The Richmond River is the lifeblood of our regional biodiversity. It provides the habitat and breeding ground for fish; water for irrigating crops and is enjoyed recreationally by all of us.
However, the results of a recent health report card on the river is poor - and our river desperately needs improvement.
The Richmond Ecohealth Project 2014 Final Technical Report revealed that the Richmond River has an overall grade of D+, ranging from an F in the Wilsons River and upper Richmond estuary to a C in the headwater streams of the catchment.
The report also made some recommendations to improve the river health including;reducing diffuse sources and sediment loads, reducing stock access to the river banks, re-vegetating riparian zones to increase buffering and actively restoring riparian vegetation.
I am seeking to bring together local community groups, councils, scientists and concerned individuals to develop a plan to restore this vital environmental asset to full health.
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