Thursday 9 September 2010
The Community Education Grants 2010-11 Round is now open. Community groups and schools are encouraged to apply for funds to support projects that provide environmental education opportunities and materials that promote a healthy environment.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) initiated its Flood Response Action Plan on Saturday to support the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) crews with critical flood level forecasting in the Goulburn Broken region.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is holding a field day on Friday August 13 2010 for local landholders and interested others at Ruffy focusing on spring soak and peatland wetlands.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), with the help of local landholders, is targeting one of Australia's Weeds of National Significance - the willow, in our local waterway.
Two special community events were held recently to celebrate the achievements of the wonderful partnerships between public and private land managers in the Broken Boosey and Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network (CMN) areas over the past 12 months.
"Rebada" is one very lucky Squirrel Glider. Cut from a barbed wire fence next to the Goulburn Broken CMA office, the adventurous little glider is now well on the way to making a speedy recovery with thanks to help from Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) staff member Keith Ward and local wildlife rescuer Katherine Lohse.
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority was recently recognised for excellence in Annual Reporting by being awarded a silver medal from the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) for the Goulburn Broken CMA 2008-09 Annual Report.
Recent rainfalls have seen an increase in the amount of rubbish flowing through the Stormwater systems into the local waterways around Shepparton raising concerns for river health. Rubbish enters the stormwater system when it left on the ground and washed into storm water drains during rain events
Following the receipt of Expressions of Intent (EOIs) for the region's $25.8 million Farm Water Program, projects have been selected for inclusion into a Business Plan to be submitted to the Australian Government for assessment.
Chris Doyle a key leader in the area of community engagement and involvement in river improvement, and later broad scale catchment management has been recognised by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) for his contributions at a retirement dinner recently.
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) is continuing to rehabilitate and protect streams impacted by 2009 fires.
It's on again, the annual Photo Competition to gather photos for the 2011 calendar. Held each year, the photo competition is a fantastic way for local people in the Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (BB CMN) region to showcase their photographic skills.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is pleased to announce the new appointment of Peter Ryan as Chair following the recent resignation of Dr Huw Davies.
Australian farmers have a revitalised weapon to help fight one of Australia's most serious weeds - gorse - with the launch today of the revised Gorse National Best Practice Manual.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA ) has received joint state and federal government funding to support fencing along waterways burnt in the February 2009 bushfires. With the employment of GB CMA works crews later this month there will be two options available to landholders for fencing support. Option 1: As has been available for sometime now is the offer of $8/m subsidy for a standard fence, or $6/m subsidy for an electric fence. There is now an additional option 2: Where the GB CMA will supply materials equivalent to a standard fence and the new GB CMA work crews will be fully supervised to construct the fence. Paul Hobby, GBCMA Fire Recovery Work Crews Coordinator, said "The works crews will be engaged primarily to construct fences, however weed spraying, rubbish removal, and tree planting will also be carried out within the burnt region of the catchment."