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."
A Symposium on the management of pest-plant Sagittaria (commonly known as Arrowhead) will be held on Tuesday 18th March 2010 in Barooga.
Folllowing the release of a number of concerns at the environmental condition of the Broken and Boosey Creek system, the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority would like to clarify some misconceptions currently circulating about the state of the creek system.
With funding the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) received through Caring For Our Country, post fire weed control works were recently completed along the Sunday Creek.
With funding the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) received through Caring For Our Country, post fire weed control works were recently completed along the King Parrot Creek.
The current string of very hot days has resulted in extremely high water temperatures in our streams which have resulted in a small number of local water quality issues, including some fish deaths.
The release of the Victorian Government's Northern Region Sustainable Water Strategy last week was a positive outcome for northern Victoria's rivers, wetlands and floodplain sites, incoming GB CMA chief executive officer, Chris Norman said.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has submitted a proposal for funding farm irrigation efficiency activities across the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District to the Australian Government's On-farm Irrigation Efficiency Program following a call for applications in November this year. This proposal has been developed with a consortium of regional partners.