Mallee

Sharing the Benefits of Environmental Watering

“The birds on the lake are a real spectacle, particularly in the early morning and evening. Through their 
display, the waterbirds are demonstrating the value
of environmental watering, not just for the flora and fauna but for the wider community, that is made richer for their presence.” – Sharyon Peart, Chair, Mallee CMA

Output 2016/17

129 community engagement participants
5 publications

Delivery Partners

Victorian Environmental Water Holder
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Parks Victoria

About the Project

Lake Hawthorn is a natural floodplain wetland.  Changes in climate, river regulation and improved irrigation practices have meant that the lake, which was once a hub for water-based activities, had dried out, only to be filled in times of localised flooding.

The environmental watering at Lake Hawthorn has not only transformed a unique ephemeral lake, it has enriched the lives of the lake community, giving people a new focus for social and educational endeavours.

Lake Hawthorn is the perfect place for a family day out

Lake Hawthorn is the perfect place for a family day out

Migratory birds making the most of Lake Hawthorn

Migratory birds making the most of Lake Hawthorn

More information

Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2016/2017 (PDF)

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