RiverConnect celebrates World Rivers Day

Greater Shepparton City Council, RiverConnect and One FM will be broadcasting live along the Goulburn River, Tom Collins Drive on Sunday 26 September from 12pm until 4pm celebrating World Rivers Day. The Goulburn River, or Kaiela in Yorta Yorta language, is one of four heritage listed rivers in Victoria.

The Goulburn River helped establish Shepparton to become the region’s food bowl with the construction of the Goulburn Weir in the late 1880’s, enabling irrigation for farms.

Millions of people in more than 100 countries will be celebrating World Rivers Day on Sunday. Our rivers connect our communities, with the Broken River meeting the Goulburn River in the heart of Shepparton. Community members continue to enjoy what the rivers have to offer with fishing being a favourite pastime.

Our region’s rivers nourish our ecosystem providing important habitat for our native plants and animals including the threatened Squirrel Gliders, Koalas, Platypus, Murray Cod, Murray Crayfish, plus many more. Many native animals rely on the hollows in the river red gum trees and grey box trees for homes. Recognisable plants include river red gums, grey box, silver wattles, gold dust wattles, billy buttons, blue devils and kangaroo grass. With only 3% remnant native vegetation in our region it needs to be protected.

One FM’s Terri Cowley will be hosting the broadcast live from the river and will be playing some of your favourite river related songs and interviewing special guests including Lou Costa from Goulburn Valley Environment Group and John Laing from Goulburn Murray Landcare Network.

Join RiverConnect and OneFM on Sunday 26 September from 12pm to 4pm, Tom Collins Drive.

 

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