As you are probably aware, the ARRC runs on a very lean budget and all our work on the website is done by volunteers. We are conscious that as a river restoration website we need to have more science and practice that relates directly to the biophysical, ecological and social aspects of this discipline. We need help to make this happen and would welcome your help.
We would like to have updates from you about the latest river restoration science or practice you have come across and feel is worthy of sharing with others. We can then link your update to another website, or create a new page on our website featuring the new material.
All you need to do is to send your contribution via email to the ARRC – firstname.lastname@example.org. We want the ARRC to be a useful site for people to share information and knowledge, so please, any ideas, updates or volunteer time you might have, get in touch!
Siwan and Nerida
On Friday the 23rd of July, Wetland Care celebrated its 19 year old birthday. This great organisation is dedicated to protecting and restoring Australian wetlands and inspiring others to get involved.
Wetland Care focuses on building capacity and providing ongoing support to over 16,000 volunteers, community groups, landholders and natural resource managers working to protect and rehabilitate wetlands across the country. Together, these people have conserved, restored and sustainably managed over 175,000ha of Australia’s functioning wetland ecosystems and their catchments, and assisted wetland managers in rehabilitation planning through mapping and assessing over 1,480,000ha of wetlands across New South Wales and Queensland.
Well done to all the staff, Board and volunteers … and Happy Birthday Wetland Care!
Fifty five members of the Tzu Chi Foundation travelled to Boorowa for the weekend of 10 and 11 April to plant 2700 native trees, shrubs and grasses along the Boorowa River. The event was held as part of the Boorowa River Recovery project that has rehabilitated 80kms of waterways on 70 properties in the Boorowa Catchment. Lori Gould, who manages the Boorowa River Recovery project said “the weekend was a great success. Tzu Chi volunteers, Landcare volunteers, Lachlan Catchment Management staff, Greening Australia staff and landholders all came together to help improve the health of the Boorowa River”. To read more about this great event, go to our new Stories page – maybe you could think about sending us in a story to share with others!