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.
Eleven organisations will share in more than $230,000 of grants from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s Beyond Soilcare project to fund activities and events that promote soil health and sustainable farming.
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A free workshop will be held in Kilmore on June 24, with a follow up session on July 8, to help farmers understand and manage their ongoing water requirements.
Rushworth P-12 College students recently built 21 new nest boxes that will provide valuable shelter for the region’s threatened squirrel glider population.
On-farm infrastructure improvement works in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District have received a further funding boost as Round 5 of the Farm Water Program opens for Registrations of Interest.
A large rock chute on a section of You You Creek south-east of Barmah will help stop further creek-bed erosion and help protect the Goulburn River.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) will start re-snagging in a section of the Broken Creek upstream of Nathalia in coming weeks.
More than 3000ha of weed control and more than 99,000ha of fox control were achieved by community natural resource management (NRM) groups in the Goulburn Broken catchment during 2014/15.
A free farm walk showcasing improved border check irrigation technology will be held at Lancaster on Thursday May 12.
Removing willow, ash, peppercorn and poplar species from Honeysuckle Creek will help improve water quality and habitat for the native plants and animals that rely on it for food and shelter.