Siwan Lovett, Author at Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Explore. Cast. Discover. Recover… the value of fishing for our mental health

    I came across this great article from my good friend Matt Barwick all about the value of fishing for our mental health.  I know that when I camp near a river my shoulders relax, life slows down and I feel good.  It seems I am not the only one…  The photo above is quite a […]

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  • Waterway Management Twinning Program – June Mentoring Catchup

    A few weeks ago our great group of mentors and mentees got together in Bendigo to catch up on how our mentoring partnerships and projects are coming along.   As the facilitator of this group, ably supported by Lucy, Shelby and Adam from Glenelg Hopkins CMA, I was delighted to see the progress that is […]

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  • Big floods, high costs – why are we so reluctant to change the way we model flooding in Australia?

    Australia’s laid back iconic attitude of ‘if it isn’t broken- don’t fix it” is often admirable; we are a nation that ‘goes with the flow’, rolls up our sleeves and get ‘stuck in’ following natural disasters like floods.  Community response around Lismore these past few weeks is certainly testimony to this attitude, with every shop […]

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  • Cop on to Crowdfunding for Fish!

    Funds for Fish is an exciting new crowdfunding campaign that is seeking funding to restore fish habitat. Fish need habitat for breeding and feeding, without this habitat they simply won’t exist in our rivers.   The Australian River Restoration Centre, Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Goulburn Broken CMA and Corangamite CMA have banded together to raise money through Crowdfunding […]

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  • RoC Community Conversation – Boosting biodiversity in Breadalbane, 18th March 2017

    Due to the exceedingly hot temperatures in February we have rescheduled our Boosting Biodiversity in Breadalbane event to the 18th of March.   Come along and join us as we bring scientists and practitioners together to talk about what we value about the Breadalbane region.  We will investigate the special plants and animals that live […]

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  • The Three Qualities of People I Most Enjoy Working With

    Over the holiday break my friend Adam Bester sent this great article to me about the three qualities of people he enjoys working with, letting me know that I am one such person – what a gift!  When I read the article and looked at the ven diagram that goes with it I thought, fabulous, […]

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  • Get some carp on your cutlery! Check out our new Carping at Christmas film!

    Our ‘Carping at Christmas’ event was a great success and we have put together some highlights of the evening in this short film so you can get a ‘taste’ of the evening!  We have also provided you with a link to the ‘if you can’t beat em, eat em’ carp recipe book which is free […]

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  • This Christmas… consider the ‘yabby net’

    As we sign off for the year, we suggest you consider Leunig’s message in the ‘yabby net’ …  we encourage you to look into pools at the beach, river, creek or billabong – to switch off the phone, turn off the Facebook feeds and just ‘be’.   In the spirit of ‘unplugging’ the Australian River […]

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  • Want to promote your feelings of well being, calm and joy? Find a river!

    We know this time of year can often be stressful with timelines that demand everything is done before ‘Christmas’ – why can one day cause so much anxiety?  This seems at odds with what this time of year is really about, which is celebrating our accomplishments and taking some time out to refresh and recharge […]

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  • Our wonderful wild rivers in the ‘top end’ of our great country

    We feel so grateful that in Australia we still have some of our rivers in their natural condition – wild, untamed and stunningly beautiful with unique plants and animals, and a rich, living Aboriginal cultural heritage that we can all learn so much from.  Thank you to Laura Gilpin for this fabulous quote that reminds […]

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