Daily Archives: 10/07/2014

Fixing wetlands for carbon in the Murray

An innovative partnership between farmers, scientists, and government agencies in the New South Wales Murray catchment is seeing  wetlands rehabilitated to increase their capacity to store carbon. The first stage of the ‘Murray Wetland  Carbon Storage’ project, involves rehabilitating 400 hectares of wetlands with a target of  2000 hectares by June 2013/14. The project is an initiative of Murray Local Land Services and the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd, funded through the Australian Government. It has been enthusiastically embraced by landholders, both public and  private, in the sheep–wheat belt of the eastern Riverina and south-west slopes of New South Wales.

Read the article here

Visit the project site on Riverspace.

Feeling Fishy? Fin-tastic new Finterest T-shirts for contributors

Last week in Darwin at the Australian Society for Fish Biology and  Australian Society for Limnology conferences Finterest launched a fabulous new ‘Feeling Fishy’ T-shirt.  Thank you to my fabulous models in the photo above!  Anyone that contributes a story to Finterest gets a T-shirt for a limited time only – so sign up to Finterest by going to the website, registering to become a contributor and writing up your latest ‘fishy’ work.