love our waterways – photo competition

It’s time to grab the phone or the camera and head out to one of your favourite watery spots and enter the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s Water for the Environment Photo Competition.

The overall winner will receive a $250 shopping voucher to use in their local community.

“The idea is to remind people how wonderful the rivers in west Gippsland are,” said Chief Executive Officer with the WGCMA, Mr Martin Fuller.

“Here at the CMA we have a small team of people who work with community groups and other agencies to ensure our waterways are in the best possible condition.

What we’d like is for people to get out during March and take the best possible photo of one of the rivers that receive flows under the Water for the Environment program,” added Martin.

Water for the Environment is a program that sees managed flows released into a river that has a storage or dam in place.

The goal being to assist the river in its environmental needs and to maintain the waterway in as good a condition as possible.

In the WGCMA region the waterways that receive water in the Water for the Environment program are:

The Latrobe River (anywhere downstream form Lake Narracan).
The Macalister River (anywhere downstream from Lake Glenmaggie)
The Thomson River, including Heyfield wetlands (anywhere downstream from the Thomson Reservoir) and the Lower Latrobe Wetlands ie: Dowd Morass, Heart Morass and Sale Common

Prizes will be awarded in each category, as well as a prize for the best youth photo.

“What we’re looking for are photos that might capture someone’s favourite spot or people simply showing what they love doing on or near the water.

The waterways that receive Water for the Environment are special places which we know many people have fond connections to. Really this competition gives people an excuse to get out and take some photos and if their photo is judged to be one of the winners, they get to support their local business community too,” concluded Mr Fuller.

The WGCMA Love our Waterways Photo Competition is open from March 6th through to March 31, winners will be announced before 20 April, 2021.

More information including terms and conditions can be found at wgcma.vic.gov.au/photocompetition

The Sale Wetlands on the lower Latrobe River.