Lower Murray Canoe Trail

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An interactive boating trail, Murray Bridge - Wellington featuring interpretive signs and geocaches

Project details

Who will benefit from this project?



How will the funding be spent?

- Mapping the water trail
- Design of educational signage
- Production of educational signage
- Installation of educational signage and geocaches
- Web page set up
- Design and print of waterproof maps
- Project launch in conjunction with Scouts SA event
- Trail will be fully operational for the 2019 25th Australian Scout Jamboree, and the opening of the Tailem Bend Motor Sport Park

How will you measure the impact of this project?

/ COORONG DISTRICT COUNCIL - ABOVE Were the key components of the project delivered? - signage, - geocaches, - maps, - trail promotion, - project launch. Key measurables will be; number attending at launch, web site hits, face book likes and hits, number of maps distributed, maps returned at key return points (to measure trail usage), geocache usage.

What does the project aim to achieve?

The best way to engender a passion for and understanding of our Riverine Environment is to experience it! This project will provide an attractive and adventurous way to get people on to the river, learn more about Riverine Recovery through the information imparted along the way, and create a memorable experience that people will want to do again. This project will attract local river users, urban users (Adelaide proximity), and tourists alike, and get them active and learning on the river!

How will the project contribute to Riverine Recovery?

This project will contribute to Riverine Recovery through active education and experience. Signage, geocaches, trail map, and web page will feature information on; native vs introduced riverine vegetation, native vs introduced riverine fish, River Murray Short-necked turtle, The concept of environmental water use, managing wetland health through wetting/drying cycles & improved environmental water use, the SA river lock system, the 1956 floods, environmental and indigenous history at key points.

Project details

Who will benefit from this project?



Organisation details

Organisation Name

Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan

What does this organisation do?

The priority issues the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan are currently addressing are;
Biodiversity Protection and Enhancement
Supporting Sustainable Agriculture
Providing up to date information on Water Security Technologies
Supporting Farm Businesses through dry seasons
Addressing Wind Erosion and Dryland Salinity
On Ground Works Incentives Programs


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Cliff Knight

18 May 2017

everyone gets healthy with this plan.. the environment after more people come to value it highly... the people themselves while exercising.. local businesses.. the environment again since kayaking/canoeing/rowing have virtually no impact on the environment and should be encouraged as a balance against motorboating.. and ... .... me of course... :)

Lesley Murray

18 May 2017

A wonderful idea. I love kayaking the lower Murray and this trail would be a great incentive for more locals and tourists to discover our beautiful part of the world.

Irene Hawes

17 May 2017

I think this is a fantastic idea. Boardwalks and seating could be added by Replas which can be found at www.replas.com.au. Irene Hawes

Bill Griggs

12 May 2017

This sounds good