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Would you like to learn more about the flora of the Southern Mallee?

Would you like to learn more about the flora of the Southern Mallee?

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in partnership with the Birchip Landcare Group, is holding a presentation for community members to learn more about the flora of the southern Mallee. Come along on Tuesday evening to hear from Damien Cook at the Birchip Cropping Group conference room.

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Watering Hattah Lakes

Watering Hattah Lakes

Environmental water will be pumped into Hattah Lakes to top up the existing water in the Hattah Lakes system to reach the floodplain surrounding the lakes. Water is scheduled to be pumped into Hattah Lakes in late May 2014 and will continue for a number of months. Approximately half of the water delivered will be returned to the River Murray, with water releases expected to be completed by November 2014.

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Great turn out for Trees for Mum event

Great turn out for Trees for Mum event

The Red Cliffs Scenic Reserve is home to the characteristic namesake of the township of Red Cliffs, where the brilliant desert soils drop dramatically into the Murray River, creating a striking contrast of colours for the eyes to feast on. Having become debilitated and degraded over time, the Red Cliffs and District Community Landcare Group have chosen to focus their efforts on rehabilitating this iconic place. Mother’s Day provided the perfect opportunity for some much needed revegetation and exposure for the group and their purpose.

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Have your say on the future management of Mallee waterways

Have your say on the future management of Mallee waterways

Community feedback is being sought on a new strategy that will guide the management of Mallee rivers, creeks, lakes and wetlands over the next eight years.

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Trees for Mum at Red Cliffs this year

Trees for Mum at Red Cliffs this year

The annual Trees for Mum event will take place at the Red Cliffs Scenic Reserve this coming Mother’s Day.

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Mallee Farmer Issue 6 - March 2014

Mallee Farmer Issue 6 - March 2014

The sixth edition of the Mallee Farmer is now available to view online, alternatively you can have a copy mailed to you.

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Would you like to learn more about weed control?

Would you like to learn more about weed control?

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), in partnership with regional Landcare groups, is holding a series of workshops about weeds. The workshops will focus on Wheel Cactus, Prickly Pear, Flaxleaf Fleabane and Silverleaf Nightshade.

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 Keen to find out the secrets to success for your local Landcare Group?

Keen to find out the secrets to success for your local Landcare Group?

Free training sessions are being run in Ouyen and Birchip during March.

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Sustainable Agriculture eNewsletter #4

Sustainable Agriculture eNewsletter #4

Sustainable Ag has a new look eNewsletter that we produce periodically. We highlight a number of workshops and events in the Mallee region.

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New funding available for Millewa farmers

New funding available for Millewa farmers

A NEW tender program will invest more than $1 million in the region to help northern-Mallee farmers tackle weeds and control pest animals in areas of native vegetation.

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Are snails a problem on your farm?

Are snails a problem on your farm?

MALLEE farmers have the chance to talk directly with industry experts about combating snail infestations at a field day in Cowangie on March 4.

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Farmers urged to consider covenants

Farmers urged to consider covenants

Mallee landholders are being encouraged to secure long-term protection of native vegetation on their properties by taking out conservation covenants.

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Feed for thought

Feed for thought

Do perennial shrubs and grasses have a role to play on your farm? This series of workshops will bring together the latest research on new forage options, industry advice, interstate experts and farmer experience on using perennials in the Mallee.

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Putting waterways in the picture

Putting waterways in the picture

Locals have a chance to win a houseboat getaway on the Murray River just by getting out and enjoying their local waterways.

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Mallee CMA eNewsletter

Mallee CMA eNewsletter

The Mallee CMA Catchment Newsletter has a new look and will now be sent out as an eNewsletter.

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Central Mallee Habitat Tender

Central Mallee Habitat Tender

A new program that pays local farmers to complete environmental works on their farm is now open in the central Mallee.

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Southern Mallee Habitat Tender

Southern Mallee Habitat Tender

New funding is available to help farmers control rabbits and other pests living in native vegetation on their farm. Under the Southern Mallee Habitat Tender program, successful landholders will be paid to control weeds and pest animals in areas of native vegetation on their property.

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New field guide helps tackle pest animals in a cultural landscape

New field guide helps tackle pest animals in a cultural landscape

AN innovative field guide incorporating Indigenous ecological knowledge with contemporary methods of pest animal management is now available free of charge to landholders across the region. Launched today by Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Chairperson Sharyon Peart, together with members of the local Indigenous community, the field guide helps landholders identify Aboriginal cultural places and appropriate ways for managing pest animals at these sites.

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Recovering Rangelands: Mallee Bounceback

Recovering Rangelands: Mallee Bounceback

The latest data from the ‘Recovering Rangelands: Mallee Bounceback’ project is now available.

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Hattah Lakes Project - 2013 Banksia Awards footage

A PRESITGIOUS national environmental award has recognised the innovative work undertaken to secure a sustainable future for Hattah Lakes. The Hattah Lakes Environmental Watering Program was recently awarded the 2013 Banksia sustainability Award for Water, with the judges noting the project “demonstrated how to manage a long-term, multi objective project whilst achieving environmental and social gains".

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