THE GLENELG HOPKINS CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY PROTECTS AND ENHANCES THE LAND, WATER AND BIODIVERSITY ACROSS 26,910 SQ KM OF VICTORIA’S SOUTH-WEST.

What’s Happening

Women on Farms – whole farm planning

Women involved in an agricultural business are invited to participate in a Whole Farm Planning Workshop and Farm Tour on June 8. On the day: Hear from Mark Wootton on his insights into creating a profitable, highly productive stock and agroforestry operation whilst adhering to environmental guidelines.Farm tour to see some of the successes –…

Sanderling photo comp goes global!

As the Sanderling head north our photo competition goes global! The Sanderlings have had their summer on our beaches are beginning to leave our shores for their return journey to the Arctic. As these tiny intrepid travellers fly back around the world, we are extending our ‘Snap a Sanderling’ competition around the world! Do you…

Women on Farms

The next round of the popular Women on Farms series run by Southern Farming Systems begins again in May. Pasture & Grazing Management Workshops will be held on the following dates.• Wednesday May 11th Hamilton locality• Thursday May 12th Lake Bolac locality There’s also a future farm walk at Jigsaw Farms on the cards. Register…

In focus

Platycam

Platycam is a livestream of the Grange Burn in Hamilton in south-west Victoria where a platypus are known to live.

It is installed high above the waterway to watch the platypus in their natural environment and broadcasts 24hrs a day.

Livestream begins May 2022

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Rivers of Warrnambool Flagship project

This $1.02m Flagship Water project will be delivered over four years and funded by the Victorian State Government through the Waterway Health Funding program.

The project will benefit social and recreational users of the rivers and supports landholders and the community by providing technical and financial support to rural and semi-rural landholders to improve the condition of riparian zones and water quality through revegetation, fencing and weed control.

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Water for the Environment

In the Glenelg Hopkins region, water for the environment is set aside in Rocklands Reservoir and is periodically released into the Glenelg River to support the plants and animals that live, feed and breed there.

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