News and Events

Upcoming events and updates across the Refreshing Rivers Program

March 8, 2024

Wetland Field Day at "Hartwood"

Join us for an evening wetland walk, talk and free bbq dinner. Friday March 8th 2024 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm Topics include: aquatic and riparian vegetation, environmental water in the Yanco Creek System, wetland fish, bats and rakali, frog identification and spotlight

January 23, 2024

Something Fishy Going On

2 school holiday events were recently held on Morleys Creek and Nimbo Creek as part of a Kids Fishcare event.

January 8, 2024

Murray Cod Comeback

In 2013, the Riverina Highlands Landcare Network undertook some works on the Adelong Creek to improve habitat for native fish. As part of the project, Murray Cod fingerlings were also released. Murray Cod would have once been common in local waterways including Adelong Creek Declining water quality, introduction of exotic fish species and loss of native habitat, meant that these fish had not been recorded in the Creek for many years. With the help of the local community, Murray Cod fingerlings were released as the catalyst for the reestablishment of this iconic fish species. Ten years on, and despite dry years, floods and fire, the Murray Cod have survived and prospered!

January 2, 2024

Golden perch fingerlings released in the New Year

YACTAC were out in the New Year on the Billabong Creek, Conargo, releasing 27,273 golden perch (Macquaria ambigua) fingerlings as part of the Refreshing Rivers Program which aims to improve local waterway health.

December 20, 2023

Trialling carp electrofishing a second time on Billabong Creek, Conargo

A final day of electrofishing targeting carp (Cyprinus carpio), on a five kilometre stretch of Billabong Creek, Conargo, occurred on December 20th, 2023. Carp once again proved to be the dominant fish with a tally of 266 kgs for one day on a 5 km stretch of creek.


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The Refreshing Rivers Program is a collaboration between government, industry, research, and community organisations, led by Local Land Services. This Program has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

The Refreshing Rivers Program works on Country that always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters, and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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