MHRT_WFN_SugarShack_pano.jpgMy healthy river toolkit

 The My Healthy River Toolkit provides information to interested wetland owners, community people, and organisations about what environmental watering is and how you can help to improve the health of our river. The Toolkit is an initiative of Nature Foundation SA’s Water For Nature program. 

There are six fact sheets in the series, with accompanying videos for each:

Water for a Healthy River

In our modern lives it’s easy to forget the importance of a healthy river for sustaining our lifestyles, businesses, and natural areas. That’s why it’s important for us to work together to restore and protect the river’s health.

View the Water for a Healthy River fact sheet
 

Water for What, Where and How?

Our favourite spots along the river have changed over the years, and unfortunately it has mostly been for the worst. Together we can do practical things to help improve the health of our River Murray.

View the Water for What, Where and How? fact sheet
 

Water for Healthy Trees

Remember that lazy feeling of lying under the shade of a tree by the river while listening to the birds and feeling the breeze? The river trees we love and see each day have been struggling for many years, but there is a way that you can help give them a “watering” hand.

View the Water for Healthy Trees fact sheet
 

Water for Native Animals (Part 1)

Remember exploring the river’s banks and spotting a pink-eared duck gliding across the glassy surface of the water, or hearing the chatter of brightly coloured parrots in the flowering eucalypts above you? Areas of the River Murray have been in a state of decline and we need to work together to restore and protect its health so that we can continue to enjoy its spectacular wildlife.

View the Water for Native Animals (Part 1) fact sheet
 

Water for Native Animals (Part 2)

Let’s take a dip below the water’s surface. Do you remember catching yabbies or tadpoles as a kid? Ever watched a turtle sunning himself, or heard a chorus of frogs on a summer’s evening? Areas of the River Murray have been in a state of decline and need our help to restore their health.

View the Water for Native Animals (Part 2) fact sheet
 

Water for Nature - Get Involved


Every one of us can do something to make the waters, plants and wildlife of the River Murray healthier. You could turn off a tap quicker, find a way to get water back to a thirsty wetland, or join a bird watching group to do a survey. We want to share a healthy river with the irrigators, tourism operators, farmers and, most of all, our kids and our grandkids.

View the Water for Nature - Get Involved fact sheet