Thursday 6 September 2012
Fish in the lower Broken Creek are set to receive a welcome surprise as the creek receives its first environmental flows in spring to improve habitat during their migration and breeding season.
In a time of climate change, global food security and sustainability, what are the opportunities for local production? How do we increase intensity of land use whilst protecting our natural resources? These questions form the basis of three forums being run by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) on 30 and 31 August. The Goulburn Broken CMA have invited Julian Cribb, who is internationally regarded for his work in science communication and author of the book, The Coming Famine, to be a keynote speaker at each of three forums in the region.
Northern Victorian irrigators must register their interest in Round 3 Farm Water Program funding by phoning the Farm Water Program hotline on (03) 5820 1147 and submitting their Whole Farm Plan electronically by 5pm Friday 31st of August.
Members of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Community recently celebrated the Goulburn Broken Regional Community Natural Resource Management (NRM) Awards.The awards, which were coordinated by the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network, were held at the Rafferty's Reception Centre in Benalla on Friday 3 August 2012.
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority proudly presents three events with Julian Cribb, Specialist science communicator.
An Advisory Group of community representatives has been established to provide informed comment on the delivery of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's Sustainable Irrigation Program. The role of the group is to provide community perspective and feedback on issues relating to irrigation and natural resource management in the Goulburn Broken catchment.
In a first for the Goulburn Broken Catchment, the Regional Catchment Strategy is now available for real time online editing using Wiki (web-based) technology. The Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) sets the direction for managing land, water and biodiversity within the Catchment.
Northern Victorian irrigators have until 5pm Friday 31st of August to register their interest in Round 3 Farm Water Program funding.
Over eighty people attended a feast of feral proportions on Sunday 24th June when the Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network and the Lower Goulburn Conservation Management Network (CMN) held their annual Biodiversity Day.
Results from recent fish surveys have highlighted that Hollands Creek is benefiting from the work the local community has contributed to the Hollands Creek Demonstration Reach Project (HCDR). The Hollands Creek Project focuses on the protection of the critically endangered fish – the Macquarie perch.These results are encouraging and follow the recent announcement of further funding to continue works to protect the endangered Macquarie perch and enhance stream health.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) wishes to thank the communities of Kilmore, Kinglake, Yea and Mansfield for meeting with us at our Community Catchment Forums over the past two weeks and invite the rest of the catchment community to come along and have your say....it's not too late!
Nominations for the Goulburn Broken Landcare Awards, sponsored by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), will close on 14th June. Landcare groups and Networks throughout the catchment are urged to ensure that their hard working members are nominated for recognition.
Irrigators are encouraged to ensure their Whole Farm Plans are up-to-date in light of the Federal Government's recent announcement calling for Round 3 On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program (OFIEP) applications.