What makes the Perry River special

West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA) is looking for local knowledge about the Perry River and surrounding area to help inform a four year natural resource management project.

WGCMA’s Partnership and Engagement Team Leader, Belinda Brennan, said people who live, work or have an interest in the Perry were invited to attend a community meeting at Munro Hall to discuss the Perry River and surrounding catchment.

“We’re hosting a meeting and dinner; where we can share some of what we know about the Perry catchment – but also get some local knowledge and information about what makes the Perry River special to the community.

“We’ve identified the Perry Catchment as a really important area because of the landscape, such as the chain of ponds and the need to protect threatened species in the area.

“It’s also a priority because of how close it is to the Gippsland Lakes and the need to fence and revegetate waterways and wetlands to reduce sediment loads to the Lakes,” continued Ms Brennan.

The Community meeting and dinner will be held on Saturday, 20 May from 3.00pm to 5.00pm (dinner to follow) at Munro Hall in Munro.

To RSVP please contact Belinda Brennan on 1300 094 262 or email belindab@wgcma.vic.gov.au for catering purposes. Please advise of any dietary requirements

The West Gippsland Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) Project focuses on the Perry Catchment. This project is funded by the Victorian State Government under their Our Catchments, Our Communities project.