The community is invited to find out more about the Broken Boosey region’s native flora and fauna at a free family-friendly event to be held at Picola on Sunday, August 28.
The 150th turquoise parrot nest box was installed in the Warby Ranges recently.
The current increase in the height of the Goulburn River at Shepparton is due to combined run-off and inflows from the Goulburn and Broken rivers and Seven Creeks, not environmental releases.
Endangered species such as brush-tailed phascogales are using nest boxes installed in the Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network (WG CMN) region resulting in increasing numbers, recent monitoring shows.
Good rainfall and run-off across the catchment saw Goulburn River flows at Shepparton peak on July 25 at 10,000ML/day, a river height of just under six metres.
Small-scale landholders interested in exploring opportunities to develop profitable sustainable food networks are invited to a free workshop on August 13 in Seymour featuring guest speaker Anthony Flaccavento, an organic farmer and founder of Virginia-based Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies (SCALE).
The call for photographs to feature in the popular Broken Boosey and Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network (CMN) annual calendar is now open.
The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) has released its plan for watering in 2016-17.
The car park at a popular Goulburn River fishing site by Gilmore’s Bridge near Thornton is due to be closed for up to four days from July 26 while further work to improve angler access is carried out.
The recent increase in the height of the Goulburn River downstream of Murchison was due to run-off and inflows from tributaries including the Broken River and Seven and Pranjip creeks, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Environmental Water Co-ordinator Daniel Lovell said.
Young people (aged 18 to 35) working in agriculture in the Goulburn Broken Catchment are invited to apply for an intensive short course that aims to help them “kickstart” their career in the sector.
A project that investigates the use of insects to control the invasive weed Sagittaria platyphylla (arrowhead) could benefit the environment, water users and irrigators.
Members of the Mansfield and District Fly fishers Club, the Australian Trout Foundation and Up2Us Landcare Alliance worked alongside staff from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and Mansfield Shire to plant more than 500 trees and shrubs along the Delatite River near Mansfield recently.
Endangered and threatened species in the Goulburn Broken Catchment including the Regent Honeyeater, Warby Swamp Gum, Superb Parrot and Euroa Guinea Flower will be protected thanks to $130,000 of funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
Recent research indicating freshwater catfish in Tahbilk Lagoon spawn between November and December will help shape future Goulburn River environmental watering activities.