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  • What makes a great mentor?

    “A mentor is not someone who walks ahead of you to show you how they did it. A mentor walks alongside you to show you what you can do.” Last week, as I was facilitating a catchup of this year’s Waterway Management Mentoring Program, I was sitting in my hotel room channel surfing and I came […]

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  • One-of-a-kind creek names you won’t believe!

    Guest post by Greg Peters from Riverness We’ve all crossed a Sandy, Dry, Boggy, Deep, Stony or Kangaroo Creek in our travels. But what about those strange named, one-of-a-kind creeks? Here’s a list of my top ten weird waterways: ✅ Forlorn Hope Creek I always think it’s good to start a list in a positive frame of […]

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  • 5 questions we should be asking when engaging NRM stakeholders

    One of the things we enjoy most in our work is engaging and inspiring people to protect and care for their rivers and wetlands. When we do this we are conscious that we are inviting people to start, and hopefully continue a conversation with us. Before we begin, we should be asking ourselves these five […]

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  • Peter Cullen Trust applications now open for the 2018 Science to Policy Program

    As part of the Peter Cullen Trust Facilitation Team I am encouraging you to apply for this year’s Science to Policy Program. What is the Science to Policy Leadership Program? A transformational program designed to create long-term impact and change for Australia’s water and environment managers. Our Science to Policy Leadership Program enables Australia’s future […]

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  • Australasian Bat Night in Goulburn

    In celebration of the Australasian Bat Month – WIRES and Landcare are hosting a Bat Night When: Wednesday 28th March from 6pm Where: WORKSPACE2580, 56 Clinton Street Goulburn Topics that will be discussed: Why we need bats in our environment Ecosystems for bats — what bats need, where they live and where to find them Meet the locals — […]

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  • Clever Ways with Water

    In seven regions across the Murray-Darling Basin there is a lot of monitoring, measuring, analysing and testing going on. Why? To learn how environmental water impacts native plants, animals and ecosystems in different riverine environments. The focus of this work is to collect data across seven ‘selected areas’ (see map) in a consistent manner, to […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon Feeling Fishy Field Day – Yass Gorge 7th April 2018

    If you are in and around Yass on the 7th of April come and join the Rivers of Carbon team for a great day in Yass Gorge exploring native fish, bush tucker, indigenous river stories, Yass Gorge rehabilitation, and of course some cooked carp with our culinary giant Luke Pearce! We will have Waterwatch, Landcare, […]

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  • Fish friendly flows in the Central Murray

    Natasha Childs runs through what is being done to keep fish happy in central Murray rivers. Rivers in the central Murray valley once teemed with native fish like Golden perch and Murray cod, both primary sources of food for Aboriginal people. These large-bodied fish were also abundant during the early days of European settlement, and […]

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  • New life rising from the ashes: revegetating the Cotter Catchment

    The 18th of January 2018 marked the 15th anniversary of the Canberra bushfires which devastated the Canberra community and dramatically changed the landscape of the national capital. As well as taking the lives of four people and destroying hundreds of homes, the intense fires burnt through two thirds of the ACT including the forests of the Lower […]

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  • Managing the Southern Connections

    Natasha Childs explains the system-wide approach being taken to look after this network of rivers. The Southern Connected Basin is a network of rivers that feed into the Murray River between the Hume Dam and the sea. The network includes Victoria’s Goulburn, Campaspe and Loddon rivers, along with the Murrumbidgee, Edward-Wakool, Darling Rivers and, occasionally, […]

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