Thursday 19 November 2009
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) has been allocated Federal funding through Caring For Our Country to support post fire weed control along waterways in the catchment. The GB CMA plans to use this funding to make the most of the opportunity to control re-emerging weeds on waterways burnt in the February fires.
Reedy Swamp is continuing to provide significant drought refuge for waterbirds, thanks to a recent allocation of water.
The 2009/2010 Environmental Watering Program is soon to commence in the Barmah wetlands and waterways using 2.35 gigalitres of environmental water to support the health of wetland-dependant flora and fauna.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) has received Federal funding through ‘Caring For Our Country' to support post-fire weed control along waterways in the catchment. The GB CMA plans to use this funding to make the most of the opportunity to control re-emerging weeds on waterways burnt in the Black Saturday fires.
Karen Brisbane, Landcare Corporate Partnership Facilitator at Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, has just returned from a twenty-six day trip under the auspices of the Landcare Fellowship to the USA. Karen was chosen to represent Victoria by a steering committee and was sponsored by a small group of dedicated individuals within Landcare.
Ray Thomas has been awarded the Australian Geographic Society Conservationist of the Year for 2009.
L-R: Lyndall Ash, Department of Primary Industries; Natalie Dean, Murray Darling Basin Authority; Mark Turner, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority.
Splash: Hamish Crawford with the flow from the groundwater pump, which helps keep groundwater levels in check. Photo: Shepparton News
Goulburn-Murray Water, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and the Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project will be represented this week at the Irrigation Today - Meeting the Challenge conference in Swan Hill.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) has been successful in receiving funds from the Victorian Water Trust to undertake an integrated river management program along the lower reaches of the Sunday and Sugarloaf Creeks.
North Eastern Victorians are encouraged to pick up the latest wildflower identification brochures produced by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) and the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).
Ken Sampson, affectionately known as ‘Sambo' was a work colleague and friend of many in the Goulburn Valley. Sadly, Ken passed away on Thursday 8th October 2009. His passing was both sudden and unexpected.Ken's earliest forays into agriculture were spent in Kerang, training in irrigated agriculture followed by several years in Swan Hill as an Extension and Applied Research Officer.This was followed by a stint as Principal Advisory and Senior Project Officer for the Indo-Australian Cattle ...
The Goulburn Broken CMA is offering landholders an $8 subsidy per meter for fencing along waterways burnt in the February 2009 fires. Riparian land is critically important to river health, for soil stability, sediment and nutrient capture, as well as providing food and habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. River Health Team Leader for the Upper Goulburn Area, Christine Glassford, advises that "Recovery of vegetation along stream frontages following fire is even more crucial, given surface runoff is higher and faster, with greater capacity to move more soil and debris. Riparian land requires urgent protection to permit it time to recover unimpeded by impacts of stock."
Doctors Swamp: 4 hours after opening regulator.Doctors Swamp: Regulator 4 hours after opening.