The Recreation Management Team at Johnson’s Bend

Take more care of our environment!

On Thursday 5/6B went to Johnson’s Bend to see what humans do to affect the area.

We noticed there were lots of dead fish lying around. These made really bad smells and attracted flies and lots of other stinky bugs. It was also not a good look, it would make people leave as soon as they had arrived. The fish were obviously left by fisherman and they could have covered them with sand rather than just leaving them there.

We also found a lot of litter and vandalising which also looked very smelly and unpleasant. Obviously humans did this but what I don’t understand is that they do not care about other people or the environment. So the people who did the littering could have at least taken their rubbish home!!

Another bad thing about this site was the signs were dirty and/or knocked over.People were knocking over the signs or the floods may have made the signs so dirty and muddy they were hard to read. What we CAN do is wash the signs to see if they are permanently flood damaged, or put up new ones. More bollards are needed because most of them were not deep enough in the ground to start with or too far apart as motorbikes could easily get through.


Catchment Detox competition for schools. $1000 prize.

Catchment Detox competition for schools. $1000 prize.

(Posted date: 23 July 2009)

Teachers – Could your class manage a river catchment so that it is healthy?Find out by playing the Catchment Detox game!

Your class could win $1000 for your school. 

From mid-July until 30 September 2009, eWater invites you to let your class play the online game ‘Catchment Detox’, and record their learning journey on a short video for a chance to win $1000 for your school. Entries can be from primary or secondary schools.

The Catchment Detox game is online at the ABC Science website, at: (As a guide, people who are 10 years or older seem to relate best to the game and its principles.)

eWater is offering prizes of AUD$1000 to the winning videos in several categories.

Have a go and play the game…


Information about the Murray

 The Murray River houses a range of fish. These include carp, trout, catfish and murray cod. It also provides a drink to a range of animals and plants and supplies drinking water to many towns on the river.

 The Murray River starts at the great dividing range which is on the border of two of our states which are New South Wales and Victoria. The Murray is one of 4 rivers in the Murray Darling Basin. The other rivers include the Lachlan, Darling and Murrumbidgee.