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

What’s Happening

National Bird Week

It’s National Bird Week from October 18-24 and you can get involved by participating in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Now in it’s 8th year, the count aims to understand what birds are where by asking people to note down which birds they see in a 20 minute period in their back yard. This can…

New populations of threatened Button Wrinklewort created

Some of Australia’s most genetically diverse populations of the threatened daisy, the Button Wrinklewort, have been created by the Glenelg Hopkins CMA this spring. The perennial daisy has a particular sub-set that is only found on the Victorian Volcanic Plains region of south-west Victoria and a genetic testing program has ensure the new populations have…

Pritchard’s Landing upgrade

Pritchards Landing on the Glenelg River at Nelson will have a new pontoon-based jetty created by Glenelg Hopkins CMA to support recreational fishing access after the Victorian Fisheries Authority announced its 2020-2021 Large Grants Program recipients last week. The new jetty will replace aged and fixed infrastructure and will be all abilities accessible and allow…

In focus

Water for the Environment

Many of Victoria’s rivers and wetlands have been modified as the population has grown to provide water important for towns, industry and food production.

In some rivers, up to half of the water that would have flowed naturally prior to the construction of dams, weirs and reservoirs, is removed each year for urban consumption, irrigation and industry.

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. Find out more

Threatened Species Focus

Our region is home for many distinctive and wonderful threatened species.

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA is delivering a number of large scale projects aimed at enhancing and protecting threatened fauna and flora species.

GHCMA works with a range of partners and community groups to protect nationally listed ecological communities and threatened species across the region. Find out more

Budj Bim connections

Check out the Flagship Waterway project and what they are delivering not only to the environment, but also the traditional owners, through opportunity to undertaken cultural burning, education of younger generations, and community involvement.

Watch videos & read about the project

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