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Construction to begin at Hattah Lakes

Construction to begin at Hattah Lakes

Major environmental works are scheduled to begin at Hattah Lakes later this month. The planned works, funded through The Living Murray program, will help restore a more natural pattern of flows to the iconic lake system by efficiently delivering environmental water to maximise ecological outcomes, while maintaining the beautiful environment at Hattah Lakes for the community’s enjoyment.

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Flood recovery program gets vital funding boost

Flood recovery program gets vital funding boost

A funding injection of $550,000 will extend the popular Mallee Flood Recovery Environmental Employment Program.

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A boardwalk fit for Kings

A boardwalk fit for Kings

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has received a $310, 500 share of the Victorian Government’s $3.83 million Victorian Landcare Grants for this financial year.

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Summer 2011-12 Mallee Catchment News

The Summer 2011-12 issue of the Catchment News newsletter is now available to download online.

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Repairs to flood damaged fencing along Tyrrell and Lalbert creeks are almost finished.

Repairs to flood damaged fencing along Tyrrell and Lalbert creeks are almost finished.

Crews from the Mallee Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA) Flood Recovery Environmental Employment Program (FREEP) have been working to remove, replace and repair protective fencing that was damaged by the floods during January and February.

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Local Landcare heroes get state recognition

Local Landcare heroes get state recognition

Two of the Mallee’s leading Landcarers have taken out coveted awards at the highly prestigious Victorian Landcare Awards.

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Soil health results measure up the Mallee

Soil health results measure up the Mallee

An extensive three-year monitoring program measuring key indicators of soil health is nearing completion, with the results to be used to establish benchmarks for soil health in the Victorian Mallee.

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Local students discover the Mallee's hidden treasures

Local students discover the Mallee's hidden treasures

Primary school students across the Mallee region still have an opportunity to participate in the "Mallee's Hidden Treasures" Enviro-Stories Competition.

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New board member welcomed to the Mallee CMA

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has welcomed the announcement of the reappointment of its community-based board and welcomes Mr Paul Grigg as a new member.

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Recovery program flooding with numbers

Recovery program flooding with numbers

A total of 43 irrigators are now taking part in the Mallee Flood Recovery Environmental Employment Program.

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Farmers to inspect Ouyen field trial of break crops

Farmers to inspect Ouyen field trial of break crops

An upcoming field day at Ouyen will give farmers the chance to inspect how break crops can affect soil health.

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Funding injection to celebrate Landcare’s 25th birthday

Funding injection to celebrate Landcare’s 25th birthday

LANDCARE groups across the Victorian Mallee can now apply for grants of up to $5000 under funding made available to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Landcare.

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Field Nats thanked for years of top quality work

Field Nats thanked for years of top quality work

The Sunraysia Field Naturalists Club has decided to close the lid on its water quality monitoring equipment for the last time, bringing to an end six years of volunteer work with the local Waterwatch program.

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Winter 2011 Catchment News

The Winter 2011 issue of the Catchment News newsletter is now available to download online.

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Mallee Farmer

Mallee Farmer

The new look Mallee Farmer is available on-line or can be mailed to you free of charge.

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Local growers start to bring land back into production

Local growers start to bring land back into production

Local growers have started to bring land back into production, with a new study showing the area of irrigable land dried off has decreased for the first time since 2005-06.

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Local groups urged to access Victorian Landcare Grants

Local groups urged to access Victorian Landcare Grants

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has received a $307,000 share of the Victorian Governments $3.5 million Victorian Landcare grants for this financial year.

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New incentives for farmers to protect Mallee soils

New incentives for farmers to protect Mallee soils

Farmers can now apply for funding to tackle environmental issues on their properties under the 2011-12 Mallee Land Protection Incentive Scheme (LPIS).

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Return of the Mallee Farmer at Speed Field Days

Return of the Mallee Farmer at Speed Field Days

SPEED Field Days will mark the return of the highly-respected Mallee Farmer Newsletter, with free copies available for all farmers across the region.

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NAIDOC scholarships give local schools a funding injection

NAIDOC scholarships give local schools a funding injection

SIX local schools have received a $1000 scholarship to help support Indigenous education activities. The scholarships were awarded to the HOPE Project at Mildura Primary School, Nyah District Primary School, Underbool Primary School, Cardross Primary School, St Mary’s P-8 in Robinvale and the Koorlong Primary School as part of local NAIDOC celebrations.

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