State Landcare Love

There’s a lot to love about Landcare and this week the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) would like to send a big congratulations to all of the nominees in this year’s Victorian Landcare Awards. Held at Government House in Melbourne on Sept 1st, East Gippsland was well represented in the Awards with five nominees; including  Eastwood Landcare Group, Friends of Beware Reef, the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation, Mick and Cindy Robinson and Ann Robson.

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Farmers Tackling Weeds In Ensay

Many hands are making light work to improve access and amenity around the the Tambo River in Ensay.

The East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (the Authority) has been working with DELWP, Swifts Creek / Ensay Landcare Group and local landholders to remove weeds, including blackberry, cape ivy and willows, over a 7km stretch of the waterway between Doctors Flat and Ensay.

The local Landcare group has identified and controlled weeds on areas along the river  adjacent to private property.

The Authority has partnered with DELWP and engaged local contractors to improve river health and land productivity. In addition to the weed control, the project includes erecting fences to keep stock off the waterway and replanting key sites.

“Partnerships are of vital importance to the Authority and we appreciate the contribution and resources that landholders and partner agencies have contributed to make this project a success.” said Chief Executive Officer, Graeme Dear said.

These projects are funded by the Victorian Government’s Regional Riparian Action Plan and Our Catchment’s, Our Communities.