Waterway

New life for River Banks

Thursday 1 September, 2005
Ten students from the Bendigo Campus of Latrobe University helped plant 340 seedlings on the river frontage at Noel Jensons Jamieson property last week as part of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA) River Health Program.

Ten students from the Bendigo Campus of Latrobe University helped plant 340 seedlings on the river frontage at Noel Jensons Jamieson property last week as part of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA) River Health Program.

Recent willow removal along the Jamieson River has opened an opportunity for the Jenson family to take advantage of a waterway revegetation grant to replant the site with native trees and understorey.

With assistance from the Goulburn Broken CMA Waterways team the river has been cleared of exotic vegetation, fenced to protect the works from stock, an alternative stock watering system is to be installed as well as revegetation of the 560m frontage.

When the revegetation project is finalised a total of 800 new indigenous plants will have been planted to rehabilitate the frontage on both sides of the river..

Latrobe University students participated in the project as part of their Outdoor Education Degree and want to become involved with future Goulburn Broken waterways projects.

While camping at Big River the students have also participated in weed removal and a clean-up of rubbish that had collected on the river frontage.

Mr Jenson and his neighbour Allan Gerrans have indicated that they are very supportive of the program of willow removal and restoration of the Jamieson River frontage.

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1st September 2005

Contact Poppe Davis

Dryland Community Liaison Officer

Ph 5797 2001

Fax 5797 3199

Mob 0427 866 328