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Birds are flooding back to Lake Powell following environmental watering at the site

Seize the opportunity for a great day of birdwatching and join the Mallee Catchment Management Authority and Mildura BirdLife at Lake Powell on Saturday November 7.

Lunch will be provided, along with a free bus to and from Robinvale and Mildura. The bus will leave from the Kmart bus stop on Eight Street at 8.30am and the Robinvale Information Centre on Bromley Street at 9:30am and will return at 4pm.  Alternatively you can meet the birdwatchers on the corner of Robinvale-Sea Lake Road and Powell Road at 9:50am. 

Since the delivery of environmental water to Lake Powell, the lake has seen a large diversity of bird life arriving for breeding, feeding and drought refuge, creating a good spot for bird watching. 

“This is an excellent opportunity to spend time with bird experts and enthusiasts and learn more about our local bird species,” Mallee CMA Chairperson Sharyon Peart said.

“We hope people will value, appreciate and connect with their local environment once they see the amazing wildlife that lives in the area.” 

Up to 8GL environmental water is currently being delivered to Lake Powell and Lake Carpul, with delivery expected to be completed by March 2016. This is only the second time in more than a decade that both lakes have received environmental water to support the productive floodplain and lake habitats for water dependent birds and animals. 

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is coordinating the environmental watering of Lakes Powell and Carpul, in partnership with key stakeholders such as the neighbouring community, the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

All participants must register to attend the event for safety and catering purposes.             Phone: 5051 4377

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