Werribee River Association Werribee Riverkeeper

Werribee River Association Werribee Riverkeeper

PO Box 74, Werribee (VIC), 3030, Australia

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WRivA hosts the Werribee Riverkeeper, and defends, protects and conserves the Werribee River. WRivA also acts as the Friends of Werribee River Park.

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Mission o Protecting excellent quality water and flows in the Werribee River catchment’s waterways and wetlands to ensure healthy eco-systems and productive land
o Protecting and conserving the Werribee River and its catchment for the amenity and health of the whole community
o Protecting and enhancing the Werribee River catchment’s diverse and unique flora and fauna for future generations
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WRivA hosts the Werribee Riverkeeper and is affiliated with the international organisation, WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE. WRivA is based in the City of Wyndham and is engaged in whole of catchment and wider initiatives. WRivA acts as the "Friends of Werribee River Park." Interested people all ages and interests can either help us in our activities or join as members. Membership is inexpensive and can be obtained by contacting the secretary for details.

Awards 6. Werribee Riverkeeper wins KAB Vic Dame Phyllis Frost Award 2015.
5. Environment Victoria Recognition Award Oct 2014
4. Winner 2013 Wyndham Environment & Sustainability Award for LitterWatch activity
3. WRIVA was approved as "Friends of Werribee River Park" by Parks Victoria in June 2012.
2. Wyndham Environment Award 2007
1. Wyndham Quality Community Plan Platypus Environment Award 1999 For Services to the Werribee River Environment
Founded 1981
Products Advocacy - for the Werribee River and its right to flow with drinkable, swimmable, fishable water.
Nature - developing a love for and a knowledge of the natural world.
Understanding - what a river is, what it should do, what it does do.
Hands on activities - cleaning up litter and other rubbish, revegetation or natural history walks.
Sharing knowledge - for school/club/organisation visits and talks, displays or brochures.
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