I’m delighted to join Environment Victoria’s campaign for Healthy Rivers. Continuing to work to protect nature is very important to me personally. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of summers we spent along rivers in the far east of the state. Now, my daughter enjoys those rivers as much as I did. Except that now, the water levels are not as high as they were in the 80s.
In the face of climate change, I believe we need resilient, functioning and biodiverse ecosystems to help us all withstand rising temperatures and water scarcity. A wetter landscape – with rivers that have enough water in them – is vital in this ever-drying climate.
Right now, the State Government is not prioritising water flows to rivers. This is not good enough – as many of you Rivers Champions would know more intimately than I do. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’d be great if you could help the campaign.