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Dealing with water quality hotspots to improve the Gippsland Lakes

The downstream impacts of erosion can affect seagrass and wetland plants in the Gippsland Lakes. According to West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s Water Team Leader, Eleisha Keogh, it can also affect the frequency and severity of algal blooms. “We know that water quality plays a really important role in the health of the Gippsland Lakes,”

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Gippsland Lakes Community Grants

Community organisations and groups play an important role in contributing to a healthy Gippsland Lakes. Passionate and full of local knowledge, these groups have a history of completing projects and leveraging government investment by calling on their group members and volunteers for assistance. The 2017 Gippsland Lakes Community Grants are part of the broader Gippsland

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Water quality key to healthy Gippsland Lakes

Improving water quality flowing into the Gippsland Lakes is an important part of improving the overall health of the Lakes. Through Victorian State Government funding, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, will be working with farmers in the Macalister irrigation area to keep nutrients and sediments on farm. WGCMA’s Land Team Leader, Shayne Haywood, said keeping

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Monitoring fox populations on the Gippsland Lakes

Trust for Nature has received funding from the Victorian State Government for the Gippsland Lakes to implement a landscape fox control program to protect waterbird populations. This will be undertaken through a combination of control methods across freehold and public land around the Blond Bay area. As part of this project, monitoring will be undertaken

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Managing water for the Gippsland Lakes

Since settlement, the Latrobe and Thomson rivers have changed significantly. Each year, almost half of the natural flow of the rivers is removed to provide water for towns and industry. This has put pressure on the rivers from an environmental perspective, with every drop being precious for wetlands at their lower end – such as

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