Yarram Yarram Landcare Network (YYLN) recently won a Victorian Coastal Award for Excellence (Natural Environment category) for their work in Corner Inlet.
Through the Corner Inlet Connections partnership coordinated by WGCMA, YYLN has worked closely with landowners to protect and enhance high priority areas of coastal vegetation (saltmarsh and mangrove communities) next to the RAMSAR Listed Wetlands of Corner Inlet and Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park.
The 2013/14 Annual Report is now available after being tabled in Parliament on 14 October.
The deadly impact of foxes on backyard chooks, wildlife and lambs is common knowledge. The risk of fox-borne diseases such as mange or tapeworm, or neospora caninum is less well known.
Environmental water will be released from the Thomson Dam down Thomson River this spring to help trigger Australian grayling migration, improve habitat for fish and other creatures and help native vegetation seed dispersal and establishment.
Funding for flood studies at Traralgon, Rosedale and Seaspray will be provided by the Federal Government and Wellington Shire Council. The flood studies for Rosedale and Seaspray will include an examination of stormwater issues and its interaction with riverine flooding and, for Seaspray, the impact of coastal inundation and sea level rise over time.
Embracing cultural heritage and enhancing working relationships with Traditional Owners is a key ambition of the WGCMA. To help achieve this we have embraced the development of cultural competency across the organisation with the benefits quickly becoming apparent.