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‘Snags For Tomorrow’ Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network Biodiversity Celebration Day

Tuesday 30 August, 2011
The Broken Boosey and Lower Goulburn Conservation Management Networks (CMNs) and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) are hosting a Biodiversity Celebration Day 'Snags for Tomorrow'.The event will be held at the Nathalia Golf Club on Friday 9th September 2011, 10.00am-2.30pm and includes opportunities for a bus trip and the opportunity to come along and plant a tree for the future.

The Broken Boosey and Lower Goulburn Conservation Management Networks (CMNs) and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) are hosting a Biodiversity Celebration Day 'Snags for Tomorrow'.The event will be held at the Nathalia Golf Club on Friday 9th September 2011, 10.00am-2.30pm and includes opportunities for a bus trip and the opportunity to come along and plant a tree for the future.

Guest speakers Martin Casey (Industry and Investment NSW) and Jarrod Lyon (Arthur Rylah Institute) will talk about the native fish of our local creeks and rivers, and the key to their survival.

"Native fish rely heavily upon in-stream habitat such as tree roots, logs and branches called 'snags'. Since European settlement, our streams and rivers have been de-snagged, in the belief this would increase water flow and quality." Says Goulburn Broken CMA River Health Projects Coordinator, Mr Jim Castles

"The 'Snags for Tomorrow' field day includes some hands-on tree planting for participants to take part in and contribute to planting the snags that will one day make their way into the Broken Creek, hence 'Snags for Tomorrow'. There is also the option to take a bus trip to see habitat restoration in action" explains Mr Castles.

The Broken Creek Re-snagging project has received $82,500 from The Department of Primary Industries through the Recreational Fishing Grants Program, which uses revenue raised from recreational fishing licence fees to fund projects that directly improve recreational fishing in Victoria. The Recreational Fishing Grants Program has funded over 380 projects worth more than $15.8 million since 2001.

The CMNs work closely with the Goulburn Broken CMA to deliver projects in the region which benefit biodiversity and involve the community. Together we work with public and private land managers to protect the threatened species and remnant vegetation that occur within the region.

The day is at no cost, and will feature other speakers from the CMNs, the Goulburn Broken CMA and Parks Victoria. Lunch will be provided, however bookings are essential for catering and bus booking purposes. Please RSVP to Janice Mentiplay-Smith on 5761 1644 or 0418 316 169 or email Janicem@gbcma.vic.gov.au

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