Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Improving waterways

Protecting the health of waterways is a crucial and rewarding part of owning a property. Good planning and managing run-off by planting trees, shrubs and grasses as buffers helps stop nutrients, pathogens, chemicals and sediments from entering waterways.

Things you can do to keep the catchment healthy

  • Use chemicals efficiently and carefully, or seek alternative methods where possible.
  • Control weeds and pests.
  • Retain and plant native vegetation to prevent erosion.
  • Protect stream bank vegetation so it provides a filter against pollution.
  • Manage septics properly.
  • Report accidental spills near waterways.
  • Get involved in Landcare, Waterwatch or other local community groups.

More information:

Environment Protection Authority’s Onsite Wastewater webpage

Agriculture Victoria Farm Water Solutions webpage