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

Sapling Creek boat launch upgrade

The Sapling Creek Boat Launch project will begin in early December and replace the ageing and unsafe fixed downstream jetty on the Glenelg River estuary site with an all-abilities floating pontoon jetty. ABOVE: The existing aged infrastructure of the Sapling Creek boat launch. Works are set to begin on Monday, December 5, and completed by…

30 year old Bream delivers for researchers and anglers

The importance of catch and release angling and fish tagging research has been demonstrated with a Black Bream caught in the Glenelg River with a research tag from 2012. Black bream is a relatively slow-growing species and are highly prized by recreational anglers, but they are also an important research species, particularly in the Glenelg. One…

Spring monitoring of grasslands and finding Species Three

Spring monitoring of the natural temperate grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains has begun. This has included visiting sites of the pilot project which has scalped roadsides and had native grasses replanted on them. The first round of monitoring, on November 19, found the rare plant – Species Three – an Arthropodium variety so new…

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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