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Calling all river photographers!

Environment Victoria is calling for river photographs to include in their exciting new project Our Rivers Our Lifeblood.  The project has researched important information about Victoria’s rivers, including catchment features, values and condition, major water users, key threats and conservation priorities and ways to achieve them.

Now Environment Victoria is creating an innovative web-based atlas that presents all the information in an accessible, engaging way to help users find out all about their rivers and what’s significant about them. Your pictures of special river spots, people enjoying rivers, rivers looking healthy or sick, water infrastructure and wildlife would help make Lifeblood sing!

Please send photos to Juliet at juliet.lefeuvre@environmentvictoria.org.au. All photos used will be acknowledged.

In particular, Environment Victoria is seeking photos from the following river basins:

Western Victoria:
Lake Corangamite and other Western District Lakes (Gnarput, Bookar, Beeac etc), Hopkins River, Otway Rivers (Aire, Gellibrand, Cumberland, Anglesea, Curdies and others), Portland Coast (Moyne, Surry, Eumerella and others, Lake Condah), Millicent Coast (Mosquito Creek, wetlands around Edenhope)

Northern Victoria:
Avoca River, Kiewa River, Wimmera River looking healthy

Gippsland:
Snowy River in Victoria, East Gippsland Rivers – (Bemm, Cann, Genoa, Thurra, Wingan and others), Gippsland Lakes, South Gippsland Rivers (Tarra, Tarwin, Agnes, Bass, Powlett and others)

Central Victoria:
Werribee River (anyone been to Werribee Gorge or Lerderderg state park recently?)

and a special prize for photos of cows in rivers!

Photos have already begun flowing in, but the more distant parts of the state and rivers in poor condition have been under-represented thus far, so photos of these would be especially appreciated.

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