In recent years, HRA has contributed to restoring the health of the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers. For example, on the Murrumbidgee in 2011 we donated 1,500 ML of water to boost flows released by the NSW Government. The project supported a large diversity of native flora and fauna, including the endangered Southern Bell Frog and is one of the largest single donations of water ever made to an environmental project in Australia.
Projects like these enable us to support healthy rivers and pave new ground for water trusts like HRA to gain tax concessions on water donations. With an annual membership fee of $10, members can contribute to restoring rivers and wetlands. Financial contributions help fund community projects and water purchases that will revitalize wetlands and revive declining populations of native wildlife. Check out the website and become a member, its for a good cause.
Mark Siebentritt, Chair Healthy Rivers Australia