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28thJun

A new bird app takes flight

Part-parti Mirring-yi (Birds in Country) is a new app featuring Aboriginal bird knowledge of the languages/dialects of South West Victoria.

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28thJun

Glenelg Hopkins CMA Awards Environmental Achievers

Glenelg Hopkins CMA Environmental Achievers Awards were held on Thursday 22 June at the Hamilton and Alexandra College.

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09thJun

BetterBeef Conference comes to Hamilton

June brings the South West Better Beef Conference to Hamilton for the first time

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09thJun

Managing grasslands is a family affair

Peter and Rosemary Oddie combine cropping and sheep farming southeast of Ararat with protecting over 100 acres of significant native grasses.

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09thJun

Join the Glenelg Hopkins Community Advisory Group

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02ndJun

Science just got more real

Science just got more real at Casterton Secondary College.

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19thMay

Glenelg Hopkins drought crews wind up

The Glenelg Hopkins region will miss the assistance provided by the two Drought Employment Crews, based in Ararat and Hamilton.

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15thMay

Glenelg River bouncing back with more flows

The upper Glenelg River is almost unrecognisable compared to what it was at the end of the millennium drought.

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08thMay

Our Catchments Our Communities Leadership Grants

The Our Catchments Our Communities Leadership Development Grants provide an exciting opportunity to develop future leaders in integrated catchment management in Victoria.

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05thMay

Bringing science to life

Glenelg Hopkins Community Liaison Officer Felicity Forth visited Balmoral Community College  to show students a little of the science that applies to managing their own river.

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04thMay

Calling for environmental champions

With 2017 celebrating 30 years of Landcare and 20 years of Catchment Management Authorities, Glenelg Hopkins CMA is seeking your help to find individuals, groups or businesses that have made a significant contribution to the environment in south west Victoria.

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04thMay

Woodland birds on show in Dunkeld

Armed with binoculars, cameras and ID books, 20 keen bird watchers participated in the first Woodland Bird Project count for 2017, providing monitoring data to measure the impacts of Landcare restoration efforts by local farmers.

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26thApr

Fitzroy River Flood Study - Community Meeting

Heywood and district residents are invited to attend a third community meeting for the Heywood, Fitzroy River and Darlot Creek Flood Study, one of ten regional scale flood mapping projects underway across the state. The Victorian Government has provided $1.5 million in funding for this program.

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19thApr

2017 Vic No-Till Conference

Glenelg Hopkins CMA, in partnership with the Victorian No-Till Farmers Association, is offering an opportunity for 17 farmers from the Glenelg Hopkins CMA region to attend the 2017 Vic No-Till annual conference to be held at Moama, Thursday 13 July 2017.

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30thMar

Parliamentary Sec for Water visits Warrnambool

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority had the pleasure of hosting Parliamentary Secretary Anthony Carbines MP in Warrnambool this week

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29thMar

Students learn more about their river

More than 60 Balmoral school kids got up close and personal with native fish from the Glenelg River

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29thMar

Glenelg River users find common ground

Glenelg River users met in Casterton to share their ideas on environmental water releases in the Glenelg River.

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24thMar

Water for Victoria

Recognising Aboriginal Water Values In a first for Victoria, an environmental flow release into the Glenelg River has supported both environmental outcomes as well as Aboriginal cultural values.

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17thMar

Developing the Merri 'Reel' Estate

The Merri River is having a new lease of life as Warrnambool spreads northwards over the river.

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09thMar

Junior Rangers go bush in Gunditjmara Country

In a first for the south west of Victoria, Glenelg Hopkins CMA, in partnership with Gunditj Mirring and Baimbridge College is running a Junior Ranger program

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02ndMar

Help find Percy a home

The ‘Big Fish Hotel Project' has a new face for the campaign - Percy the Estuary Perch.

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28thFeb

Litter Clean-up day for the Fitzroy River estuary

Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Conservation Volunteers Australia are hosting a Clean-up Australia Day activity at the beautiful Fitzroy estuary in Tyrendarra on Saturday March 4, starting at 10:00am.

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24thFeb

Saving money can save the planet yielding top crop

Nitrogen fertilisers can be the single largest input cost for grain growers seeking maximum yield

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22ndFeb

Big Fish Hotels are hot property in Warrnambool

The ‘Big Fish Hotel Project' has received a massive boost thanks to the kind donations of two local businesses.

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17thFeb

Nelson community cleans the Glenelg Estuary

Nelson Coastcare held their third Community litter clean-up day at the Glenelg estuary in Nelson.

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15thFeb

Fish tagged to solve mystery of reappearing perch

In 2010 long-time fisherman Brian Murrell reeled in something he didn't expect to see while fishing in the Glenelg River near Casterton. 

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15thFeb

From salty to fresh

Lower salinity from the upcoming water release into the Glenleg River will mean good things for the both farmers and anglers alike.

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14thFeb

Late summer fresh to renew upper Glenelg

After a cooler than average summer, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority is about to release the second environmental water flow in the Glenelg River for the 2016/ 2017 summer period.

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10thFeb

Demand for Waterway Management Twinning Program

There has been a fantastic response from a call for applications for the 2017 Waterway Management Twinning Program

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10thFeb

Merv Hughes & Crowdfunding help Merri Reel Estate

In an innovative move, GHCMA, Australian River Restoration Centre (ARRC) and 2 other CMA's launch their first crowdfunding campaign, aptly named ‘Funds for Fish.

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07thFeb

Victoria’s Water Sector Kicking Goals

Minister for Water Lisa Neville today released the 2015-16 Victorian Catchment Management Authorities Actions and Achievements Report, highlighting the great work done by our 10 catchment management authorities.

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19thJan

Merri River Restoration Underway

The Merri River Restoration Project is making good progress in its second year.

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18thJan

Fiery Creek - Connecting the Catchment

The Fiery Creek has always had a role in connecting the catchment and communities.

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18thJan

New Releases are breeding like Bandicoots

Glenelg Hopkins CMA is pleased to announce the arrival of baby bandicoots at Hamilton Parklands.

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23rdDec

Picking up the pieces from the September floods

CMA drought crews are helping local farmers deal with the legacyof the September floods.

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20thDec

Rare blackfish found in Caramut creek

Three Caramut kids had a slippery and scientific start to the school holidays .

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19thDec

The last mile for drought crew

When Angus McLean bought Kurramyra two years ago he knew he was in for a challenge.

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08thDec

Keeping an eye on woodland birds

Declining woodland  bird species the Red-capped Robin is back in the Ararat Hills.

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08thDec

Environmental flows banked for dry times

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has kicked off this year's environmental water flows and are banking water for the upcoming summer.

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02ndDec

Celebrating the local CFA

Local Country Fire Authorities were celebrated at a community meeting in Wickliffe last week

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01stDec

Native Grasslands on show at Skipton

Local landholders joined with Glenelg Hopkins CMA to enjoy a native grasslands field day at St Enochs near Skipton.

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25thNov

Culling carp for clearer rivers

It's been zap and trap for carp in the upper Glenelg this week with Glenelg Hopkins CMA using high tech methods to locate and cull schools of carp in the Harrow area.

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23rdNov

Removing pines for Red-tailed Black Cockatoos

Saving the endangered Red-tailed Black Cockatoos is the aim of a recent push by Glenelg Hopkins.

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23rdNov

Have your say about our estuaries

The southwest community are invited to have their say at the Hopkins & Merri Estuary Management Plan Review Workshop in Warrnambool.

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09thNov

Drought Crew chip in at Cemetery Creek

How long-time landcarer Aileen Banfield got involved revegetating Cemetary Creek  and  why she's thankful the Glenelg Hopkins CMA Ararat Drought Crew have chipped in to help her group stay on top of the weeds there.

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31stOct

Drought Crew help farmers with aftermath of floods

Glenelg Hopkins CMA Ararat Drought Crew found more than they expected when helping a Maroona farmer clear debris from fences in the aftermath of recent floods.

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26thOct

New digs for Merri River fish

Fish in the Merri River are in for a treat, with six fish hotels set to be established in theMerri River estuary.

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24thOct

Environmental water held back in Rocklands

Due to recent flooding, no environmental water has been released from Rocklands Reservoir into the Glenelg River since early July.

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21stOct

Drought Crew lend flooded farmers a hand

When George Carr started working with the drought crew early in the year, the last thing he expected was to be up to his knees in flood waters.

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19thOct

Just one week to get applications in!

On 25 November 2016, Landcare in Victoria celebrates its 30th anniversary. To mark this milestone and in recognition of those who have made an outstanding contribution to Landcare in Victoria, we are inviting nominations in the three awards categories  

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05thOct

Drought Crews mop up after flooding

With Glenelg Hopkins regional communities taking stock and starting to clean up after therecent rains, the Drought Employment Program (DEP) crews have been pitching in to help in areas affected by the flooding.

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23rdSep

Fitzroy River Flood Study

Fitzroy River Flood Study - Community meeting for flood preparation

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23rdSep

Launch of Aboriginal Participation Guidelines

Launch of Aboriginal Participation Guidelines in Victorian CMAs.  

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22ndSep

Have the Floods Affected You?

Landholders in the Glenelg Hopkins region can contact the CMA to discuss their situation and the possibility of some of the repairs being eligible for Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).   

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30thAug

Victoria's Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Victoria's second Climate Change Adaptation Plan will outline the Government's vision for a climate-ready Victoria. With this Plan we will prepare Victorian communities to meet the challenges and act on the opportunities of climate change. Our aim is to ensure that Victoria remains a healthy, prosperous, safe and vibrant place t

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26thAug

Drought Crews attack a prickly problem

Glenelg Hopkins CMA's two drought crews have been hard at work, assisting a variety of landholders and community groups to plant trees, undertake weed control activities and maintain sites damaged by recent flash flooding.

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22ndAug

CMA Drought Crew working through the winter

Continuing the Victorian Government's Drought Employment Program, Glenelg Hopkins CMA's drought crews have been hard at work despite wet conditions in recent weeks.

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10thAug

Proposal to rename Mount Eccles

Mount Eccles National Park is cooperatively managed by Parks Victoria and Gunditjmara Traditional Owners through the Budj Bim Council.  

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23rdJul

Wannon WAP - Stage Two

Wannon WAP2 Summary Report provides insight to the current status of our waterways

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20thJul

VEWH buys water to protect Wimmera & Glenelg River

VEWH buys water to protect Wimmera and Glenelg rivers

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04thJul

CMA celebrating Indigenous Community Trainee

CMA celebrating Indigenous Community Trainee Just three short years ago Ryan Jones felt frustrated, working in an uninspiring job with no future. Now he is valued member of the Glenelg Hopkins team and is passionate about sharing his newfound knowledge and skills with the community.    

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22ndJun

Getting the whole story on Holistic Management

With our climate following predicted trends in becoming warmer and drier, farmers are looking for farming systems that can help them remain productive and profitable.

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22ndJun

Planting Trees for Fish

Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare, Glenelg Hopkins CMA and DELWP's Arthur Rylah Institute are holding a "Planting Trees for Fish" Day on Saturday 2 July 2016 for the Merri estuary.

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15thJun

Nelson Coastcare Inc.

Nelson Coastcare Inc. has been in operation since the end of 2010. The reasons for this volunteer group being established came about for two basic reasons.

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15thJun

Partnerships key to Fiery Creek project success

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has been working on the upper Fiery Creek Restoration Project for the past 3 years in partnership with landholders and Landcare groups, including the Beyond Bolac Catchment Action Group.

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15thJun

Anglers turn out for the Glenelg River

Over 100 people participated in field days at Balmoral, Casterton, Harrow and Dartmoor in recent weeks where staff from Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Austral Research used fish survey techniques to highlight native fish species in the Glenelg River.

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07thJun

Glenelg Ramsar Stakeholder Workshop

You are INVITED to provide your feedback on the draft Glenelg Ramsar Management Plan at the Nelson Hall on 16 Junbe 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm

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07thJun

Farming Fantasies, Rural Realities

The recent rural women's forum, called Farming Fantasies - Rural Realities, at Dunkeld, was a great success. Over 80 women from the region came together to listen to local women share their stories and to discuss issues facing rural women.

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06thJun

Grampians to Pyrenees Conservation Action Plan

You are invited to the launch of the Grampians to Pyrenees Conservation Action Plan in Halls Gap on 9th june 2016.

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03rdJun

South West Landcare Gathering 2016

Join us on Thursday 23rd June, at the Willaura Memorial Hall.

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30thMay

Healthier Catchments, Healthier Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting greater community involvement in managing our catchments to provide a healthier environment for all Victorians.

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24thMay

Landcare Protects Waterways with Riparian Grants

Two Landcare groups in the Glenelg Hopkins region will be undertaking projects to protect waterways in the Glenelg Hopkins region, after Minister Neville announced the successful Regional Riparian Action Plan (RRAP) grants in Beaufort on Wednesday.

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20thMay

Glenelg River Wetlands

HAVE YOUR SAY!  

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12thMay

Angler Engagement Fish Field Days

Glenelg Hopkins CMA, in partnership with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder will be holding Glenelg River Angler and Community Fishing Days.

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11thMay

National Volunteer Week 9-15 May

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority celebrates the valuable contribution volunteers make to create a better future for our regional community and natural environment.

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27thApr

Farming Fantasies – Rural Realities

On Friday 13th of May Glenelg Hopkins CMA will be hosting a forum for women on farms at the Dunkeld Community Centre.

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04thApr

Partnership Statement Signing at Mt Eccles

Gunditj Mirring TOAC and Glenelg Hopkins CMA sign Partnership Statement at Mount Eccles    

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18thMar

Drought Support comes to Glenelg Hopkins region

An extension to the Victorian Government's Drought Support Program to incorporate Glenelg Hopkins CMA region was announced on 9 March 2016.

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02ndMar

Grants available to protect Vic Coasts

Community organisations have been called on from Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water The Hon Lisa Neville to apply for grants up to $7500 for projects that assist in protecting and enhancing the coastal and near-shore marine environment in the Barwon South West region.

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02ndMar

Painting a picture of the past

Have you ever thought about the big old trees in our region? Have you ever considered the history that they have witnessed? Aboriginal people used the bark of trees for things like shelter, canoes, shields and containers (coolamons).

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02ndMar

Harrow Flood Investigation

In late 2010 and again in early 2011, Victoria experienced extreme rainfall events that produced significant flooding across the state. Harrow was one of the many towns impacted by flooding during these events.

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02ndMar

Fitzroy River & Darlot Crk Waterway Action Plan

The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority will be undertaking a Waterway Action Plan (WAP) in the Tyrendarra and Codrington region throughout March and April 2016.

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17thFeb

Farming Fantasies – Rural Realities

Make Friday the 13th of May a day for making your own luck and be inspired by the wonderful women in our community.

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17thFeb

Action continues to protect Wannon Waterways

Autumn 2016 marks an important period in the continuing partnership between landholders and Glenelg Hopkins CMA to protect and enhance the waterways of the Wannon River catchment.

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17thFeb

Soil Health Seminars held across Western Victoria

The first of three soil health seminars to be run across western Victoria will be held at the Hamilton Showgrounds on Tuesday, 1 March from 9am to 3pm.

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17thFeb

Lake Bolac welcomes Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe

The Lake Bolac community is busy preparing for the 11th Eel Festival which will be held over the weekend of April 8 to 10.

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08thFeb

Orchid discovered near Casterton

A new population of the threatened Dense Leek-orchid (Prasophyllum spicatum) has been discovered near Casterton, Victoria.

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02ndFeb

World Wetlands Day - Seasonal Herbaceous Wetlands

February 2nd is World Wetland Day, but it's not a great time to see some of the wetlands of our region....

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14thJan

Rivers get boost in funding

The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, the Hon Lisa Neville recently launched the statewide Regional Riparian Action Plan.

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21stDec

Cockchafer Management during dry seasons on farm

One of the more common insect pests encountered on farm during dry seasons such as the two consecutive dry springs recently experienced throughout most of Southwest Victoria, is the black headed cockchafer.

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11thDec

Cleaning up the Grange

A program of works is about to commence aimed at enhancing the natural habitat features and recreational fishing amenities on the Grange Burn through Hamilton. This will compliment previous works along the river undertaken by the Grange Burn Stakeholders Group, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority, Conservation Volunte

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11thDec

Glenelg Hopkins Region moves to No. 1 in Victoria

According to data recently released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Glenelg Hopkins region had the highest agricultural production value in Victoria during 2013-14.

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11thDec

CMA celebrates International Volunteers Day

On International Volunteer Day, Saturday 5 December, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority celebrated the valuable contribution volunteers make to create a better future for our regional community and natural environment

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26thNov

Tony Ford to lead Glenelg Hopkins CMA Board

Mr Antony Ford has joined Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority as the new Chair.

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19thNov

Walking in a Winter Swamp Wonderland

Discover the beauty, wonder and cultural significance of wetlands on a guided tour of Winter Swamp

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10thNov

Eastern Maar Country Plan

'Meerreengeeye ngakeepoorryeeyt' is Eastern Maar's first plan for their Country. It was undertaken with support from Native Title Services Victoria, Corangamite CMA and Glenelg Hopkins CMA.

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28thOct

A Collaborative Approach for Ramsar Nomination

In January 2014, the Victorian government announced at a community event in Nelson that the Glenelg Hopkins CMA would use its winnings from the Australian Riverprize to complete the necessary listing documentation to nominate the Glenelg Estuary and Long Swamp complex as the next Victorian Ramsar site.

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27thOct

Farm Habitats for Woodland Birds

The second count of the twice yearly woodland bird monitoring program in the south west has recorded more birds than the previous spring.

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22ndOct

Judas Carp Wins Innovation Award

Glenelg Hopkins CMA was awarded the River Basin Management Society's Award for Innovation in Waterway Management at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium on Friday 9 October.

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25thSep

Glenelg River facing dry conditions

The Glenelg River is facing drier than usual conditions this summer.  

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25thSep

Green hands helping the community

Rob McKay at Maroona, had a major revegetation program establishing 3000 native plants with assistance from Glenelg Hopkins CMA.

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11thSep

Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum

The Arthur Rylah Institute, with project partners are hosting a Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum in Warrnambool on Saturday 26 September 2015.

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24thAug

Push for Budj Bim World Heritage recognition

Traditional owners of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape at Lake Condah in Victoria are pushing for the site to be recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage area.

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21stAug

2015 Great South West Dairy Awards

Glenelg Hopkins CMA dairy farmer Daniel Croft wins NRM Dairy Awards The Glenelg Hopkins CMA region was celebrated at the Great South West Dairy Awards 2015 in May with the Natural Resource and Sustainability Manager of the Year award being presented to Daniel Croft by Board Director Karen Wales.      

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07thAug

Traditional Owners share knowledge

Traditional Owners share knowledge with landholders about Aboriginal cultural heritage management By Jane Walker (Glenelg Hopkins CMA) Over the past twelve months Glenelg Hopkins CMA has supported Traditional Owners and the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (OAAV) in delivering two cultural heritage information forums to L

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07thAug

Yarns on Farms

By Denis Rose (Gunditj Mirring TOAC) and Jane Walker (Glenelg Hopkins CMA) Since early 2013, the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (TOAC), Glenelg Hopkins CMA and other partners have run an extension program called Yarns on Farms across Gunditjmara country in south-west Victoria. The program aims to buil

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30thJun

Glenelg River marathon for Estuary Perch

Recent fish surveys of the Glenelg River have highlighted a marathon swim by an Estuary Perch found at Harrow after an upstream trip of more than 300 kilometres.  

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26thJun

The Woodland Bird Forum at Dunkeld

An impressive line-up of speakers headlined the Woodland Bird Forum on June 18 drawing a large crowd of those interested in the bird diversity through the region. The event held in Dunkeld Community Centre was hosted by Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Panyyabyr Landcare Group and funded through the Australian Government's National Land

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25thJun

2015 Annual South West Landcare Gathering

Landcarers from across the region met at Hawkesdale for the 3rd Annual South West Landcare Gathering co-hosted by the CMA and Basalt to Bay Landcare Network. The event was held at the Hawkesdale Memorial Hall on the 28 of May.

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25thJun

Environmental Achievers Awards

Glenelg Hopkins CMA Environmental Achievers Awards were held on Friday 19 June at the Hamilton Exhibition and Conference Centre. Nominations were received from across the region recognising individuals, groups and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the environment in south west Victoria.

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10thJun

Sean Dooley, the ‘Birdman’ to speak at Forum

A WOODLAND Bird Forum evening is to be held at Dunkeld on June 18, raising awareness of the importance of declining woodland habitat. This habitat is of vital importance to the woodland birds of South Eastern Australia. The project is supported by Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority through funding from the Australia

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11thMay

2015 Victorian Landcare Awards - Entries Now Open

Calling for entries from Landcarers working on Sustainable farming, Coastcare,Junior Landcare, Indigenous land management and much more.With nine national categories, there is certain to be one to fit any kind of Landcare project. ENTRIES CLOSE ON 21 JUNE 2015  

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11thMay

6th Biodiversity Across Borders Conference

‘Biodiversity in Rural Landscapes' This 6th Biodiversity Across the Borders Conference will be held on 12 June 2015 at Federation University's Mt Helen Campus.  

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11thMay

An Evening with the Birds

Upper Hopkins Land Management Group (UHLMG) hosted a well attended "Evening with the Birds" in Ararat on April 14th.

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11thMay

4th South West Landcare Gathering

To be held on 28th May 2015 at the Hawkesdale Memorial Hall

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11thMay

Yambuk Litter Clean-up Day

Over 4 tonnes of rubbish were recently removed from the Yambuk Lake estuary during a 'Litter Clean-up Day" on Tuesday 17th March.

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11thMay

VLC Regional Forum

The Victorian Landcare Council (VLC) Regional Forum will be held at Dunkeld on the weekend of May 8 to 10.

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11thMay

Pasture Cropping to improve soil health

Pasture Cropping information provided by Sally Cunningham (DEDJTR) and Workshop details.

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11thMay

Understanding Soil on your Farm

A "women on dairy farms" event planned for Terang on Wednesday, June 10th and a repeat of this day at Koroit on Thursday, June 12th is sure to attract interest as the focus is on one of the farms most valuable assets - SOIL.

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11thMay

Farmers Challenged to Improve Silage Making

Media Release from the Grassland Society of Southern Australian Inc. "Sheep & Beef Farmers Challenged to Improve Soil Making".

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01stApr

CMA Board Appointments - Positions now open!

Minister for Environment, Lisa Neville, and Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Anthony Carbines, announced the Andrews Labor Government is seeking expressions of interest to fill important catchment management appointments.

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27thMar

Landcare Facilitator Positions Funded for Four Yrs

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water has committed $3.2 million to ensure the funding of Victoria's 68 Landcare Facilitator positions for another four years.

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27thMar

Bring Back the Banksias & save the Sheokes

Glenelg Hopkins CMA, in association with Nature Glenelg Trust and Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, invite you to a workshop focusing on the status of three very important species: Silver Banksia's, Drooping Sheokes and Sweet Bursarias.

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02ndMar

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Waterway Twinning Program

Glenelg Hopkins CMA will be running a Waterway Management Masterclass and Twinning project. The project will offer grants to river management organisations and groups in South-east Australia to collaborate in a mentor/mentee relationship to share knowledge and deliver world class river protection and rehabilitation projects.

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09thFeb

2015 Environmental Achievers Awards

The Glenelg Hopkins Environmental Achievers Awards recognise individuals and groups and that have made a significant contribution to the environment in the south west Victoria.

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09thFeb

Crack down on carp hotspots

An impressive 462 kg of carp has been removed from identified hotspots in the Glenelg River through the Judas carp project overseen by Glenelg Hopkins CMA.   

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06thFeb

Trees for the Pyrenees

Trees for the Pyrenees When Beverly Moore moved to her property at Trawalla near Beaufort in 2012, little did she realise just how much she would miss the tall forest canopy she left behind from her previous home in the Dandenong Ranges. With this in mind and with some new contacts, an idea was formed. If she couldn't have th

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29thJan

All About Yambuk

All About Yambuk The Yambuk Lake system is set to benefit from priority on ground actions as identified by local landholders and authorities in a recent Waterway Action Plan (WAP). The target area of 5140 ha encompasses the entire perimeter of the Yambuk Lake system and its associated salt influenced waterways and allowed 58 p

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13thJan

Victorian elections

As the Victorian State election was held on Saturday 29 November 2014, resulting in a change of State Government, content on this website will be updated accordingly.

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12thJan

Flood of Memories from Ararat Community

Flood of memories from Ararat community The CMA recently invited community members to hear about the process of the flood investigation and to share their memories, photographs and other relevant memorabilia which might contribute to the study. Information gathered from the session was extremely valuable, and included informat

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29thAug

Premier launches waterway strategy

A waterway strategy for the management of rivers, estuaries and wetlands across the Glenelg Hopkins region has been launched by Premier and Member for South West Coast Denis Napthine.

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29thAug

Shaping the year for environmental water

The environmental improvement in the Glenelg River and tributaries will continue, with the release of Victoria's Seasonal Watering Plan 2014-15 assuring delivery of environmental water into the Glenelg River system, according to Glenelg Hopkins CMA chief executive Kevin Wood.

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29thAug

Funding for Public Place Recycling

The Waste Reduction Group will work with the Corangamite Shire and its other four member councils; Glenelg Shire, Moyne Shire, Southern Grampians Shire and Warrnambool City Council to roll out the Sustainability Victoria Regional Public Place Recycling Grants program across the region.

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29thAug

Dairy farm wins the green way

Seeing their farm transform from a run-down property into an award-winning operation that has improved the soil and the environment has been rewarding for Simpson dairy farmers Andrew and Linda Whiting.

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12thAug

American expert digs a hole for himself

An international cropping specialist attended a field day at Streatham, organised by Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Victorian No-Till Farmers Association.

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12thAug

Funds for Fencing and Revegetation

Landholders from Balmoral to Casterton are being invited to apply for funding to help protect the waterways on their properties.

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24thJul

Ararat flood investigation

The Ararat community will be better prepared for flooding with a $251,000 detailed flood investigation, Minister for Water Peter Walsh and Member for Wannon Dan Tehan announced today.

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09thJul

Shelterbelts is the word

The Basalt to Bay Landcare Network is spreading the word about the benefits of native shelterbelts on a national and potentially international stage.

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13thJun

Help Shape our Water Future

Residents of Ballarat and Region are invited to help shape how water sources are used to keep where we live green, liveable and prosperous

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06thJun

Happy 1st Birthday Sandford Fish ladder

Surveys of the Glenelg River have shown the many fish species have used the fish ladder which was installed at Sandford last year, 12 months after the fish ladder was commissioned by the Glenelg Hopkins CMA at the Sandford weir.

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03rdJun

Woodland bird expert workshops

A leading bird expert will conduct a workshop in Ararat, to help people with various identification tips and survey methods of woodland birds.

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30thMay

Glenelg River in RipRap

The Glenelg River Restoration Project features in the latest edition of RipRap.The RipRap magazine celebrates Australia's wonderful and diverse riverine environments by featuring science and stories about different river management topics including fish, river health, environmental water and river management.

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28thMay

Call for Advisory Group members

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority is calling for expressions of interest from community members to join its Advisory Group.

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14thMay

Threatened species and communities

Threatened species programs remain a high priority area of focus throughout the Glenelg Hopkins region.

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09thMay

Profitability over production

A focus on profitability and cost control rather than high production has helped DemoDAIRY to reverse its financial situation.

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07thMay

Have your say on the future of our soils

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority has released its draft Soil Health Strategy 2014-19 for public comment. The opportunity to provide feedback on the draft strategy will be available from May 3 to June 2, 2014.

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08thApr

Draft Waterway Strategy released

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

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28thMar

25 years of Landcare

The National Natural Resource Management (NRM) Regions' Working Group congratulates Landcare on their 25th anniversary and welcomes the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) call for a new decade of action to tackle the challenges confronting Australia's land, water, wildlife and far

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26thMar

Japanese Landcare exchange

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

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25thMar

Fox cull for bandicoots

Fox predation has corralled a population of the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot into a confined 30ha site at St Helens, 8km inland from Yambuk and 26km west of Port Fairy, Victoria.

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17thMar

Eel Festival Healing Walk

With the 10th Lake Bolac Eel Festival to be held on the weekend of March 21 to 23, the Festival Healing Walk, traditionally held in the lead up to the Festival, got under way on Thursday March 13.

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21stFeb

Cypress dieback sessions

Sessions on cypress dieback and what is known about it were held at three public information sessions on Tuesday 25 February at Mortlake, Derrinallum and Beeac.

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21stFeb

G2P Biolink information session

G2P Biolink is up and running with a number of landholders expressing interest

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28thJan

Glenelg River goes international

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine announced that the Glenelg River will be a finalist in the 2014 International Riverprize award, at a function hosted by Glenelg Hopkins CMA at Nelson on Friday.

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08thJan

Reflections on Glenelg River’s big year

The second edition of the Victorian Environmental Water Holder's (VEWH) annual watering booklet Reflections - environmental watering in Victoria 2012-13 has been launched by The Hon Ryan Smith, Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

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09thDec

NRM plan for climate change

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has received Australian Government funding to develop an NRM plan for Climate Change to support the Glenelg Hopkins Regional Catchment Strategy 2013-19.

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18thNov

Glenelg River Project continues

The Glenelg River Restoration Project project will support communitiesto protect the ecological values of the Glenelg catchment through arange of integrated activities.

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28thOct

Glenelg River flows meeting

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority is holding an information session in Harrow, to present the outcomes of the recently-updated Glenelg River Flow Study and to provide a progress update on the Judas Carp project.

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28thOct

South West Landcare Gathering

More than 30 Landcare members from across the region attended the Glenelg Hopkins CMA South West Landcare Gathering in October.

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28thOct

Holistic Management training

Responding to interest from farmers, Glenelg Hopkins CMA is providing land managers with an opportunity to undertake training in Holistic Management®.

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21stOct

Mike Wagg to lead Glenelg Hopkins CMA

The Victorian Government has announced the re-appointment of Mike Wagg from Port Fairy, as the chairperson of Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (CMA).

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21stOct

Beaufort Flood Guide on the way

Victoria State Emergency Service (SES), in partnership with the Pyrenees Shire Council and Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority, are excited to announce that early 2014 will see the launch of the FloodSafe program in Beaufort.

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25thSep

Glenelg River wins Riverprize

The Glenelg River Restoration Project was announced the winner in Australia's biggest environmental award at a gala awards presentation in September.

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04thSep

Our artistic estuaries

Artists and environmental enthusiasts alike are welcome to an event in Warrnambool on Wednesday 18 September.

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30thAug

Glenelg River's “outstanding” prize

Glenelg Hopkins CMA's Glenelg River project was awarded the State's most outstanding waterway management project of the year, at the River Basin Management Society awards night last week.

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22ndAug

Portable devices monitor river levels

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has used portable devices to monitor river levels in recent flooding in the south-west.

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20thAug

Five years funding from Australian Government

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has received $10.8 million under the Caring for our Country program, to deliver its projects over the next five years.

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20thAug

New Landcare project at DemoDAIRY

DemoDAIRY will track the flow of nutrients in water runoff across its Terang farm in a new project that will provide greater understanding on the loss of nutrients due to leaching.

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20thAug

Students and Landcare get "hands on" at Dunkeld

More than 1000 trees were planted at the Red Gum field day at Brendan and Dinah Gordon's Dunkeld property on Friday 24 May, organised by Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Panyyabyr Landcare Group.

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18thAug

Glenelg Hopkins frog calls on the net

Glenelg Hopkins CMA's popular "Frogs of the Glenelg Hopkins region" CD and printed frog guides have been reproduced, and the CD is also now available on the CMA website - www.ghcma.vic.gov.au.

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15thAug

Red-tail Annual Count

More than 130 volunteers participated in the 2013 Annual Count for the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. The weather conditions on the day were favourable for counting birds, with many volunteers spending many hours scouring the stringybark tracks in hope of spotting a few cockatoos.

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07thAug

South west soils conference

The 2013 South West Soil Conference in Warrnambool on September 4 and 5 will focus on soil health and how agricultural activities can impact on its ability to make a profit.

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01stAug

Watering plan good news for flora and fauna

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) has released its third Seasonal Watering Plan, which provides the blueprint for Victoria's environmental watering program in 2013-14, including the Glenelg River.

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31stJul

Plasback - Keeping silage wrap out of landfill

More than 100 tonnes of silage wrap, covers and baling twine has been collected in Victoria's south west region for recycling, as part of the Plasback recycling program.Councils including Corangamite, Southern Grampians, Glenelg, Moyne and Colac Otway, provide collection points at their transfer stations in support of the TAPEX

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31stJul

Many benefits from community orchard

The Hamilton Community Orchard provides many benefits for the local community, giving people access to fresh produce with low food miles, improving skills, beautifying public space and most noticeably, creating and strengthening community connections.

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24thJul

VEWH Community Consultations

Victorian Environmental Water Holder - Community Consultations - 30 July 2013

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16thJul

Volcanic Plains Grasslands Workshop

The protection of more than 2500 ha of Natural Temperate Grasslands on the Victorian Volcanic Plains (VVP) over the past four years, was celebrated at a workshop organised by Glenelg Hopkins CMA in Lake Bolac.

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11thJul

Glenelg Hopkins Riverprize final

The Glenelg River Restoration Project and the Lake Condah Project made history last week when it was announced that both were finalists in Australia's biggest environmental prize.

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28thJun

Beyond Bolac CAG Winter Forum

The Beyond Bolac Catchment Action Group's winter forum on July 19 has a broad agenda.

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31stMay

Glenelg Hopkins Regional Catchment Strategy launch

The Glenelg Hopkins region's environmental blueprint for the next six years has been launched by Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Mr Ryan Smith.

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16thMay

Media backs Volunteers

The Weekly Times, Victoria's biggest rural newspaper, has backed Victoria's 10 CMAs to promote volunteers during National Volunteers Week.

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16thMay

Red Gums in steps

Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Pannyabyr Landcare Group are running a Red Gum field day on Friday May 24 to help conserve the district's iconic Red Gums.

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14thMay

CMA says Thanks a Million

National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to say ‘Thanks a Million' to the many volunteers across the State helping Victoria's 10 Catchment Management Authorities to protect and enhance our waterways, landscapes and communities.

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03rdMay

Wickliffe Flood Investigation Wrap up

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority has concluded the Wickliffe Flood Investigation, which has provided information to improve flood preparedness and planning decisions.

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30thApr

Sandford fish way up and running

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA's construction of a fish way at the Sandford weir on the Glenelg River is now completed.

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19thApr

Strong response to Fiery Creek session

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA's Fiery Creek Restoration Project attracted about 35 landholders to a community information session at Raglan last week.

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11thApr

CMA Boards meet at Rocklands

Balmoral played host to the region's primary managers of environmental water this month.

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21stMar

United Approach to Pine Wildlings Problem

The expansion of the ‘Glenelg Alliance' taskforce has added new strength to the fight to control pine wildlings across Victoria's south west. HVP Plantations and Green Triangle Forest Products recently met for the first time with Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority, Parks Victoria, Conservation Volunteers Austra

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12thMar

Compensation flow plan shores up water supplies

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has endorsed a new compensation flow plan for the Glenelg River.

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04thMar

‘Fish ladder’ opens up the river

Fish will be able to move more freely along the Glenelg River with the installation of a ‘fish ladder' at Sandford Weir.

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28thFeb

Bus to Soils for Life field day

Glenelg Hopkins CMA is providing a bus for people people to attend the National Soils for Life program field day - ‘TURNING SAND INTO SOIL USING BIOLOGICAL SOIL SCIENCE' - at Mt Gambier on Wednesday, March 13.

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20thFeb

Credit where credit’s due

Ararat landholders Peter and Christine Forster are the first farm partnership in Victoria to go through the process of registering a revegetation project for carbon credits under the Australian Government's Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).

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02ndFeb

World Wetlands Day

With the rainfall over the past few years, many wetlands in the Glenelg Hopkins catchment are brimming life, and provide a reason to celebrate on February 2 - World Wetlands Day.

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17thJan

Caring for wildlife this summer

The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) has reminded holiday makers to care for our wildlife over the summer holidays.

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17thJan

CMA helps Greg and Sue achieve their vision

Greg and Sue Cook have worked towards protecting remnant vegetation on their farm, since they purchased their property "Ayrhaven", 25km north of Casterton, in July 2002.

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14thDec

DemoDAIRY wins major award

DemoDAIRY Co-operative of Terang has won the prestigious Parks Victoria Environment and Sustainability Award in the 2012 Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

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05thDec

Port Fairy workshop deals with coastal weeds

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority hosted a workshop in Port Fairy to address the issue of new and emerging weeds along the coastline.

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05thDec

Botanical Surveying Budj Bim Landscape

A recent botanical survey of the Budj Bim landscape by well-known ecological consultant Geoff Carr from Ecology Australia will assist the future application of traditional and contemporary Indigenous land management in that region.

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16thOct

Information session on Myrtle Rust

Glenelg Hopkins CMA is hosting an information session on Myrtle Rust on November 8, to assist with the future identification and management of this newly-detected fungal disease.

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12thOct

16,000km of waterways being cared for

When we think of Australia’s big backyard, we often conjure images of beaches, of coastlines and families enjoying our rivers and streams. Of our special marine mammals – dolphins and seals, and tree-lined billabongs and rivers in rural towns.

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25thSep

Waterway species survey

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has launched a survey to find out which river, wetland and estuary dependent species are the most valued by the community in our catchment .

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18thSep

Red Gum Woodlands projects all action

It's all action in the coming weeks with the Glenelg Hopkins CMA's Red Gum Woodlands Project. Fences are nearing completion, plants are being collected for revegetation and direct seeding will soon be undertaken.

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11thSep

Make Money from Coastal Marshland

$1 million is available for Victoria's coastal land managers to protect Orange-bellied Parrot habitat, one of Victoria's most threatened species.

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05thSep

Biodiversity Month in Glenelg Hopkins

September - Biodiversity Month is shaping up as a very busy time in the Glenelg Hopkins region, with many projects ready to go once spring arrives.

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27thAug

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Nest Incentives

BirdLife Australia and the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Team launched an innovative new Nest Incentive Scheme in July 2011.

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27thAug

Wetlands condition report is bright

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the first report on the condition of Victoria's wetlands shows that, despite 13 years of drought, more than half of Victoria's high value wetlands were in good or excellent condition.

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22ndAug

10 things about Glenelg Hopkins

Glenelg Hopkins is a remarkable region, and here at the CMA we have compiled 10 key regional facts you may not have known.

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03rdAug

TEXT-a-CARP launched

Anglers who enjoy fishing in the Glenelg River, have the chance to help Glenelg Hopkins CMA in its battle against the carp, just by picking up the phone.

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03rdAug

Improved river health good for carp too

The flooding in 2011 and higher flows throughout the Glenelg River catchment have dramatically improved the general health of the River. The higher natural flows combined with increased water allocations has brought not only improved river conditions, but an increase in Carp numbers.

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01stAug

It’s a Tree Change along the coast

It's a Tree As many as 300,000 plants and trees were planted by Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority and partners during 2011-12, and it's a movement that keeps gathering steam.

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09thJul

Holistic planned grazing trial on offer

Glenelg Hopkins CMA in partnership with the Australian Government is answering the call of many Western Victorian famers to provide opportunities to learn about biological and regenerative farming practices.

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09thJul

Threatened Species Recovery Plans

Threatened Species Recovery Plans is an on-going catchment-wide project that enhances the condition, connectivity, resilience and knowledge of populations and habitats of threatened species and reduces critical threats through specific high-priority actions.

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20thJun

Waterway Protection Program for Wando

Landholders in the Wando Vale area will soon be able to access funding rates of up to $5.30 per metre for waterway fencing works, as part of the Waterway Action Program delivered by Glenelg Hopkins CMA.

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05thJun

World Environment Day – June 5

June 5 marks World Environment Day, and while it is commemorated around the globe, the theme in Australia is that "There's a lot happening in our own backyard".

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14thMay

CMA welcomes biodiversity funds

We learned earlier this month that a major project to link high conservation "biodiversity hotspots" in Victoria's far south west had been given the green light, following the Australian Government's announcement of a $2,522,000 grant from its Biodiversity Fund.

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11thMay

RCS seeks public comment

The Glenelg Hopkins Regional Catchment Strategy 2012-2018 was released on May 7 for public feedback. The CMA will receive comments until 5.30pm June 4.

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07thMay

Giving our Red Gums a helping hand

A crowd of almost 40 people attended a field day in the Dunkeld area, to share knowledge and learn more about regenerating Red Gums in a paddock setting.

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03rdMay

Pine wildlings removal program

Parks Victoria staff have just completed works to remove pine wildlings from a section of the Lower Glenelg National Park (LGNP) as part of the Glenelg Alliance project.

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01stMay

Landmate partnership works for all

Landmate is a partnership between Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Project Platypus Landcare Network and Corrections Victoria that supports teams of inmates from Ararat and Langi Kal Kal prisons who work with farmers and community groups on environment improvement projects.

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01stMay

Commitment to Mt Emu Creek

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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01stMay

Beyond Bolac celebrates

As the 6th birthday of Beyond Bolac Catchment Action Group looms, it seems appropriate to look back on the six years from the formation and purpose of the group which came out of community concern for the lake and its catchment .

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28thMar

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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05thMar

Waterway Action Plan unveiled in Dartmoor

Local river health was the topic which drew a crowd for a Glenelg Hopkins CMA community presentation held at the Dartmoor Hotel recently.

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23rdFeb

Red Gums Field Day

Red Gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), the great veteran trees that are scattered across much of our catchment, are in need of a helping han.

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03rdFeb

Beyond Bolac works to healthy future

Five years ago the water level in Lake Bolac began to drop alarmingly. Western Victoria was in the grip of a long dry spell. In fact, the lake did dry up completely in 2008 with the consequential loss of tourism.

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01stFeb

CEO welcomes 2012

Kevin Wood looks forward to the opportunities presented by 2012.

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31stJan

Red-tail Count on May 5

Each year, soon after the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Annual Count, we start getting offers from enthusiastic volunteers to participate in the next count. The trouble is, we can't tell them the date for the count in 12 months in advance.

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30thJan

Flood recovery strengthens small community

TWELVE months on from flood along the Hopkins River, a sense of calm has returned to the usually quiet hamlet of Ellerslie, 30km north of Warrnambool.

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25thJan

Flood studies underway

The Flood Studies for Wickliffe and Skipton have commenced. Wickliffe held a public meeting held in the town before Christmas and a meeting is scheduled in Skipton on February 6.

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08thJan

Federal Government funds biodiversity project

Glenelg Hopkins CMA Chief Executive Kevin Wood has welcomed the Federal Government's announcement that it will fund a major biodiversity protection project on the Victorian Volcanic Plains.

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01stJan

Tarragal Landcare Group creates 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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01stJan

2012 Lake Bolac Eel Festival

The 2012 Lake Bolac Eel Festival has the theme "Flows - of lava, water and story". This theme will carry through all aspects of the festival, particularly the environmental forum which will look at the Impact of lava flows on landscape and the formation of Lake Bolac.

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19thDec

2011 - year of achievements

This year Glenelg Hopkins CMA Directors and staff are particularly proud of our achievements, as they have been attained during a difficult year. 2011 has certainly been a year of significant events affecting our region, as well as satisfying achievements made on behalf of our regional community.

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28thSep

Landcare & community grants

Glenelg Hopkins CMA is currently taking applications for the Victorian Landcare Grant, formally known as the Second Generation Landcare Grant.

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27thSep

Coastal Connections October 2011

The spring sunshine is out and the estuaries of southwest Victoria are looking fantastic!

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23rdSep

Onion Grass Field Day

Glenelg Hopkins CMA is sponsoring a paddock-scale demonstration of findings based on eight years of research undertaken by the Department of Primary Industries near Ararat to develop long-term grazing management systems and strategies on unproductive land.

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31stAug

RiverTender a popular choice

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has recently committed $360,000 towards landholder incentive payments over the next five years under the voluntary tender-based incentive program, RiverTender.

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26thAug

Environmental Achievement Awards

Individuals and groups were recognised at this year's Glenelg Hopkins Environmental Achievement Awards in Hamilton for making significant contributions to improving the environment of the south west

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25thAug

Flood Recovery Crew's prickly problem

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA's Flood Recovery Employment Program has recently come up against a prickly problem.

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07thAug

Coastal Connections

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA's Coastal Community Grants for 2011/12 are open.

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12thJul

Mike Wagg to lead CMA

The Victorian Coalition Government has appointed current board member Mike Wagg to the position of chair of Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority.

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30thJun

Wetlands in a Snapshot

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has announced the winners of its photo competition - ‘Wetlands in a Snapshot' - to capture the return of life to our waterways with a snapshot.          

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22ndJun

Waterway Protection Program for Glenelg River

Landholders in the Dergholm area will soon be able to access funding rates of up to $5.30 per metre for waterway fencing works, as part of the Waterway Action Program delivered by Glenelg Hopkins CMA.

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08thJun

Urban Creeks, Nature's Filter

  While many people within our region have experienced devastating losses as a result of recent floods, this damage has little to do with the extent of native vegetation in our waterways and more to do with the intensity of rainfall and the prolonged wet season.

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01stJun

World Environment Day

There's a lot happening in your backyard

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24thMay

FloodSafe Awareness Week

30 May - 5 June is Flood Safe Awareness Week

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20thMay

Floodplain forum in Beaufort

Glenelg Hopkins CMA hosted the Victorian CMA floodplain management forum in Beaufort last month.

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15thMay

CMA Environmental Awards

The prestigious Glenelg Hopkins Environment Achievement Awards will be staged again in 2011.

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14thApr

Flood repair program

Glenelg Hopkins CMA is well-placed to assist landholders in the catchment, whose properties have been affected by the four flood events that have hit the region since August 2010.

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10thApr

CMA encourages CFOC feedback

Glenelg Hopkins CMA Chief Executive Kevin Wood has welcomed the opportunity for the catchment community to comment on the future of the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program, and has encouraged Glenelg Hopkins land managers and interested community members to have their say.

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10thMar

Pilot CoastalTender Funding Program

The Glenelg Hopkins coast is spectacular. It is one of the region's greatest natural assets and our organisation wants to work with the community caring for it. Our coast has high social, environmental and economic values but it's under increasing pressure from tourism, industry and increased population.

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04thMar

River Health Program comes to Dergholm

Fencing rates of up to $5.10 per metre will be offered to eligible landholders in the Dergholm area as part of a Glenelg Hopkins CMA program targeting waterway protection of the Glenelg River.

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17thFeb

Environmental flows commence

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority will commence environmental flows into the Glenelg River on Wednesday, February 16.

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07thFeb

Greening the Coast

  Well known children's author Paul Jennings and his neighbour Brian Peacock have joined forces with the Hopkins Point Landcare group returning 19.4ha of coastal vegetation on their Hopkins Point Road properties.

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31stJan

Fox baiting program

 The Tower Hill - Illowa fox control program continues knocking down fox numbers with 1080 baiting across more than 2000 hectares of park and private land. Baiting has occurred continuously in this area since August 2010.

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31stJan

CEO tours flood areas

  Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority Acting CEO Kevin Wood has visited flood affected areas throughout the catchment to discuss opportunities for improving flood management

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18thJan

Take care in parks & forests

 After last week's rainfall, strong winds and flash flooding, Parks Victoria and the Department ofSustainability and Environment have closed many parks and forests across the state due to widespreaddamage.

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21stDec

Second Generation Landcare Grants

 The 2010-11 Second Generation Landcare projects are commencing, with Glenelg Hopkins CMA distributing payments to successful groups.

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17thDec

Glenelg River Trail a treat

  There is no shortage of beautiful walks in south western Victoria. There are those that are the stuff of pilgrimages like the Great South West Walk, and then there are others which count as a pleasant stroll.

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13thDec

Environmental release ceased

  All water releases into the Glenelg River were stopped by GWMWater on 8 December due to the forecast rainfall and concerns expressed by Balmoral residents and landholders along the river.

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26thNov

Call in a carp

 Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority is calling for the local community and visitors to the Glenelg River to keep an eye out during the summer months and call in any carp sightings or captures.

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26thNov

New Bottlebrush discovery

  The recent discovery of a new sub-species of Bottlebrush (Callistemon) along the Glenelg River has been a highlight for Glenelg Hopkins CMA staff.

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08thNov

Wired up for Woodlands Protection

  Free workshops being presented by Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority as part of its Woodlands Protection Project is attracting strong attendances.

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25thOct

Free Act4Nature app

 A new Act4Nature on-line application has been developed to demonstrate to people that their everyday actions can make a difference to the environment.

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25thOct

Leadership forum

 Leadership Great South Coast is pleased to advise of an exciting leadership forum coming up on Tuesday 16 November 2010.  

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19thOct

Lake Condah Restoration Project

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has been involved as a partner in restoring water to Lake Condah, and with a biodiversity assessment study of Darlot Creek and Lake Condah.

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19thOct

Scar Tree Identification in the Upper Glenelg

 Under the Glenelg Hopkins CMA's Large Scale River Restoration program funded by the Victorian Government, Waterway Action Plans are being implemented through the Upper Glenelg catchments.

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10thSep

Spring Locust Preparedness, Planning and Response

  As part of the government response DPI has established Regional Locust Stakeholder Consultative Groups across Northern Victoria. Their purpose will be to: To ensure effective representation across each of the organisations involved at a regional level (one point of contact) Share information & gain community owner

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09thSep

Biodiversity in our woodlands

September is Biodiversity Month in Australia. At Glenelg Hopkins CMA, one of our key objectives is to improve protection and management of our catchment's significant biodiversity assets through a range of programs and initiatives.

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16thAug

Identifying our Natural Assets

 Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority is seeking to work with interested community members and regional partners to learn about the region's most valued environmental assets.

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17thMay

CMA calls for Advisory Group members

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority is calling for expression of interest from community members to join its two Advisory Groups. Glenelg Hopkins has restructured its community advisory groups; the CMA's most important community engagement forum.  

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17thMay

LandLife

Glenelg Hopkins Regional Newsletter

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17thMay

Glenelg River RAVE

The Glenelg River RAVE is a quarterly newsletter highlighting projects, on ground works, and events happening along the Glenelg River.

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29thAug

Shaping the year for environmental water

The environmental improvement in the Glenelg River and tributaries will continue, with the release of Victoria's Seasonal Watering Plan 2014-15 assuring delivery of environmental water into the Glenelg River system, according to Glenelg Hopkins CMA chief executive Kevin Wood.

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29thAug

Funds for Fencing and Revegetation

Through the Glenelg Basin Catchments for Communities Maintenance Project, Glenelg Hopkins CMA is providing Funds for Fencing and Revegetation.

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29thAug

Funding for Public Place Recycling

The Waste Reduction Group will work with the Corangamite Shire and its other four member councils; Glenelg Shire, Moyne Shire, Southern Grampians Shire and Warrnambool City Council to roll out the Sustainability Victoria Regional Public Place Recycling Grants program across the region.

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29thAug

Dairy farm wins the green way

Seeing their farm transform from a run-down property into an award-winning operation that has improved the soil and the environment has been rewarding for Simpson dairy farmers Andrew and Linda Whiting.

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12thAug

American expert digs a hole for himself

An international cropping specialist attended a field day at Streatham, organised by Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Victorian No-Till Farmers Association.

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02ndJun

Sand extraction at Casterton


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30thMay

Glenelg River in RipRap

The Glenelg River Restoration Project features in the latest edition of RipRap.The RipRap magazine celebrates Australia's wonderful and diverse riverine environments by featuring science and stories about different river management topics including fish, river health, environmental water and river management.

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14thMay

Threatened species and communities

Threatened species programs remain a high priority area of focus throughout the Glenelg Hopkins region.

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14thMay

St Helens project

The Basalt to Bay Landcare Network with the help of community groups, industry, agency staff, and landholders is continuing the onslaught on foxes in the St Helens area.

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13thMay

EPBS Act workshops

More than 200 landholders and linear reserve managers leant about the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and how it applies to them, at three workshops held in Teesdale and Lake Bolac in mid-April.

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13thMay

Estuary Watch

EstuaryWatch had 22 participants head out on a scenic boat cruise along the Hopkins River in Warrnambool to see aspects of the river that they may have otherwise not seen before.

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09thMay

Profitability over production

A focus on profitability and cost control rather than high production has helped DemoDAIRY to reverse its financial situation.

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01stMay

Woodland Birds

Over the last 200 years, more than 3/4 of Australia's temperate woodlands have been cleared.

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26thFeb

WCC cares for Hoodies

Warrnambool City Council manages approximately 12.7km of coastline from Logans Beach in the east to Spooks Beach, near Levys in the west. We currently have 5 Hooded Plover pairs nesting on our beaches.

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21stFeb

Cypress dieback sessions

The rapid and progressive dieback of cypress trees throughout the Corangamite Lakes Landcare Network and The Basalt to Bay Landcare Network areas has been causing a great deal of alarm among landholders.

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21stFeb

Sea Search at Merri Marine Sanctuary

The intertidal platforms of Pickering Point, part of Warrnambool's unique Merri Marine Sanctuary, came alive early in 2014 with the start of a new era for the Sea Search program.

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21stFeb

Get it right on bin night

The statewide education campaign encouraging Victorians to recycle "Get It Right On Bin Night" is now being rolled out across the south western region.  

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21stFeb

G2P Biolink information session

G2P Biolink is up and running with a number of landholders expressing interest

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09thDec

NRM plan for climate change

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has received Australian Government funding to develop an NRM plan for Climate Change to support the Glenelg Hopkins Regional Catchment Strategy 2013-19.

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29thOct

Merri outing for Rivers Day

Clouds were low and showers frequent but that didn't put off 24 brave people from launching their kayaks on the Merri River in Warrnambool on Sunday 13 October to celebrate World Rivers Day.

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28thOct

Glenelg River flows meeting

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority is holding an information session in Harrow, to present the outcomes of the recently-updated Glenelg River Flow Study and to provide a progress update on the Judas Carp project.

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28thOct

The more the Merri-er

The Merri estuary in Warrnambool has recently had nine local residents put their hands up to volunteer to monitor the estuary for its ongoing protection.

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28thOct

Peter Forster is No 1 Landcarer

Ararat farmer and lifelong environmentalist Peter Forster took out the Individual Landcarer Award at the Victorian Landcare Awards in September.

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28thOct

South West Landcare Gathering

More than 30 Landcare members from across the region attended the Glenelg Hopkins CMA South West Landcare Gathering in October.

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28thOct

South West Soil Conference

The 2013 South West Soil Conference in Warrnambool has shown how soil health can be improved by adopting best practice pasture management and grazing techniques, and better uptake of new research.

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28thOct

Soil moisture workshop

A Soil Moisture workshop organised by the Upper Hopkins Land Management Group in conjunction with Southern Farming Systems (SFS) was held to help landholders improve efficiency and cost effectiveness of Nitrogen applications.

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28thOct

Weed removal in the Grampians

Conservation Volunteers has been teaming with Parks Victoria to aid in combating the incursion of the new and emerging South African Weed Orchid- Disa bracteata.

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28thOct

Coastal Defence through Tenders

The Australian Government has funded the Coastal Tender Project to offer incentive payments to coastal and estuarine land managers for the long term protection and enhancement of native coastal and estuarine vegetation within the Glenelg Hopkins project area.

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28thOct

Direct Seeding the Landcare message

Diary customers are overloaded with information and much of what is "sent out" is lost in the fuzz of everyday pressures, according to Vicky Surwillo from Dairy Australia.

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28thOct

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery

BirdLife Australia and the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Team are again urging landholders and members of the public to report nest sites of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.

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28thOct

Secure Your Load

To reduce roadside litter, the Waste Reduction Group and its member councils are encouraging residents to always "Secure Your Load" when visiting waste facilities.

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28thOct

One year's seeding...

The Moyne Weed Eradication Network Gorse Project has been funded for 2013-14.

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28thOct

Holistic Management training

Responding to interest from farmers, Glenelg Hopkins CMA is providing land managers with an opportunity to undertake training in Holistic Management®.

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28thOct

Taking a punt at Lake Condah

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA Advisory Groups held a meeting at the Lake Condah Aboriginal Mission, to discuss the Regional Waterway Strategy, Glenelg River Flows and Investment updates from program managers.

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24thOct

Grampians to Pyrenees (G2P)

The Australian Government announced the second round of successful Biodiversity Fund projects, with news that the Project Platypus-led project, "Grampians to Pyrenees Biolink" had received funding.

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24thOct

5 years Federal funding

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has received $10.8 million under the Caring for our Country program, to deliver its projects over the next five years.

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01stAug

Watering plan good news for flora and fauna

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) has released its third Seasonal Watering Plan, which provides the blueprint for Victoria's environmental watering program in 2013-14, including the Glenelg River.

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05thSep

Regional focus on a prickly issue

The Glenelg Hopkins catchment has had a focus on gorse control for a number of years, through the work of many dedicated landholders, community groups and agencies.

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05thSep

Launch of the 2012-13 Brolga Calendar

The community-based Brolga Recovery Group has recently launched its free edition of the 2012-2013 brolga calendar.

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24thAug

Victorian Landcare number plates

The South Gippsland Landcare Network (SGLN) is administering and marketing Landcare Number Plates on behalf of Landcare in Victoria.

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19thDec

Glenelg River Study on YouTube

At the information session at Harrow last month, Penny Clark of Alluvium Consulting presented a presentation on the updated environmental flow study.

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21stNov

Glenelg River meeting at Harrow

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority held an information session in Harrow, to present the outcomes of the recently-updated Glenelg River Flow Study and to provide a progress update on the Judas Carp project.

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