on a number of projects in the past, including the very successful Turquoise Parrot Project.”

With assistance from the Moira Shire Council’s Fruit Industry Employment Program crew, the Broken Boosey CMN were able to salvage bushfire timber from the  Wunghnu fires that occurred early last year which will be used to build around 100 nest boxes for the CMN’s Turquoise Parrot Project.

“Moira Shire’s support has helped the Broken Boosey CMN to achieve major changes across the landscape, and we are extremely grateful for the Shire’s ongoing interest and involvement.” Ms Mentiplay-Smith said.

“Landholders across the region are also extremely supportive of the CMN’s work, and are keen to be involved, and that is always good to see.

“This award is well-deserved recognition of the group members’ effort and commitment to improving the resilience of native flora and fauna habitat in the catchment, including habitat for the threatened Turquoise Parrot.” Ms Mentiplay-Smith said.

The Broken Boosey CMN delivers biodiversity conservation projects in partnership with agencies, community groups and landholders and is one of five conservation management networks operating in the Goulburn Broken Catchment.

For more information on the Broken Boosey CMN or the Turquoise Parrot Project, contact Janice Mentiplay-Smith on 57 647 506 or janicem@gbcma.vic.gov.au or visit the website www.brokenbooseycmn.com

Moira Shire Australia Day Awards 2015 James Walters, Janice Mentiplay-SmithMoira Shire Australia Day Awards 2015 James Walters, Janice Mentiplay-Smith