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

The entirely unpalatable Italian Buckthorn

In this episode of The Pondcast, Glenelg Hopkins CMA’s Tania Parker is out in the field at the Tyrendarra Flora Reserve talking Italian Buckthorn. This introduced woody wood with attractive red berries is starting to get itself established in the loamy soils of the south west, and particularly, in areas of significance like the flora…

What’s been going on at the CMA

Our latest Glenelg Hopkins CMA newsletter is out now. See the activity from the launch of Platycam – the world’s only livestream of platypus in the wild – and the ground-break project of scalping roadsides to sow native grasses. Also, find out how and where to apply for the Victorian Landcare Grants. You can find…

Fish surveys show good river health

Ever wondered how we monitor what happens when we release water for the environment? Since 2009, there has been an ongoing program to study the fish population with annual surveys at several sites in the Glenelg River. By looking at fish populations each year, we can get a good sense of whether the river is…

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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