RoC Yass Phase Two Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • Welcome to our Yass Gorge: insight into Yass’ natural treasure

    Welcome to Our Yass Gorge by Geoff Robertson and Ryl Parker provides a terrific introduction to this special part of our region. Yass Gorge, stretching from Flat Rock Crossing to the Yass Dam wall, is a wonderful natural treasure in the middle of Yass and an ideal place to visit and learn about the geology, […]

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  • Freshwater turtle or tortoise in Australia? Busting the common misconception.

    Meet Toothless 😊(pictured above). Toothless is an Eastern long-necked freshwater turtle – yet, it’s quite common for people to identify Toothless as an Australian tortoise species, not a turtle. We asked our friendly turtle expert Bruno Ferronato, about this misconception and he was happy to share his knowledge with us… Fact: There are no native […]

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  • Event Recap: Feeling Fishy at the Yass Gorge

    We were fortunate to have a stunning day for our Rivers of Carbon Feeling Fishy event in Yass. Local Ngunawal Elder Wally Bell welcomed us to country and talked about our shared responsibility to care and respect the Yass Gorge and the many wonderful plants and animals it has within it. Aaron Chatfield from Greening […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon Feeling Fishy Field Day – Yass Gorge 7th April 2018

    If you are in and around Yass on the 7th of April come and join the Rivers of Carbon team for a great day in Yass Gorge exploring native fish, bush tucker, indigenous river stories, Yass Gorge rehabilitation, and of course some cooked carp with our culinary giant Luke Pearce! We will have Waterwatch, Landcare, […]

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  • Hear, see and experience the Truth about Trees…

    Harness the power of nature to increase production, profit and pleasure on your property… Would you like to make your property as healthy, productive and beautiful as it can be? Then don’t miss this free, fully catered special expo for land managers, large and small, in the Gunning and Yass districts. Whether you are contemplating […]

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  • Farmers helping to save the Southern Pygmy Perch

    Farmers helping to save threatened fish Department of Primary Industries (DPI) staff have successfully relocated hundreds of Southern Pygmy Perch from Blakney Creek, just north of Yass, into two suitable farm dam habitats to create safe refuges for the threatened fish.  Recent surveys by DPI and the University of Canberra confirmed that the pest fish […]

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  • NSW Environmental Trust Grant for Rivers of Carbon – Yass River Linkages

    Last week, Lori and I were delighted to find out that the ARRC has been awarded a NSW Environmental Trust grant to extend our Rivers of Carbon work into the Yass River. Key partners are Greening Australia, Yass Area Network and Dept of Primary Industries. The Rivers of Carbon approach of ‘science and story’ really seems to be striking […]

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