Lake Drawdown attracts threatened bird species
Ken Sampson Memorial Scholarship awarded to Liz Mann
Wednesday 8 February 2012
A ballot was held today to determine which of the 249 projects submitted for funding through Round Two of the Farm Water Program will progress to the assessment and approval stage.
What is World Wetlands Day?
People across the Goulburn Broken region are urged to visit a local wetland to help celebrate World Wetlands Day. World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February and marks the anniversary of the Ramsar Convention signing in 1971. The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2012 is Wetlands and Tourism – a great experience. For more information on the Ramsar Convention and World Wetlands Day please visit the Ramsar website www.ramsar.org.
Wetlands in the Goulburn Broken Catchment
Over 2000 wetlands have been recorded in the Goulburn Broken Catchment and are a unique part of the landscape. They include small alpine bogs, floodplain billabongs, River Red Gum forests, large open lakes and shallow seasonal swamps.
Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems on earth supporting distinctive plant and animal communities. Wetlands also perform many vital functions including water purification, erosion control, flood mitigation, nutrient recycling and groundwater recharge. Many wetlands in the Goulburn Broken region are also popular for tourism and recreational activities. These include Barmah National Park, Kinnairds Wetland, Tahbilk Lagoon, Winton Wetlands and Yea Wetlands.
World Wetlands Day Newsletter
So take the opportunity to get out and experience our wonderful wetlands.
Wednesday 1 February 2012
1 February 2012
Re-snagging the Goulburn to increase native fish habitat and improve recreational fishing opportunities between Seymour and Nagambie.
It is said that some people would attend the opening of an envelope.
Friday, December 23, 2011
With funding from the Fire Recovery Program, the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has undertaken two very successful seasons of weed control works along waterways burnt in the 2009 fires. The time is right now for landholders to continue to manage these weeds.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and the Benalla Rural City Council (BRCC) are encouraging the local community and visitors to the region to prevent the spread of one of the most invasive aquatic weeds in Australia.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has received a boost to its Flood Recovery Program with the allocation of additional funding from the State Government.
The Shepparton Irrigation Region was showcased recently on the international stage by several local irrigation industry members. The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) co-ordinated a team of water experts in putting together a special showcase around water management in Australia at the recent 21st International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) held in the capital of Iran, Tehran.
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Stories about people and their rivers
Chief Executive Officer of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), Mr Chris Norman, today announced that environmental water will be released down the Goulburn River during November and December in line with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder’s (VEWH) Seasonal Watering Plan.