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Innovation in Landscape Conservation: Environment Forum, North East Victoria
Tuesday 17 May, 2016
10am - 4pm

CSU/GOTAFE, 218 Tone Road, Wangaratta
Free (lunch and refreshments provided)
By Monday 9 May to Sophie Richards 02 6043 7633 or


Volunteers Needed
Wangaratta High School’s CLC year 9 program. Diane Farmer is the contacts for this program.
Each Wednesday for 8 weeks for about 4hours each day for the each Semester.  We work around our waterways removing rubbish, weeding, fishing for Carp, learning about water conditions and how to improve them.  Mainly out door work.
Cathedral College program. Gill Baker is contact person
For one or two hours each week, Day and Time to be worked out for 2016.  This program is a 12 months program. There are one or two different groups of students.  This is an extensive environmental program working around our waterways and also cover s rubbish removal, weeding, fishing for Carp.
Diane Farmer   0439020440 – 57223823
Gill Baker   0418355173 - 57251668

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Fish boost for Ovens
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Article from Border Mail re Wangaratta Sustainability Network's  Climate  Action Group.
This article has information about the presentation of our climate change petition to Cathy McGowan  on November 8 and attending the People's Climate Change March on November 27.

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The Mullinmur Billabongs area, On Galen College land has been revitalized.
From Wangaratta Chronicle Monday 18 May 2015

Please click on the link to view a new video showcasing the collaborative multi-agency & community project helping to re-establish the Macquarie Perch into the Ovens.
By Diane Farmer
The FeralFishScan is a new resource that was demonstrated by Peter West from Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IACRC) on Friday the 24th April at the Ovens River, Tarrawingee. The FeralFishScan is a mapping resource for communities to track and record the presence of pest fish species in our waterways.  Wangaratta Sustainability Network– Restoring Our Waterways (WSN) has been heavily involved in the removal of Carp from our waterways and this resource is going to be a fantastic tool for local members of the community to assist WSN – ROW with our Carp Removal Programs that have been taking place over the past four years. It will assist us in knowing what areas to target next Summer and in the future and will help us to put in place and achieve our effective three year management plan”.
In May, WSN will be releasing a full report on our Carp Removal Program which has taken place over the past few years, and will include the number of Carp removed from our local Rivers and Creeks, and the weight transport to NutriSoil for recycling, which will astound you.
By entering your data into the FeralFishScan you will help WSN plan future management control of Carp in our local area. The mapping of carp spawning sites is particularly important for controlling their numbers, and this data entered will be helping WSN – ROW to map feral fish hotspots, identify breeding sites, and control feral fish in our local area.

Kelvin Berry WSN – ROW Fishing Coordinator along with other WSN-ROW members  attended the FeralFishScan Launch Event on to ensure we gain all the necessary information about the FeralFishScan that was presentef by Peter West from IACRC.

There is always something happening to control feral fish locally and you can learn about current programs and how you can get involved by checking out the Wangaratta Sustainability Network’s website: WSN - ROW are always looking for new members and volunteers to help with our programs.

Tim McCurdy MLA,  also attended this community event.
For more information about our Carp removal programs in schools, Carp Musters and other activities contact
Diane Farmer on 0439020448 or
Kelvin Berry on 0407805670 or

Wangaratta Chronicle  (Mon 27 April 2015)
Macquarie Perch Released Into Ovens River

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Wangaratta Chronicle (Fri Feb 20) 
Ridding River of Pest Fish

Wangaratta Enviro Events Calendar 2015

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Drone camera in action on the Uppper Murumbidgee demo reach

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