Media Releases

Please see below media releases issued by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority during 2020.

Adventures to keep kids active 

20 November 2020

Swap the screens for fresh air and sunshine in the Mallee bush! The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has produced two new children’s activity books to assist children and families to explore the incredible environmental and Indigenous wonders to be found at Merbein Common and Lindsay Island.

The Wildlife Detective activity books are designed to nurture a love of nature in primary school aged kids, and feature puzzles, activities and interesting facts about Merbein Common and Lindsay Island.  

Read the full press release.

Lindsay Island digital version

Merbein Common digital version

Calling all Citizen Scientists 

17 September 2020

Even though we can’t gather in large numbers right now, frogs can. And they certainly are, with the arrival of spring, these vocal amphibians are out and about, calling to attract a mate.

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is calling for budding citizen scientists to help monitor frogs in our local wetlands. Getting involved is easy, simply download the free Australian Museums FrogID app on your smart phone, head out to the closest wetland, listen for frog calls, record the sound with the app and press ‘submit’. 

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Funding for farmers to tackle rabbits and weeds

Southern Mallee farmers can now access funding to help tackle rabbits and weeds to protect important Buloke Woodlands.

Land managers in targeted areas can apply for up to $1,400 per hectare to undertake on-ground works to control rabbits and eliminate priority weeds in Buloke Woodlands.

Read the full press release.