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Campaspe cultural heritage and platypus information session

Tuesday 27th March at 4:30pm - Tuesday 27th March at 6:00pm

The North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) invites the community along to an informative event about the Campaspe River and the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the area.

Guest presenters will be sure to captivate the audience in an informative afternoon of presentations.

• A talk on cultural heritage by a Yorta YortaTraditional Owner

• Geoff Williams, Australian Platypus Conservancy

Click here to register or for more information


Cost: FREE
Contact: Phone the North Central CMA on 5448 7124 by Friday 23 March.
Location: Mercure Port of Echuca, 465 High St Echuca
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World Fish Migration Day with Merv Hughes

Fish ecologist holding a Murray cod
Saturday 21st April at 12:00pm - Saturday 21st April at 4:30pm

Join cricketing legend and keen fisherman Merv Hughes at a FREE community and family event to celebrate World Fish Migration Day 2018

Kicking off at 9am with a fishing competition hosted by Barham Angling Club, the fun will continue at Apex Park from 12 noon to 4.30pm with a free sausage sizzle, kids colouring competition, Waterwatch activities and native fish displays.

PLUS, meet Merv and hear from fish expert Ivor Stuart and the North Central CMA about the Native Fish Recovery Plan. All welcome - there will be something for everyone.

Don't miss out! Registrations close 5pm Wednesday 14 April.

Phone the North Central CMA on 5448 7124 or online at

The event is funded through the Victorian Water Investment Framework and is part of the Victorian Government’s $222 million investment to improve catchment and waterway health across regional Victoria.

Cost: Free
Contact: Registrations close 5pm Wednesday 14 April. Phone the North Central CMA on 5448 7124 or online at​​​​​​​
Location: Apex Park, Koondrook
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Fish of the Upper Catchment

Thursday 26th April at 4:30pm - Thursday 26th April at 5:30pm

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a non-invasive sampling technique that detects genetic material from a target species secreted into its surrounding environment (water). Come along to hear the results of recent eDNA sampling from Josh Griffiths, Senior Ecologist - Biodiversity Conservation with EnviroDNA Pty Ltd. Waterways sampled include the Campaspe and Coliban Rivers upstream of Lake Eppalock and their tributaries.

The main objectives were to identify areas of high biodiversity and improve understanding of the distribution of several threatened fish species, to help inform management strategies. The data also provides a valuable baseline to assess the effectiveness of current and future management actions.

For more details about the event, and to register, click the Eventbrite link or call the North Central CMA on 03 5448 7124.

Afternoon tea provided

Children welcome

Cost: Free
Contact: North Central Catchment Management Authority on 03 5448 7124
Location: Kyneton Mechanics Institute, 81 Mollison Street, Kyneton
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