Edition no. 71 of Platypus News & Views, the newsletter of the Australian Platypus Conservancy, is attached.
In this edition you can read about:
- The importance of of accurate platypus sighting records.
- A stunning result in an encounter between a platypus and rakali (Australian water-rat).
- Monitoring platypus in Lake Benalla during the recent drawdown in water level.
- An important platypus sighting report from the Wimmera River.
INCC in conjunction with FCC are running fortnightly wednesday evening time trials. Start time is around 6pm - arrive at the INCC bowl 15 mins before your start to collect your boat number. You MUST enter online using Webscorer by 5pm on the evening of the event. 6km distance only.
We'll be staggering starts to try to have paddlers all finishing at about the same time - you'll be notified of your actual start time prior to the event - start times will typically be between 5.50pm and 6.10pm.Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 18:00
The normal FCC river level gauge (RHS of homepage) is AWOL due to the bridge works at Chandler Hwy. Melbourne Water have a new gauge installed at Rudder Grange which is now working here (as of 20 Feb). We'll have the feed back to the FCC website in the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, here's a photo of the river Tuesday 12 Dec. Check river suitability for swimming per the YarraWatch website.
Fairfield Canoe Club has a strong tradition in teaching people to paddle and runs a variety of courses throughout the year. All courses are run at the clubhouse on the Yarra River.
FCC has a number of social and paddling events held at the club throughout the year. The C4 challenge featured a junior race.