Boorowa River Recovery
The Boorowa River Recovery campaign, part of Greening Australia’s nationwide River Recovery program, is addressing water quality and biodiversity issues in this important tributary of the Lachlan River in central west New South Wales.
This project involves a targeted on ground works and education program that encourages regional partners to co-invest in the health of the river. The Campaign seeks to reduce sedimentation and salt loads transported by the Boorowa River into the Lachlan, an important river in the Murray Darling Basin system.
A range of land management strategies are being implemented to achieve this goal and concurrently improve biodiversity outcomes. On-ground works include fencing along river banks and providing alternative water points to reduce stock access, plus planting and direct seeding of native grasses, shrubs and trees to reduce erosion and salinity. Weed management is also a focus with particular attention directed to the removal of invasive willow.
Congratulations to Lori Gould and the capital Region team with the Boorowa River Recovery project awarded an Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) ‘Project Management Achievement Award’ for the ACT. Boorowa River Recovery will now be a national finalist and the project will be showcased through the AIPM as a leading practice example of project management in ‘Sustainability’.
Such awards provide excellent external recognition for our efforts and our partners’ contributions. For further info on AIPM see here or to learn more about the great work being done on the Boorowa River contact Lori Gould.
Greening Australia video
Learn more about Greening Australia's River Recovery program on the Boorowa River in south-west New South Wales. Boorowa River Recovery leader, Lori Gould, talks about monitoring our progress on the project and Electrofishing - a method for monitoring fish stocks.
- $1 million has been co-invested from government, industry and community groups in partnership with local landholders.
- 45 landholders have fenced and rehabilitated 500 hectares (or 70km of river rehabilitation) of riparian area.
- More intensive works along a high priority 13 km stretch of river includes removal of invasive willow plus fencing and installation of alternative water points to reduce stock damage to riverbanks.
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