Wednesday 4 September 2013
Four Fruit Industry Employment Program (FIEP) crews will start work on environmental projects with Greater Shepparton and Moira councils, Parks Victoria and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) next week after completing induction and training this week.
Northern Victorian irrigators have until 4pm Friday the 13th of September to register their interest in the latest round of Farm Water Program funding.
Landholders along the Broken/Boosey system are encouraged to contact the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) to access funds through the Broken Boosey Flood Recovery Program to repair or re-instate fences lost or damaged during the March 2012 floods.
Projects to build and share community and Traditional Owner natural resource management (NRM) knowledge, protect the region's unique environment and support farmers to adopt soil management best practice will be funded through almost $17 million of funding secured by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) from the Commonwealth Government's Caring for our Country (CfoC) initiative.
The community is keen to stay involved in the ongoing management of Hollands Creek, a social survey conducted by Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) found.
Shepparton East people affected by the February floods are invited to a public meeting on Wednesday, August 7 to meet consultants engaged to investigate overland flooding in the area.
Bat boxes built by Dookie Men's Shed members will help provide homes for micro-bats in the Broadford area.Dookie Men's Shed co-ordinator John Sims said the group had only been operating for about eight months and the bat box-building project was one of its first projects.
Farmers who attended Beyond SoilCare events had a greater understanding of soil management practices, increased confidence to implement change and were more likely to discuss soil matters with neighbours or friends, according to a recent participant survey.Beyond SoilCare, funded through the Commonwealth Government's Caring for Our Country (CfOC) initiative and delivered by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), aims to improve landholders' knowledge and skills in soil management, as well as promote the importance of healthy soils and the work farmers do to the wider community.
Farmers interested in learning more about the potential benefits of environmental plantings to carbon sequestration on their properties are invited to attend one of two free workshop hosted by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority on Wednesday, July 24 at the Tatura DEPI office.
Yea River users are encouraged to help shape the future management of the river by completing a short survey.
Fish within the mid Broken River system will soon benefit through the modification of a number of in-stream barriers on the Broken River, upstream and downstream of Benalla and Hollands Creek, at Emu Bridge, over the next few months.
Between 20 and 40 workers affected by SPC-Ardmona's announcement it will cut its fruit intake are expected to be employed through the Fruit Industry Employment Program.
Groups and individuals improving environmental health in the Goulburn Broken Catchment were recognised at the 2013 Goulburn Broken Natural Resource Management Awards on June 14.
Barwite farmer Jill Breadon has been appointed to the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's (CMA's) Regional Waterway Management Strategy Community Agency Reference Group.