The Snowy was a hub of activity last weekend as the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) hosted a community paddle down the river.

With support from the crew at Snowy River Expeditions, paddlers travelled downstream from the Highway Bridge at Orbost, passed leaping mullet and under the watchful gaze of a pair of whistling kites before returning to Forest Park for a picnic lunch.

Ken Judd, Operations Manager at the CMA spoke about the history of the area and improvements to the river’s health. “The local landholders, community groups and government agencies have been working together for a decade now to improve the health of the Snowy River; it’s nice to be able to showcase to our community the improvements made. ”

The event was part of the Snowy River Rehabilitation Project funded by the Victorian State Government.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.