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Bookings are essential for this free field day to be held 12 September. Leading grassland scientists and land managers will be sharing their knowledge. This is is the northern grasslands area west of Echuca.
The Victorian Government has announced the opening of a new grants program – the Local Landscape Enhancement Grants. Applications are invited for this grants program from members of the community who are seeking to undertake projects that improve our environment, contribute to our environmental knowledge and encourage people to enjoy their local area. Continue reading →
We have had an enquiry about the grassland remnants at the Warrnambool Racecourse. Do you have an records or photos of what remnants are on the site or know anyone who does? This information will feed into the Open Space Strategy being undertaken by Warrnambool City Council. The area is mapped on DEPI’s interactive mapping as being plains grassy woodland. Please contact Lisette Mill, Basalt to Bay Landcare Facilitator at email@example.com
The latest round of this funding has been announced so if you are interested it is a good idea to working on the application now – link
We strongly recommend that you read the guidelines and make contact with someone in your local area to assist with technical advice as well as seek the approval of the land manager for the reserve where you plan to carry your project .
The website also has a list of the successful applicants.
The Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) with the support of the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, is seeking project proposals from community-based organisations, such as Landcare groups and networks, for the VGT’s 2014/2015 Small Grants Program, which can provide up to $5,000 (ex GST) for community-led gorse projects. Continue reading →
The Australian Government’s Senate Environment and Communications References Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the National Landcare Program. If you are interested in making a submission read further. Continue reading →
Registrations are now open for the 2014 National Landcare Conference
‘Landcare celebrates a quarter-century since its launch as a national initiative – and looks at how the grass-roots movement can continue to tackle important questions of land and water security – this year’s National Landcare Conference, taking place in Melbourne from September 17th to 19th, promises to be the key knowledge sharing event for everyone involved in caring for Australia’s natural environment and its productivity’