The environmental flow aimed mainly at improving water quality and mid-bank vegetation in the Lower Goulburn River (Goulburn Weir to Murray) is under way with the river at Shepp currently around 4.5m and expected to peak in the next few days at around 6m.
Victoria's inland wetlands lock away the annual emissions of 185,000 people, or roughly the population of Geelong, according to the state's first ever tally of the valuable environmental resources.
Upper bank vegetation and water quality will benefit from an environmental flow along the lower Goulburn River planned for mid-June, with the benefits expected to extend all the way to South Australia’s Coorong.
Thanks to funds raised through recreational fishing licences, about 90 snags have been placed back into the Goulburn River to provide shelter for native fish and other aquatic life. Watch more here:
More than 60 volunteers from fishing clubs right across Victoria turned out to plant around 600 trees and shrubs on the Steavenson River near Marysville on a cool crisp morning earlier this month (May 5).
Signs highlighting the importance of protecting roadside native vegetation have sprung up across the Moira Shire Council.
Today Mr Terry Hubbard the chair of Landcare Victoria Inc. and Dr Peter Veenker the chair of Vic Catchments will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations to strengthen natural resource management in Victoria.
Flows in the Broken River below Lake Nillahcootie are due to increase for a short period of time this month to improve habitat for native fish, aquatic plants and water bugs.
Gaynor Swamp will receive water for the environment over the coming weeks to maintain the health of the wetland’s vegetation and provide habitat for a variety of frogs and waterbirds including brolga.
Visitors to local waterways can get involved in a citizen science project to help track changes in stream flows and vegetation thanks to a new app launched on March 14 at the Seven Creeks at Euroa.
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Landholders living by the Congupna and Guilfus creeks are invited to a community information session at the Congupna Public Hall on Wednesday March 14 to provide feedback on a new drainage proposal for the area.
People living in rural areas on the floodplains of the Goulburn River between Eildon and Toolamba and the Broken River between Lake Nillahcootie to East Goulburn Main Channel are invited to share their knowledge of large floods at a series of drop-in sessions being held next week.
People are being urged to keep their pets on a leash while walking around Lake Benalla to protect any wildlife that may be stranded in pools during the current drawdown.
A degraded former mine at Costerfield, in central Victoria, was replanted with native trees and plants five years ago. Today, there's cause for celebration because native animals such as sugar gliders and birds have returned to the area.
Students and visitors get to enjoy Tatura's Cussen Park by way of an innovative soundwalk. The guided tour shows you all the sights and sounds of the park's flora and fauna. The soundwalk is the initiative of the 2017 cohort of the Fairley Leadership Program.