Canberra Institute of Technology Planting Day on the Gudgenby River

By Jed Pearson

On Thursday 27th July 2023, Rivers of Carbon were lucky to be joined by Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) to plant trees on the Gudgenby River.

Hosted by landholders Maddie and Will Gregory at their property affectionately called “Pop’s”, after their grandfather, Conservation and Ecosystem Management students planted 130 trees and riparian shrubs along the Gudgenby, to help combat erosion, increase biodiversity, and to improve water quality as it flows through southern ACT and into the Murrumbidgee.

Thank you to Maddie and Will for your kind hospitality, and to CIT for all your hard work on the day.

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Rivers of Carbon — Gudgenby River Project

Our Gudgenby River Project helps prepare agricultural properties for a sustainable future by connecting landholders along the river to undertake riparian restoration projects to improve biodiversity, water quality and climate resistance. We aim through this project to protect and restore 10 hectares of riparian land; manage 3 kilometres of waterways; plant 2,000 native trees and 1,500 native grasses; and protectively fence 3km of riparian areas.

Want to get involved?

We would be delighted to hear from you. What you need to do now is to check the map to ensure you are within the Gudgenby River area. If you are, please contact us using the details below.

Lori Gould, Program Manager
📞0439 030 058

Jed Pearson, Project Officer
📞0476 251 910

Lori Gould and Jed Pearson, in their Rivers of Carbon attire, stand by Jerrabomberra Wetlands in Canberra, Australia.

The Rivers of Carbon – Gudgenby River Project is funded through the Australian Capital Territory Natural Resource Management (ACT NRM) Healthy Waterways Program.