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Goulburn Broken CMA celebrates World Environment Day with a cuppa!

Thursday 26 May, 2011
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is one of 56 regional sustainability organisations in Australia working with thousands of people like you to protect our special places for years to come.

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is one of 56 regional sustainability organisations in Australia working with thousands of people like you to protect our special places for years to come.

And this week, across Australia, they are using the United Nations World Environment Day and its forests theme to remind people that there’s a lot happening in our backyard.  The Goulburn Broken CMA is doing this by hosting eight morning teas around the catchment, one in each Local Government area.

“The Goulburn Broken is a region of immense environmental value,” Chris Norman, CEO of Goulburn Broken CMA said. “And we’re working with regional communities, farmers and many partners to ensure that we protect our special landscapes for future generations.”

“Every weekend, every day, there are thousands of people around Australia getting together with the support of their regional natural resource management groups, such as Landcare or Conservation Management Networks to protect our farms, rivers, wetlands, and bushland.”

“The Australian and Victorian Governments financially support much of this work.  But communities are matching those dollars with their own cash, time and effort, often at a rate of $3 to one.”

“There’s a lot happening in our backyard,” Mr Norman said. “And World Environment Day is the perfect time to learn more about how every day people are making a massive difference to our catchment.”

“To help celebrate World Environment Day and all the great environmental work occurring in our backyard we are hosting morning teas around the region and we encourage the community to come and learn more about what’s happening in their backyard from the Goulburn Broken CMA, Landcare, Local Government and our other partners. We are also keen to hear about how we can do this better.”

For more information on the World Environment Day celebration morning teas around the region, please contact

Goulburn Broken CMA on 03 5820 1100 or reception@gbcma.vic.gov.au

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