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Rain, bale or shine….it’s time to read Farm Talk

26 October 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Farm Talk. Farm Talk provides an opportunity to showcase the fantastic and innovative work land managers are doing to enhance our soils,...

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Fishing festival at Lake Wendouree

10 October 2017

Harry identifies waterbugs at the Waterwatch display on Lake Wendouree. The opening of the 2017 trout fishing season was celebrated with free family friendly event in Ballarat on Saturday 2nd of September. On...

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Western District Lakes adaptation pathways

18 September 2017

The Western District Lakes are an iconic feature of the region’s landscape. They define what we visualise when we think about the Victorian Volcanic Plains, they have highly significant cultural...

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Endangered orchid's journey of recovery

18 September 2017

It’s been a long journey for staff and volunteers from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to save the Dwarf Spider-orchid (Caladenia pumila). Two...

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The next generation of EstuaryWatchers

13 September 2017

It is always encouraging to hear about EstuaryWatchers inviting friends and family to attend EstuaryWatch monitoring.  It is particularly exciting to hear tales of the younger generation...

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Volunteers in the mist

7 September 2017

Conducting water quality monitoring on the Barwon River as part of EstuaryWatch. "The Corangamite CMA works effectively with newer learners and older hands—committed and expert people who want...

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Looking for a lizard that doesn't have legs!

17 July 2017

This IS NOT a legless lizard. It is a little whip snake. The Striped Legless Lizard is a threatened species once common across the Victorian Volcanic Plains grasslands. Sadly it is under threat mainly...

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Corangamite coasts under the microscope

16 July 2017

Corangamite coasts under the microscope (Neptune's necklace) Photo: Corangamite CMA The second Coastal Research and Development Forum will again be hosted by the Corangamite CMA Coastal Country program...

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Learning how to care for an ancient landscape

10 July 2017

The latest research findings on the Victorian Volcanic Plains was the focus of a conference hosted by the Corangamite CMA at Federation University on the 21st June. This ‘Research and Development forum’...

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Soil testing identifies issues of concern across the catchment

7 July 2017

James and Hamish Draffin looking at their soil taken from their lime trial In 2014 the Corangamite CMA undertook its first regional soil monitoring program to gain an understanding of the in soil issues...

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