We recently received an update from the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach (UMDR) project. As part of the project, a facilitator was brought on to maximise community and stakeholder engagement, support the governance of the UMDR and seek further funding and partnerships for UMDR.
There have been a number of activities to keep this project running well from meeting to ensure effective governance to keeping the catchment community informed via Facebook and the UMDR website. The UMDR have also attended or presented at a number of workshops throughout the project.
One of the key activities during 2017-2018 has been the development of a 10 year management plan to oversee the activities and projects carried out by the UMDR into the future. The planning process has included a situation analysis, development of revised targets, identification of data sources and has identified that engagement of traditional owners is key to future UMDR projects.
The UMDR was awarded a highly commended in the partnership category of the 2017 ACT Landcare Awards.
You can hear from UMDR facilitator Anita Brademann speaking at the 2017 Native Fish Forum below, or can download the full report to find out more about the UMDR project.
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