About the Derwent Catchment Project
The Derwent Catchment Project is a grass-roots community organisation that aims to increase and improve the natural condition of the Derwent catchment. The programs we deliver cover agricultural best practice, weed management, flood recovery, river restoration, revegetation, conservation and strategic planning.
We are co-funded by the Central Highlands Council and the Derwent Valley Council.
The Derwent Catchment Project evolved out of the Upper Derwent Landcare Group established in the late 1990s. The group has had many active and successful projects working in collaboration with Central Highlands and Derwent Valley Councils, NRM South, government agencies and local residents. Recent projects include a collaborative weeds program in the Central Highlands and Derwent Valley, Pasture Hub, small grants for weed control, and a sustainable agriculture extension program with farmers in the Bothwell and Hamilton areas.
The Derwent Catchment Project has produced a strategic plan outlining the key aims of the organisation, areas for improvement and actions we're taking to improve the Project. Your feedback is welcome.