‘ The community plays a vital role in the management of waterways in Australia. The ‘community’ includes everyone from individuals, groups such as landcare and rivercare, non government organisations through to commercial businesses and government agencies. Sustainable and productive river management requires many different sectors of the community to work together regardless of very different viewpoints and interests.
Riparian management and rehabilitation also lends itself to more general community involvement, as there are a number of hand-on activities that can be carried out such as planting, on-ground works, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation. These activities are fairly straightforward and provide a good way to raise awareness. They also provide a way for people to become involved in helping to protect and repair the environment.”
(from, “riverways-shortcuts to River Management Information in Australia”, p.76, Greening Australia Ltd., 2005.