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Mobile QuikSpray Unit available to local landholders

The Southern ACT Catchment Group has a Quik Spray Trailer available to assist landholders and managers across the ACT as well as Googong and the Upper Murrumbidgee catchments to undertake weed contol.

A donation of $50 for the first day and $25 for subsequent days applies. See the flyer attached for conditions.

For more information contact Martin on 62966400 or waterwatch@sactcg.org.au

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Catchment Update Summer 2010

The ‘eofys’ (end of financial year) monster will and should be used by all as an all round excuse for things being late. I will of course use this same excuse for as long as I can get away with it.
Here, finally, in mid winter, is the report for autumn.

In General:
Well above average rainfall for February, March and May, has had a big impact on our region over autumn. The dams topped up to about 56% for the first time since 2006 (ActewAGL data) and the long suffering Murrumbidgee River also managed a clean out and a top up during this time.

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Conder Wetlands Group

SACTCG Waterwatch group profile

Julie Marriott and family and Vera Kurz have been an active Waterwatch team for a few years. They keep a close eye on a system of artificial ponds known as the ‘Conder Wetlands’.

The Conder team
The Conder Wetlands team

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Living with Lovegrass

Lovegrass mixRedgrass African lovegrass mix.

‘Living with Lovegrass’ a forum designed around learning from each other on how to manage African Lovegrass was held at the Namadgi Visitor Centre on Saturday 22nd May. Around sixty people attended the forum and it was interesting to hear the range of views expressed about lovegrass. Some graziers expressed the view that lovegrass is here, cattle can use it, so perhaps we are better off devoting resources to Serrated Tussock. Others thought that lovegrass is potentially our worst environmental and agricultural weed species. Whatever the view there is no denying African lovegrass is a highly persistent, summer growing, perennial grass weed that is invading rural properties, urban parklands and roadsides and nature reserves across our region.

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International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB)


Convention on Biological Diversity
The United Nations proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity.

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