Community Engagement Archives - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Thrive: nature, water and wellbeing

    Our rivers, wetlands and floodplains have long supported our way of life, providing fresh water, fertile soils and food, as well as spiritual connection and recreation. As we developed the many opportunities created by rivers, it gradually became apparent that our management was having unexpected negative environmental consequences, and that if we were to sustain […]

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  • The Issue-Attention Cycle: Up and Down with Climate Change

    Anthony Downs, writing in the early 70s described the Issue-Attention Cycle – the five stage cycle of media attention and public interest regarding a particular issue.  His work is just as relevant today, particularly when we look at issues like climate change which as an issue, seems to have moved through the full five stages […]

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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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  • 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 gift to you this December – words and images to inspire the spirit and celebrate our beautiful riverine environments

    Thankyou for supporting the Australian River Restoration Centre by liking and following us this year.  We enjoy connecting with you, and love the thought of our posts going out into your networks because you also believe what we do about the importance of caring for our fabulous riverine environments.  For the month of December we […]

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  • Carping at Christmas – A Community Conversation

    We are delighted to invite you to this fabulous event, which is part of the Rivers of Carbon Southern Biodiversity Linkages Project. Date: Friday 9 December 2016 Time: 4.30-6.30pm (3.30pm how to fillet and cook carp, 4.30-6.30pm speakers, 6.30-7.15pm refreshments) Venue: Hall Pavilion, Hall Showgrounds, ACT Did you know that carp is the most commonly […]

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  • Wetland Futures – Economies and Social Justice (18th International Riversymposium)

    A special session focusing on wetlands will consider how government, science and communities can contribute to economies and social justice through wetland restoration. Held during the 18th International Riversymposium, the session will also explore how benefits from wetland restoration can best flow through to those most connected to them, supporting their wellbeing and enabling equitable […]

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  • Feeling Fishy T-Shirts Now on Sale

    Want to stand out in the crowd? We have Feeling Fishy T-shirts for sale for just $20 including postage. Visit the ARRC shop to place your order today.

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  • Go Travelling With Riverspace

    A number of stories have recently been added to Riverspace, and below are three new stories we recommend reading: Improving Connectivity of Flows in the Lower Ovens Floodplain Window on the Wetlands Centre, Warren Wonga Wetlands If you would like to have your work featured on Riverspace, please get in touch with Susanne Watkins on susanne.watkins@riverspace.com.au and […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon: Yass River Linkages

    The Yass River is valued by the many people who live by it, go fishing along it, who use its water, and sit on its banks to enjoy the birds and watch the river flow past.  Over the last decade, a lot of work has been done by the Yass community to restore and rehabilitate […]

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