River

Keep up the good work!

Tuesday 13 December, 2011
With funding from the Fire Recovery Program, the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has undertaken two very successful seasons of weed control works along waterways burnt in the 2009 fires. The time is right now for landholders to continue to manage these weeds.

With funding from the Fire Recovery Program, the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has undertaken two very successful seasons of weed control works along waterways burnt in the 2009 fires. The time is right now for landholders to continue to manage these weeds.

“Blackberry has been the most abundant weed to re-emerge post fire, though broom, gorse and periwinkle have also been extensive around residential areas” says Ms Christine Glassford, River Health Officer.

“Not only have weeds been reduced to quantities well below the cover present before the fire, but the weed control also reduced pressures of competition to enable native plants to successfully regenerate along the stream banks” says Ms Glassford. “Many of the waterways that were formerly infested with weeds are now dominated by natural regeneration”

The Goulburn Broken CMA would like to thank all landholders and community groups involved with this work for their assistance.

With completion of the two season commitment of Goulburn Broken CMA coordinated weed control, landowners are reminded it is their responsibility to continue to control re-emerging weeds.

“We encourage landholders to keep on top of the weed regrowth and ensure the investment of public funding was worthwhile” says Ms Glassford

“Let’s keep the momentum going and the weeds at bay.”

Support for improving the health of our waterways through activities such as fencing and revegetation works is still available through the Goulburn Broken CMA. For more information please contact the Goulburn Broken CMA staff at the Yea Office on 5736 0100.

 

For further information please contact:

Amanda McClaren, Communications and Marketing Manager

t: 03 5820 1117 m: 0459 023 640 e: amandam@gbcma.vic.gov.au