The Barmah-Millewa Collective at Friends of the Earth, Melbourne are a small group of dedicated activists, artists and environmentalists passionate about the unique and diverse ecosystems of the Murray-Darling Basin. Our Vision is a flourishing Murray-Darling Basin where Indigenous peoples enjoy sovereign rights to country.
We have worked for over a decade with Indigenous communities along the Murray River and succeeded in protecting over 250,000ha of new red Gum National Parks and Protected Areas in Vic and NSW, many of which will be co-managed or handed back to Traditional Owners.
Now we have stopped the grazing and logging, and established some form of native title recognition over the new parks, our focus has shifted to see water reform established to protect the red gum forests, wetlands and culturally significant sites and species along the rivers.
In particular we are campaigning for environmental and cultural flows as part of the Murray Darling Basin Plan process - ensuring the wetlands, forest and Indigenous communities that all rely on a healthy river system get the water they need.
Financial support is essential to make this work happen and your support will be greatly appreciated.
For more information visit our campaign website: ourdarlingmurray.org
or the Barmah Millewa page on melbourne.foe.org.au