Our Catchments, Our Communities
'Our Catchments, Our Communities' was released last week, and is the first statewide strategy for integrated catchment management in Victoria. The strategy has been developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) together with catchment management authorities (CMAs).
Snowy flood stories are needed for study
Orbost and district residents are encouraged to share their stories of flood events at a community meeting on Tuesday, May 24.
Celebrate! 30 years of Landcare
2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Landcare in Victoria. As part of the festivities the East Gippsland Landcare Network Inc., Far East Victorian Landcare Inc., the Snowy River Interstate Landcare Committee and Landcare Victoria are joining forces to celebrate and share their stories. Join in by submitting a short Landcare video into the competition!
National Volunteers Week 2016
This week is National Volunteers Week (9-15 May) and one of the best examples of volunteer action is Landcare, which turns 30 in Victoria this year. We celebrate the hundreds of volunteers and give a snapshot of Landcare activity in recent months.
Gippsland Lakes Ramsar Site Management Plan
The Gippsland Lakes Ramsar Site Management Plan was approved by the Victorian Government in January 2016. The Plan will now be submitted to the Commonwealth Government for approval and then presented to the International Ramsar Convention for final approval.
Appointments to the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee
Appointments to positions on the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee have now been announced.
National Landcare programme grants for 2015-2016 announced. Five local groups will share in over $144,000 in grants. More
VCMA Actions and Achievements Report 2014-15
This report highlights the actions and achievements delivered by catchment management authorities in 2014-15. The report is available here. (PDF 5MB).
Gippsland Lakes Hinterland Vegetation Plan
The final version of the plan to guide the management of vegetation in the hinterland of the Gippsland Lakes has now been released by the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. More
Estuary Management Protocols
Community meetings were held in the region during May. Comments made at these meetings are currently being considered in the preparation of the final document which will be released later this year.