Upcoming Events

Join dirtgirl, scrapboy and Costa the Garden Gnome to find out about the water cycle, saving water and great ways to enjoy water as a drink!  

View the online resource pack.

National Water Week
Explore Your Backyard 

Explore Your Backyard is an online learning festival running from 18 – 24 October offering learning resources, videos, webinars and more.

You can also check out the official Explore Your Backyard Facebook page by clicking the link below.

CLICK HERE to Explore Your Backyard Facebook page.

National Water Week
18-24 October 2021 

The #NWW2021 theme for 2021 is Caring for Water and Country and celebrates the vital and cultural role that water plays in our lives. Recognising the importance our waterways play in our lives, Caring for Water and Country aims to deepen our understanding of Australian First Nations people’s knowledge of protecting and sustaining our water and lands for over 65,000 years. The wetlands, river channels and riparian vegetation of the region’s waterways and floodplains provide diverse habitat for a variety of aquatic and terrestrial species and also provide important ecological services. 

To view which waterways will receive water during spring 2021, visit out waterways page.

Citizen Scientists Improve Black Box Woodlands 

Would you like to be involved in Black Box woodland research?

Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is seeking interest from community groups or individuals who would like to be involved in a citizen science project being undertaken at the Hattah Lakes Ramsar site to:

  • Increase community awareness of Black Box woodlands
  • Improve understanding of Black Box ecology
  • Improve management of Black Box woodlands

With technical guidance being provided by recognised experts from the Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI), participants will establish a Black Box regeneration field trial and investigate the impact of different management options on seedling survival and growth.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the ecology of this internationally recognised site, while gaining practical experience in field-based monitoring techniques to help address a key knowledge gap.

Citizen Science activities being planned for this year include three half-day field days at the Hattah Lakes in April and May, with transport to the site provided from central pick up points.

Scroll down to see our Hattah-Kulkyne National Park Black Box Regeneration video

Are you interested in:

  • Participating in citizen science?
  • Sharing knowledge about Black Box woodlands and Hattah Lakes ecology & management?
  • Meeting like-minded people?

If you would like to find out more about this project, or express your interest, please contact Stephanie Robinson at the Mallee Catchment Management Authority on 0497 771 999 or stephanie.robinson@malleecma.com.au