Chough Chat December 2nd 2021

Welcome to the news and events updated on December 2nd 2021. We look forward to seeing you at the host of events online. Please check with organisers with face to face events prior to attending due to the rrequirement of vaccination status and changing restrictions in Victoria.

Practical Erosion Control Field day with Agriculture Victoria - Tooborac

On Saturday 4th December from 2.00pm-4.00pm at Tooborac, Brad Costin from Ag Vic will be joining us in the paddock to discuss erosion management principles. Come prepared to join us in a practical exercise to manage small scale erosion, getting the hands on experience needed for your own property.

Please contact kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au or 0437 310 840 for further info or bookings.

Irrigation webinar series: Goulburn inter-valley trade and Murray shortfall risks

On Tuesday 7th December from 1-2pm, Agriculture Victoria are hosting a webinar which will discuss the 2021-22 arrangements and implications for Goulburn inter-valley trade (IVT). An update will also be provided on the Murray delivery shortfall risks for this season

Click here for further details and booking.

Compost and Cows: the effect of timed grazing and recycled organic waste on soil condition

On Wednesday 8th December from 12.30-1.30pm online, Jim Radford from the Research Centre for Future Landcares at La Trobe University who will talk about the project investigating the use of green waste compost and timed grazing on soil properties in dryland grazing systems.

Click here for booking. Contact Karen for further details on karenb@gbcma.vic.gov.au 

Managing Pests: what to do and what not to do

On Wednesday December 15th at 12.00pm, Trust for Nature are hosting this workshop free online. Introduced species pose a number of challenges for protecting native wildlife and habitat. How best to manage the threat? Join them online.

Click here for registration and further information

Grants Available 

Off-Farm Efficiency Program designed to recover water for the environment.
AgUP 2022 (Round 1) (communitygrants.gov.au) for  Improving Employment Outcomes for Agriculture
Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Grants Program | Community Grants Hub for more information on improving drought resilience in agriculture

RiverConnect Project Officer

A temporary full time position is available at RiverConnect in Shepparton. Applications due on 10th December. "The role is responsible for realising the ReiverConnect Strategic Plan's vision of 'connecting people' to 'nuture the community's respect for and love of our local rivers and wetlands'. 

For full details and applications click here

Landcare Vic Magazine out now 

The Spring 2021 issue of the Landcare Magazine is out now and available to read online. This issue celebrates the winners of the 2021 Victorian Landcare Awards.

Click here to read online.


Navigating the mandating of vaccines for volunteers

State Government was online discussing the vaccine madate and roadmap in volunterring. 

Click here to watch the recording


Recognising and removing South African Weed Orchid

The Euroa Aboretum together with Trust for Nature have produced two short video highlighting how to identify and remove South African Weed Orchid. 

Click here to view - they can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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