People for A Living Moorabool (PALM) formed during April 2008 in response to the dire condition of the Moorabool River. The PALM Charter reads:
“Our group unites those who want to keep the full length of the Moorabool River alive. This one idea of a ‘living Moorabool’ is our guiding principle. It means that our commitment to be a voice for the river will override any support for the rights of particular water users. We have a single focus - the right of this magnificent, but highly stressed river, to an effective environmental flow. We are motivated by the politics of unity not division.”
Our members and supporters are from communities along the whole length of the Moorabool catchment and beyond. They are urban and rural dwellers, and include 3rd generation farmers, scientists, artists and Waterwatch volunteers.
PALM lobbied extensively to secure environmental flows for the Moorabool River ultimatly succeeding in getting the Bracks government to bring forward flow recommendations detailed within the Central Region Sustainable Water Strategy (CRSWS).
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