TENS of thousands of dollars will be allocated to the MIA's OzFish chapter to assist in keeping the Murrumbidgee River "healthy".
The federal government has announced $55,000 will be given to the group to help continue its work in restoring fish habitats, controlling willow trees and re-stocking native fish in the Murrumbidgee River.
The OzFish branch was successful in gaining the funding under the Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program.
Minister for the Environment and Member for Farrer Sussan Ley made the announcement recently.
The OzFish funding was one of eight projects in the region to be awarded grant money.
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"Each of these will develop projects with meaningful environmental benefits which employ local people and buy materials from local businesses, leading to flow-on spending in our communities," Ms Ley said.
"Several projects will address the historic clearing of fish habitats by installing protective snags and rock piles.
"These projects will give our native fish a fighting chance in our sections of the Murray, Darling and Edward Rivers."
The money was also welcomed by National Irrigators' Council's chief executive officer Isaac Jeffrey.
"This approach affirms NIC's strong advocacy around the need for greater innovation to deliver the best environmental outcomes through measures to support river systems by improving riparian zones, eradicating weeds around creeks, feral animal mitigation and restoring native fish habitat," he said.
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