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

Acknowledgement of Country

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority proudly acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Victoria and their rich cultural diversity and intrinsic connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We also recognise and acknowledge the contribution, interest and rights that Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities have in land and water management. We value our partnerships with them, for the health of people and Country.

What’s Happening

Buckthorn be gone!

Italian Buckthorn might sound exotic, but in the native environment, it’s making a pest of itself. This introduced woody weed with attractive red berries is starting to establish itself in the coastal soils of south west Victoria and along some of our waterways. With its overbearing growth tendencies, this plant is becoming an issue. Our…

How removing carp is helping the Glenelg River, the community and plants

Ridding our waterways entirely of carp might be an impossible dream, but what is realistic, is permanently removing as many as we can, how and when we can. Late last year another 1.5 tonnes were removed from the Glenelg River with the aim of lowering their population to below 50kg/ha. Through a carp fishing competition,…

Precision agriculture supporting cropping and wetlands

When farming and technology combine to support the environment. Our region is home to over 70% of Victoria’s seasonal herbaceous wetlands … and most of them occur in the middle of paddocks on farms. In a new trial project we are seeing how precision agriculture techniques and technology can help farmers maintain their cropping outputs…

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

Watch the livestream from Platycam

Summer Sanderling photo competition

Be part of our Sanderling tracking project and go into the running to win a Jimmi Buscombe art print simply by snapping a photo of Sanderling on our beaches this summer.

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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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