Caring for the Campaspe
CARING FOR THE CAMPASPE
The Caring for the Campaspe project is the first large scale on-ground works project to deliver river health improvements for the Campaspe River from its headwaters near Ashbourne to the Murray River at Echuca.
The Campaspe River contains several threatened vegetation communities, aquatic life and provides habitat for many terrestrial species, such as the threatened Swift Parrot and Squirrel Glider.
The overall goal of Caring for the Campaspe, funded by the Victorian Government through the Regional Riparian Action Plan, is to improve the condition of riparian vegetation leading to improvements in the aquatic and riparian ecosystem health of the Campaspe River and build strong working relationships with landholders.
Since 2012, the North Central CMA has been providing fencing, offstream watering, weed control and revegetation incentives with interested land managers on both public and privately owned along the river’s length. The particularly complements the delivery of environmental flows downstream of Lake Eppalock.