Consultations on the North Central CMA draft Regional Catchment Strategy
Posted on 8 May, 2012 by Connecting Country
The North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is seeking input and feedback from the community on the draft 2012-2018 Regional Catchment Strategy. There will be ten community meetings in May and June to provide input and feedback on environmental priorities. In our region, the community feedback meeting will be held at Campbells Creek Community Centre on at 7 pm on Thursday 17 May. See this flyer for more details.
This is a wonderful opportunity to have input into the Regional Catchment Strategy – it is reviewed every 6 years or so and many things can change in that time. One of the most important assets in our area (after our rivers and creeks) is the natural environment and this is what we can highlight and promote with the North Central CMA. By including this in the bigger picture of the region’s assets it will encourage support for programs to protect, enhance and connect native fauna and flora – this could be through direct funding or through other resourcing.
What is needed now is detailed and accurate mapping of our natural biodiversity to ensure that everyone (local community, agencies, and levels of government) has an understanding of the value and importance of what we have here. There is also the continual need for community education and awareness raising especially as new people are choosing to settle here because of the natural environment and its attraction.
For a copy of the draft Regional Catchment Strategy or to have your say on-line, visit the North Central CMA website.