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Webinar: Investing in western waterways

Join Werribee Riverkeeper, John Forrester, to learn how the Werribee River Keeper Association works with local groups, businesses, municipalities and government to benefit to our waterways, wildlife and public health. This webinar was recorded on 3 September, 2020.

18 November 2020
Duration
1:35:49
Audio described version
Transcript

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Werribee River Association (WRivA) has been investing in western waterways since 1981. The worth of their investment has been returned to the community many times. Their work has been supported by other local groups, some businesses, municipalities and government.

In this seminar, Werribee Riverkeeper John Forrester outlines:

  • WRivA’s work
  • support given to them by others
  • how their work can be ramped up for the benefit of our waterways, wildlife, public health, business and government.

Resources

Find out more about the Werribee River Association’s work and programs: Werribee River Association website.

About the presenter

WRivA hosts the Werribee Riverkeeper through its affiliation with the international organisation, Waterkeeper Alliance. WRivA is based in the City of Wyndham but is engaged in the whole of the Werribee River catchment and beyond.

WRivA also works on litter, plastic and waste through advocacy, research and practical action with Beach Patrol 3030, Love Our Street 3030, Love Our Street 3029 and acts as the ‘Friends of Werribee River Park’, and ‘Friends of Cobbledick's Ford’.

Melbourne Water and industry professionals have partnered to bring you Waterwatch ‘Expert Connections’, a webinar series connecting industry professionals with the volunteers, community groups and other practitioners working together to protect our waterways. View all events in this series.