Community Action and Wellbeing

Here we share the many different ways people are getting involved in river and wetland restoration through festivals education drama and art.

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    Winston Churchill Trust Story: Ben Dyer, managing river systems across jurisdictions

    In 1999, I headed off on my Churchill Fellowship to the United States, Canada and South Africa to learn about how large river systems are managed and operated across multiple jurisdictions.  I was awarded an Australian Capital Territory Churchill Fellowship, and as an engineer with the Murray Darling Basin Commission (now the Murray Darling Basin […]

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    Dharriwaa: The Narran Lakes

    The Narran Lakes (Dharriwaa) in north-west NSW are a site of cultural and ecological significance. As part of the Western Catchment Management Authority’s (now Western Local Land Services) Through Our Eyes Project, stories have been gathered about the  cultural and ecological importance of this special part of Australia. The Narran Lakes are a deeply spiritual place […]

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    Working together for wetlands

    Landholders have joined forces with the Office of Environment and Heritage to revive long-stranded wetlands in the Murrumbidgee valley. The ongoing efforts of OEH staff and property owners has triggered the return of thousands of waterbirds including several threatened species. And the story continues . .

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    Glenelg River Restoration Project

    Over fourteen years the Project has worked with over 659 individual landholders, community groups and government agencies to help construct 1725km of fencing, planted more than half a million trees and direct seeded 796km of waterway frontage. The restoration program has also completed 2784ha of weed control, re-instated 870 pieces of large wood, opened 977km of the Glenelg river and its tributaries to fish movement and established and delivered an environmental flows entitlement.

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    Kaluna Park - A riverine bushland restoration project.

    Kaluna Park Kaluna Park is an area of 3.7 ha approximately 300 m from Wangaratta Post Office. It adjoins Merriwa Park, a popular recreational area frequented by residents and visitors to Wangaratta. Before restoration commenced, Kaluna Park was a mass of impenetrable introduced plants such as Hawthorn, Privet, Box Elder, Honeysuckle and Blackberry, as well […]

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    Dewfish Demonstration Reach

    The Dewfish Demonstration Reach is Queensland’s first Native Fish Strategy (www.finterest.com.au) Demonstration reach. It was established to demonstrate and promote what can be done to achieve a healthy river system for native fish and the greater river catchment. The reach is managed by a dedicated team at the Condamine Alliance (www.condaminealliance.com.au), who strive to achieve positive outcomes for native fish whilst engaging the community in their river.

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    Boorowa River Recovery

    The Boorowa catchment is characterised by farms of various sizes (from 100 ha up to 5000 ha) including rural residential holdings and small regional centres. The main town in the catchment is Boorowa with a population of 2390 (ABS 2010). The area has a long heritage of fine wool production but this has been declining due to changing terms of trade since the 1970’s, and long periods of drought (Race et.al. 2007). Poor water quality and unsustainable land management have also affected productivity and eroded the resource base for future income and livelihoods both on and off farm.

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    Restdown Wines Wetland and Heritage Walking Trail

    In 2008, we established a short walking trail with interpretative signs to show the visitor this unique part of the world. Four hundred year old Box trees, an ephemeral wetland and even rare birds such as Bush-Stone Curlews bring visitors to our site.

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    Restdown Wines

    “Restdown” is a 450 hectare farming property encompassing an underground carbon neutral winery, environmentally sustainable vineyard, a wetland walking trail, and a Hereford beef herd. Our wines are completely handmade from vine to bottle, in our purpose-built, underground winery. Their uniqueness reflects our use of organic fertilisers and sprays and the pride taken in creating distinctive, limited release wines.

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    Environmental watering of Fletchers Creek: the value of project partnerships

    Fletchers Creek is an ephemeral creek, that when flows, empties into Fletchers Lake and is located about 7 km north-west of Dareton, in western New South Wales.
    The Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd. and the Barkindji Maraura Elders Environment Team have entered into a partnership project to deliver and monitor environmental water to Fletchers Creek.