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Landholders urged to have say on catchment priorities

News release
24 November 2015

Landholders and the community are invited to assist with prioritising future projects in the Northern and Yorke region.

Those in the Wakefield, Broughton, Willochra and Light catchment areas are encouraged to undertake a survey as part of the Four Catchments project.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke water officer Jennifer Munro said the survey is a great opportunity for people to influence how funding will be spent.

"The survey covers what people would like to see protected, what their priorities and issues are and what actions they would like to see happen," Ms Munro says.

"It’s really important that landholders and the community tell us what they want – they’re the ones seeing everyday what is happening in the catchment areas, they’re the ones looking after the land and they’re best informed about what needs to happen and where."

The Four Catchments project has been funded by the Australian Government since 2012.

Ms Munro said by the end of the project in 2017, more than 50 kilometres of fencing, more than 1200 hectares of weed control and 450 hectares of revegetation along watercourses will be complete.

Monitoring activities included bird and fish surveys, river red gums, bush condition, and permanent water pools which have provided vital information regarding the habitats and wildlife associated with watercourses.

More than 60 landholders, five local governments, and numerous schools and volunteers across the Northern and Yorke and Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources regions have been involved in the project.

Project information – including a You Tube video – is available on the webpage http://www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ny/projects/four-catchments

The Four Rivers Survey is available on a new weblink address via Have your Say on the Natural Resources Northern and Yorke website http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/yoursay-engagements-northern-and-yorke-catchments-action-plans/about

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Communications and Engagement Coordinator

88413444

lorraine.edmunds@sa.gov.au