From little things, big things grow

From little things, big things grow

Geography teacher Gary Simkin knows a lot about teaching and learning, and a lot about the land....

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Mt Emu Ck commitment

Mt Emu Ck commitment

When beef farmers Brad and Marg Gilmour first started fencing their Mt Emu Creek frontage near Terang 30 years ago, many locals thought they were a bit eccentric. ...

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Joint council and CMA project

Joint council and CMA project

A collaborative project at Green Hill Lake near Ararat between Ararat Rural City, Glenelg Hopkins CMA and the Ararat Landcare Group has resulted in the Council finding a win:win solution for part of the Green Hill Lake Reserve....

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Tarragal nesting boxes

Tarragal nesting boxes

The Tarragal Landcare Group with funding from Glenelg Hopkins CMA, has provided nesting boxes for native birds and animals throughout the Cashmore area near Portland....

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Japanese Landcare exchange

Japanese Landcare exchange

RMIT University, the Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Friends of Yatmerone and the Pierrepoint Land Protection Group welcomed Japanese Landcarers to the region in March 2014....

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  • Glenelg Flow update

    Glenelg Flow update

    Glenelg Hopkins CMA is the environmental flow manager for the Glenelg River. View current Glenelg River flows.

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  • Report fish deaths

    Report fish deaths

    Call the EPA - 1800444004 Under statewide protocols the EPA is the control agency for all fish kill related incidents.

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  • 0428982277 TextaCarp

    0428982277 TextaCarp

    Anglers who enjoy fishing in the Glenelg River, can help the CMA in its battle against carp just by picking up the phone

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  • Farewell Shorebirds

    Farewell Shorebirds

    Farewell Shorebirds will allow bird lovers of all shapes and sizes to learn more about shorebirds, follow their progress

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  • GHWS Draft

    GHWS Draft

    Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority has released its draft Glenelg Hopkins Waterway Strategy for public comme

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  • Coastal DeFENCE

    Coastal DeFENCE

    Expressions of Interest OPEN NOW to April 18 2014

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Glenelg Hopkins CMA Victoria, Australia

The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment encompasses the Glenelg, Hopkins and Portland Coast Basins lying south of the Great Dividing Range in south western Victoria.

The region 25,000 square kms, includes the cities and townships of Ballarat, Hamilton, Warrnambool, Ararat, Casterton, Mortlake, Port Fairy, Beaufort and Portland.

Major employment sources of agriculture, forestry and fishing provide nearly 25% of total employment. Agriculture is dominant, with forestry and fishing largely confined to the South -west coastal parts of the region.

Approximately 81% of the Glenelg Hopkins region has been developed for agricultural use. Around 2% of the catchment comprises pine forest, 16% is native forest and less than 1% is used for urban and industrial development.

The greatest impact on the region is the degradation caused by pest plant and animals, habitat loss, dryland salinity, decline in water quality of waterways and water erosion. These are many of the issues the Glenelg Hopkins CMA is trying to combat through its many programs. But it can only be done with the support of the community.