IS the growling grass frog the “superstar” of the Glenelg Hopkins catchment?
Or does the Glenelg spiny cray rock your world?
The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has launched a community survey to find out which river, wetland and estuary dependent species are the catchment’s “superstar organisms”.
The CMA’s waterway policy co-ordinator Steve Wickson said the “superstar organisms” were those that held important social and environmental values — plants and animals which were valued by the public and have promotional value.
The survey lists 15 species, ranging from a rare damselfly to the common black swan, in a bid to determine the region’s flagship species.
The survey will provide guidance for the new regional waterway management strategy (RWMS) being developed by the catchment management authority.
Glenelg Hopkins chief executive Kevin Wood said the strategy was an eight-year plan for improving the health of the Glenelg Hopkins region’s waterways.
“Working in close consultation with our community, CMA staff will complete this important strategy in 2013,” Mr Wood said.