Willow removal helps river

Water authorities toured the Gellibrand River at Carlisle River last week to see the positive impacts of willow removal. From left, Wannon Water director Rob Wallis, CCMA board member Alain Purnell, CCMA chief Gareth Smith, Wannon Water’s Grant Green and CCMA’s Darren Wilkie. CCMA has removed more than 76 kilometres of willows from the river.

Water authorities say removing willows from Colac district waterways is helping farmers and boosting the environment.

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