Heavy rain following fires that devastated parts of the Goulburn Broken Catchment could result in poor water quality.
Wednesday 21 February 2007
A team of four workers employed by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's Drought Employment Program have been cleaning up the river at Shepparton and Mooroopna.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's Drought Employment Program is now in full-swing with crews carrying out work to protect and improve the environment at key sites along the Goulburn River.
A recent willow identification workshop at Seymour was well attended by staff from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and local Council Environment Officers.
Wednesday 31 January 2007
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's Drought Employment Program is now in full-swing with crews carrying out work to protect and improve the environment at several icon sites across the catchment.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is seeking nominations from landholders on the Yea River and its tributaries to sit on an advisory committee.
Sixty people from various parts of the Goulburn Broken catchment, and Melbourne, attended the Mount Buller Field Day during National Water Week.
Wednesday 6 September 2006
Anglers will have better access to their favourite fishing spots in the Murray Valley under a project announced today (Wednesday) by The Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier the Hon Kaye Darveniza.
Wednesday 6 September 2006
Kaye Darveniza MLC, Lower House Member for Melbourne West Province and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, for Multicultural Affairs, visited Mansfield last week to announce funding for habitat works on the Delatite River.
The Drought Employment Program has received positive media attention both locally and nationally. View the ABC television news coverage of the GB CMA Drought Employment Program featuring Shepparton applicant Ewan Mclean.ABC Television - 28 November 2006
Numurkah Dairy farmer Stephen Mills was recently reappointed Chair of the GB CMA Board. New GB CMA Board appointees announced by the Minister for Environment and Water John Thwaites were Neville Barwick, Peter Fitzgerald, Anne McCamish and Nick Roberts.
September is biodiversity month and is being celebrated in the Goulburn Broken Catchment with lots of community activities. Biodiversity month will be celebrated with a community day in the Broken Boosey State Park near Numurkah in September.Download the program of events and activities being held for biodiversity month PDF Format (167 KB)
Waterwatch facilitator Glenda Woods, has recently completed a comprehensive book for identifying macroinvertebrates (water bugs).
Applications are now being taken for the Shepparton Irrigation Region Catchment Education and Awareness Grants. Formerly known as Community Salinity Grants, the grants were first established in 1986 to help raise awareness and understanding of salinity.This year, the grants program has been expanded to include projects relating to biodiversity, water quality, pest plants & animals as well as salinity.
The Bracks Government will put $6 million into sustainable irrigation projects as part of a $13.9 million environmental package just approved for the Goulburn Broken region for 2006/07.