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Community grants up for grabs

Community grants up for grabs

Local non-profit community groups across the Mallee now have the chance to apply for the latest round of Second Generation Landcare Grants.

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Mallee landholders urged to access incentives

Mallee landholders urged to access incentives

Landholders across the region can now apply for funding for on-ground works under the 2010-11 Mallee Land and Biodiversity Incentive Program.

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Catch up on all the latest news

Catch up on all the latest news

The latest edition of the Mallee CMA's newsletter, Catchment News, is now available. Download a copy to find out about Hattah Lakes being selected as a finalist in the International and National Riverprize competitions, get an update on construction works at Mulcra Island, and learn more about the new CD of Mallee Frog Calls that is now available.

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Jennings Bridge regulator completed

Jennings Bridge regulator completed

The first of two new environmental structures at Kings Billabong Park has been completed.

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Local schools benefit from NAIDOC scholarships

Local schools benefit from NAIDOC scholarships

Four local schools have been awarded scholarships as part of NAIDOC celebrations.

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Work continues to protect Murray Hardyhead

Work continues to protect Murray Hardyhead

Environmental water will be used to top up the Cardross Drainage Basin as part of ongoing efforts to protect the nationally-threatened Murray Hardyhead.

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Reports confirm irrigation reduction

Reports confirm irrigation reduction

TWO reports released today show large areas of irrigable land between Nyah and the South Australian border were not irrigated during the 2009-10 season.

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Funding injection for four local Landcare groups

Funding injection for four local Landcare groups

Four local Landcare groups have received funding for vital on-ground environmental works that will help protect the unique semi-arid woodlands of the Victorian Mallee.

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Mildura West Primary School students lead the way

Mildura West Primary School students lead the way

Mildura West Primary School students will represent the region at a major environmental conference, thanks to sponsorship from the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA).

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Work begins to restore better health to Mulcra Island

Work begins to restore better health to Mulcra Island

Construction has started on an innovative project that will help rescue Mulcra Island. Located half way between Mildura and Renmark on the Murray River, Mulcra Island provides vital habitat for rare and threatened species such as the regent parrot, the growling grass frog and the red-naped snake. The island is rich in Indigenous heritage and is also a much-loved camping and fishing destination for many people.

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Friends welcome watering at Merbein Common

Friends welcome watering at Merbein Common

Pumping has started to deliver 450 ML of environmental water to the Merbein Common under the autumn/winter environmental watering program. This water will top up levels in Cowanna Billabong and return flows to Brickworks Billabong.

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New structures to improve wetland health

New structures to improve wetland health

A new construction project is expected to help restore better health to part of the much-loved Kings Billabong Wildlife Reserve.

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Locals urged to log on to new online survey

Locals urged to log on to new online survey

A NEW online survey has been launched to help unearth more information about one of the Malleeā€™s threatened species.

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Water on the way for Merbein Common

Water on the way for Merbein Common

Environmental water will be delivered to Merbein Common later this month for the first time in four years.

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Environmental flows for Hattah Lakes

Environmental flows for Hattah Lakes

Pumping is underway to deliver environmental water to important wetlands at Hattah Lakes. The delivery of 11,400ML of environmental water during autumn and winter this year will mean Lake Yelwell will receive water for the first time since the 1996 flood, while Lakes Roonkie, Arawak, Bulla and Maramook will be inundated for the first time since 2006.

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Report locust activity

Report locust activity

Locust activity has significantly increased in Victoria during March and April. Locust sightings, especially of damage and egg-laying, should be reported as soon as possible to the Victorian Locust hotline on 1300 13 5559.

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Watering begins at Nyah State Forest

Watering begins at Nyah State Forest

Environmental water is being pumped into Nyah State Forest for the first time in four years.

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Irrigation incentives - CLOSED

Irrigation incentives - CLOSED

Irrigation incentives have now closed. Click Read more for the full press release inviting applications for this closed incentive.

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Millewa farmers back fodder demonstration trial

Millewa farmers back fodder demonstration trial

Millewa farmers are the driving force behind a new local trial to find an alternative fodder source to saltbush.

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New grants available for local Landcare groups

New grants available for local Landcare groups

Landcare groups in the Victorian Mallee are being urged to take advantage of a new $320,000 grants program that will fund conservation works on private land.

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