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.
A big increase in the numbers of endangered Macquarie perch in the Yea River proved community efforts to improve the river’s health were paying off, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Riparian and River Channel Manager Jim Castles said.
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) says more rain and cooler weather is the only way to prevent more native fish deaths in the catchment’s creeks.
People interested in looking at growing crops such as garlic, capers and native foods are invited to attend a farm tour of the Tolmie region on Saturday, April 16.
Native plants that provide valuable food and shelter for animals and birds, including some threatened species, have died as a result of vandals damaging the regulator that controls water flow in to Black Swamp near Wunghnu.
Native fish will be moved from Rice’s Weir near Barmah today (March 11) to avoid potential fish deaths from low dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the weir pool.
River users and native animals and plants will benefit from increased Goulburn River flows during March.
A wetland tour and talks by guest speakers on the unique flora, fauna and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites found across the sand hill regions either side of the River Murray were highlights of the River Murray corridor cultural ecosystems field day held at Yarrawonga Yacht Club recently.
Monitoring during summer 2014 and autumn 2015 found environmental flows during those seasons had triggered golden perch spawning and encouraged bank-stabilising plant growth.