Every Easter thousands of South Australian families flock to the River Murray to enjoy one of South Australia's greatest natural assets, however it’s times like these that we risk spoiling what we love. With increased human traffic comes increased risk to personal safety and the environment but by using a few simple guidelines river users can maximise their fun in a safe and respectful way.
"Boating on the Murray River - Maximum Fun, Minimum Impact" is a new brochure (see file below) and quick reference sticker for boaters developed by MurrayCare and the SA Murray Darling Basin NRM board, assisted by DPTI. It will be available for free from local Information Centres, river town general stores and caravan parks this Easter weekend showing boating and other holiday makers how to make the best of their holidays while preserving the place they love.
Anyone seeing or hearing recreational activities which are contrary to boating regulations, a disturbance to recreational enjoyment or damage to the environment should ring Murray Watch who will pass the information to the appropriate authority for action -Tel 85310710. If boats are involved try and report their registration number.
River Murray Urban Users
River Murray Urban Users (RMUU) was established in 1998, with the principal objective to achieve community interest and action to address natural resource management issues in is in the Urban Users Region and the SA Murray-Darling Basin by undertaking initiatives and projects as outlined in the Local Action Plan.