Learning about our catchments

Mapping biodiversity – A grant from The Norman Wettenhall Foundation will go towards mapping flora and fauna in the catchment.  This mapping exercise will produce an overview of environmental assets in the area.  Knowing what creatures and plants are around will help when seeking investment into conservation activities.  So get involved – go to the maps section and click on the button for the interactive mapper.  Sign up, log in, enter your data.

Chinaman Swamp Catchment Salinity Survey – This project was initiated by the H11 and H12 Community Action Group to investigate ground water presence in this sub-catchment in an attempt to quality and quantify a saline intrusion into Fiery Creek, South of Westmere.  The preliminary survey was funded by Watershed 2000 with very interesting results.  The new stage of the project was funded by the RE Ross Trust Small Victorian Rural Grant Scheme through The Norman Wettenhall Foundation.