Nineteen new on-ground integrated catchment management projects are well underway with Catchment Management Authorities (CMA) focusing on what is important to the local community.
Ucan2 Centre for Multicultural Youth students at a tree planting event on one of the participating properties. Photo credit: Port Phillip and Westernport CMA.
Partnering with schools, art galleries, farmers, Landcare groups, universities, Aboriginal communities, recreational groups and other agencies and organisations means our catchments are being looked after.
Specific examples include:
- Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink - Port Phillip and Westernport CMA Refugee and migrant students from the Centre for Multicultural Youth’s 'Ucan2' program helped with planting at Main Ridge to connect them to nature in their new country and restore the wildlife corridor.
- Keeping productive landscapes resilient in the Lower Ovens - North East CMA
Plans are underway for a community interpretive centre which will help people understand the ecology, water cycle and geomorphology of the area. The project’s partners included primary and secondary schools, the Wangaratta Sustainability Group and Native Fish Victoria.
- Linking Lower Goulburn - Goulburn Broken CMA A community art exhibition at Nathalia’s G.R.A.I.N. Store (Growing Regional Art in Nathalia) helped raise awareness of the endangered Bush Stone-curlew.
Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink - Port Phillip and Westernport CMA
The best part was we got to care for the environment and enjoy nature. It was a therapeutic and healing experience.
Landholder Ken Skews (left) with East Gippsland CMA and DELWP staff inspecting project sites in the Tambo Valley. Photo credit: East Gippsland CMA
Implementing the Regional Catchment Strategy in the Tambo Valley - East Gippsland CMA
“People around the district are saying what a great thing it is to see the blackberries treated. It has even seen a new sub group started at Tambo Crossing just down the river as they are keen to be involved too. The group have a great sense of achievement and know that they are contributing to the bigger picture and have loved the support the CMA have provided. People have been motivated to undertake additional works and it’s all because of this project.”
- Ken Skews, farmer, Tambo Valley
Resilient Landscapes, Vibrant Communities - Linking Lower Goulburn - Goulburn Broken CMA
The project engaged artists and musicians in Nathalia and the surrounding area to run workshops in the lead-up to the opening of the exhibition.
Page last updated: 03/07/19