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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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  • Goulburn River Stories – Bluenose, Slimeys and Cod….

    When I was young the most common fish in the Goulburn here were the cod, the Murray Cod. They were up to 100 pound, back then you could get any size you wanted, there aren’t so many big ones around now. – Oral History from Ken Trefall Our next story from True Tales of the […]

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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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  • RoC Community Conversation: Why do you want to mess it up and slow it down – Part Two

    Following such a great response to our ‘Mess it up and slow it down’ workshop in Goulburn last October, we are delighted that Margie Fitzpatrick has invited the Rivers of Carbon community to her beautiful property ‘Australind’, to see the range of ways she has ‘messed it up and slowed water down’. Along with Margie, […]

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  • ‘Walking the landscape’ – beautiful on-line Queensland catchment stories

    Walking the landscape… The team who produce WetlandInfo have compiled some beautiful and informative Queensland catchment stories using a process called ‘walking the landscape’.   Each of the stories describe the location, extent and values of the Lockyer and Mid-Brisbane catchments using map journals, photographs and animations. Why not explore these catchments yourself? Bremer River The […]

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  • Murrumbidgee River Catchment History

    I’m 85, was born in Cooma. After the war, about 1955, ’56, I used to catch a couple of cod each night, out at Bolaro…We used to get them up to around 8 or 9 a pound, nearly every night we’d catch cod. We’d put in handlines and we’d catch two or three, sometimes more. […]

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  • Revitalising Estuaries at Jerona bund: Case Study

    Here is another great resource from North Queensland Dry Tropics. You can also read about Restoring Wetland Function at Spotswoods Lagoon, which we uploaded here. Revitalising Estuaries: Jerona bund A vital saltmarsh wetland was rehabilitated through joint collaboration between NQ Dry Tropics and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. This site was chosen as one […]

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  • Restoring Wetland Function at Spotswoods Lagoon: Case Study

    We are pleased to share this wonderful resource from North Queensland Dry Tropics – we hope you enjoy reading about this successful restoration story and some of the ways that similar principles could be applied elsewhere. Restoring Wetland Function at Spotswoods Lagoon This case study looks at how NQ Dry Tropics have been supporting a […]

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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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