2018 Media Releases

FUNDING BOOST FOR CORANGAMITE LANDCARE GROUPS

Over $183,000 in Landcare grants will help protect environments and engage with communities across the Corangamite Region. The State Government has announced almost $2 million in funding across the state for Landcare and other environmental volunteers in the latest round of Landcare grants. For more details about the successful project download the full media release

DIVERSITY OF THE VOLCANIC PLAINS ON SHOW DURING 1 DAY FORUM- MAY 23

Can we heal the land with Regenerative farming? Can the past save the future of Invertebrates of the Western District Lakes and what was the true distribution of the Silver Banksia across the Volcanic Plains?

 

These are all questions we aim to answer at the Corangamite Catchment Management Authorities 6th VVP Research and Development Forum.

GELLIBRAND RIVER FISH RESEARCH AND ELECTROFISHING DEMONSTRATION DAY- APRIL 13

Last Friday (13th April) farmers and community members from along the Gellibrand River were treated to an electrofishing demonstration by Deakin University. The day was coordinated by the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, and targeted families and communities who have participated in the Sustainable Dairies Project being delivered through the Our Catchments Our Communities program, citizen science programs, and river health programs. The session was being run during the school holidays to encourage kids to come along. It is also the best time to do electrofishing as fish are most active at this time of the year.

CALLING FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR FARM WATER EFFICIENCY INCENTIVES - DEC 19

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority is inviting farmers to take up incentives to improve on-farm water management,

FUNDING BOOST FOR CORANGAMITE LANDCARE GROUPS - DEC 14

Corangamite environment groups will receive $191,000 in funding as part of the Victorian Government’s $1.93 million Landcare Grants program.

HAVE A SAY ON THE REGIONAL FLOOD STRATEGY AT GEELONG DROP IN SESSION - NOV 2

Community members can have a say on the draft Corangamite Regional Floodplain Management Strategy at a drop in session on the 14th November between 4-6pm at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong.

HAVE A SAY ON REGIONAL FLOOD STRATEGY AT BALLARAT DROP IN SESSION - NOV 2

Community members can have a say on the Regional Floodplain Management Strategies at a drop in session on 13th November between 4-6pm at the Ballarat Town Hall.

HAVE A SAY ON THE REGIONAL FLOOD STRATEGY AT COLAC DROP IN SESSION - NOV 2

Community members can have a say on the draft Corangamite Regional Floodplain Management Strategy at a drop in session on November 16 between 4-6pm at Colac’s performing arts centre

GRASSLAND EXPERTS AT WEED MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP - SEPT 22

Contractors working on roadside and rail reserves are invited to a weed management workshop aimed at protecting critically endangered grasslands on Thursday October 5 at Shelford.

INCREASED VOLUNTEER NUMBERS IN CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAMS - June 29

Waterwatch and EstuaryWatch are leading the way supporting citizen scientists monitoring local waterways and estuaries

CORANGAMITE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN ONLINE - June 29

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s plan for climate change is now available online.

GRANTS PROMOTING VICTORIA’S VOLCANIC PLAINS OPEN - June 22

Corangamite CMA has opened a third round of grant funding for community events and projects protecting Victoria’s Volcanic Plains (VVP), like the Beeac Primary School’s community event incorporating indigenous dance to tell the story of survival threats to brolgas living on the volcanic plains.

ELEPHANT WALK A HIGHLIGHT - June 16

A walk on the crater of one of Victoria’s volcanoes with geology experts was a hit with the crowd

LAKE CORANGAMITE CATCHMENT THREATENED NATIVE FISH SURVEY FINDINGS - June 16

An environment authority’s native fish survey has identified eight new locations for threatened Yarra Pygmy Perch.

BARWON RIVER LANDING A WINNER- June 8

Geelong’s rowing community have given a new Barwon River rowing landing approval.

CORANGAMITE CMA PARTNER WITH SURFING VICTORIA - JUNE 1

Corangamite CMA and Surfing Victoria’s new partnership supports Indigenous junior surfers competing in a national competition. The Corangamite CMA’s recently established partnership with the Surfing Victoria includes sponsoring the male and female junior categories at the Australian Indigenous Surfing titles at Bells Beach.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM - JUNE 2

Curious about the evolution of Victoria’s Volcanic Plains volcanoes?
Well a series of presentations at an upcoming event at the Mt Elephant Visitor Centre on Tuesday 6 June from 9.30am might provide some answers.

VOLCANIC PLAINS RESEARCH FORUM SHARES STORIES OF CHANGE - JUNE 2

Farmers involved in a national conservation incentive program will share their stories at a volcanic plains research and development forum at Ballarat’s Federation University on June 21.

CITIZEN SCIENCE INFORMS ANGLESEA FUTURES - MAY 25

Citizen science is becoming increasingly important part of collecting vital data on how our local environment is changing.

CHECK OUT THE NEW CORANGAMITE CMA FLOOD PORTAL - MAY 25

Corangamite CMA has launched its online flood portal, which provides flood information for property owners, developers and local councils. The site provides information on the extent, depth and velocity of floodwaters, where this information is available.

LOOKING FOR THE GOOD STUFF - MAY 19

The Corangamite CMA’s Landcare team are always looking for ways to recognise people doing great work looking after the land. They want to share the innovative farming stories that are good for farming’s bottom line and for the environment.

POSITIVE RESPONSE TO FARMING RESILIENCE WORKSHOP - MAY 12

A workshop focusing on the “people part” of farming gets the thumbs up. The audience at a Building Personal and Rural Community Resilience workshop the Corangamite CMA’s Landcare program hosted at Maxine and Duncan Campbell’s Inverleigh farm, Barownleigh, responded positively to an opportunity to talk about the people and relationships aspect of farming.

POSITIVE RESPONSE TO FARMING RESILIENCE WORKSHOP - MAY 12

A workshop focusing on the “people part” of farming gets the thumbs up. A group of 20 people at a Building Personal and Rural Community Resilience workshop the Corangamite CMA’s Landcare program hosted in partnership with the Heytesbury Landcare Network at the Timboon Bowls Club, responded positively to an opportunity to talk about the people and relationships aspect of farming.

LANDCARE AND WATERWATCH IS A WINNING COMBINATION - MAY 4

Volunteer Waterwatch monitors and Landcare members explored the wonderful world of waterbugs on the Barwon River this week at a Waterwatch training day in Birrugura. Facilitated by the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s Waterwatch Team the event brought together many passionate community members who value the region’s rivers and wetlands, in particular the Barwon River.

GELLIBRAND RIVER FISH RESEARCH AND ELECTROFISHING DEMONSTRATION DAY - APRIL 23

Are you an avid recreational fisher, a landholder, or Otways visitor? Do you want to know more about the Gellibrand River and its fishy inhabitants? Would you like to learn about river restoration and how you can part take in fish habitat improvement?

WIYN-MURRUP YANGARRAMELA FIRE SPIRIT COMES BACK - APRIL 3

Victorian Aboriginal Traditional Owners will be completing a traditional burn at Bakers Lane Reserve in Teesdale this Tuesday afternoon (4th April). The event will involve fire demonstrations in both CFA and Aboriginal styles and a sharing of knowledge of traditional fire experiences.

FUNDING SUPPORT FOR LOCAL WATERWAY WORKS - MARCH 17

Are you interested in protecting a river or wetland on your property? Would you like support for revegetation or habitat protection on a waterway? Do you have a water way improvement project you would like support for?

CORANGAMITE COASTAL SMALL GRANTS SUPPORTING LOCAL ACTION- JAN 24

Do you have a project that involves the community in protecting and enhancing coastal biodiversity assets? Are you wanting to deliver on ground coastal outcomes? The Corangamite CMA is calling for expressions of interest for its Coastal Small Grants.

NEW CEO JOINS THE CORANGAMITE CMA TEAM- FEB 17

The Corangamite CMA is pleased to announce the commencement of their new CEO Graham Phelps this week.

BUGS ARE BACK IN THE BAY FOR SEAFOOD FESTIVAL- FEB 14

Have you ever wondered how a dragonfly nymph moves so fast? Or just how tiny a water mite is? Come on down to the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival to explore the
wonderful world of waterbugs.

REEDY LAKE LOW-WATER LEVEL REGIME SUPPORTING WETLAND RESTORATION- FEB 21

The Corangamite CMA is implementing a low-water level regime at Reedy Lake this year to protect the wetland’s ecology in line with the 2016/17 Victorian Seasonal Watering Plan. Reedy Lake is located near Geelong and is a popular location for the duck hunting season. The low-water levels at the wetland may affect site access for duck season opening this year.

GPS PURCHASE AND TRAINING ASSISTS ABORIGINAL RANGERS- FEB 20

The Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative Rangers are now using GPS technology to guide property management at Wurdi Youang. The GPS initiative empowers members of the
Aboriginal community working in NRM with a system of recording and tracking ongoing works, and responds directly to required set of skills identified by the Cooperative as critical for their land management work.

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