Chough Chat July 8th 2022

Welcome to the news and events updated on 8th July 2022. Please check details of event with organisers if you have queries.

I will be sending a short survey out soon to hear how you would like to receive your information.

Agroforestry Seminar - Seymour

On Saturday 9th July from 10.30am-3.00pm in Seymour, The Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society are hosting Rowan Reid. He will present on: Trees for shelter and fodder to support stock; Trees for land degredation and soil quality; Trees for biodiversity; Trees for timber; Trees for other products.

Please register by 7th July to secretary@seymouragshow.org.au or 0422 058 213 or for more information.


GSSA 63rd Annual Conference

Registrations are now open for the GSSA 63rd annual Conference from July 12-14 July at Lardner Park, Victoria.

Start planning your attendance:

  • Review the program overview and stay tuned for the full program in the coming weeks
  • Register online - a number of registration options are available to suit your needs
  • Accommodation near Lardner Park may fill quickly - view options nearby and secure your accommodation today. 

Tree Planting Day

On Saturday 17th July there is a planting day on Huges Creek, Avenel from 10.00am. This is a joint planting day with Native Fish Australia volunteers, BBQ lunch will be provided. Please register your attendance for address with Christineg@gbcma.vic.gov.au 

Colin Seis: The benefits of annual multi-species crops trial results and summary

On Friday 21st & Sat 22nd July, in Shepparton GMLN are presenting a dinner and presentation and a paddock walk with Colin Seis. $50 per person and booking essential. For further information please contact Dan on 0411 214 751 or dan@gmln.com.au

Click here for registration

Grey Box Woodland: from seed to plant

On Saturday 23rd July from 1pm-4pm, at Cosgrove GMLN are hosting an event focussed on collecting native seed and how to identify it. To register interest contact Carolena on 0408 618 204 or carolena@gmln.com.au.

Carbon Power tickets on sale

On August 16-18, in Pine Grove and Moama, VicNoTill are hosting thier annual conference. Included will be a Rainfall simulator and farm tour at Grant Sims, Pine Grove; Dinner and paddock round up at Moama and 2 day conference at Moama. For further information contact Amy manager@vicnotill.com.au or 0400 782 744 or click here


Landcare Australia Conference

The 2022 Australian National Landcare Conference program and early bird tickers are now on sale until July 10, 2022. - book here for early bird tickets.

The conference is from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25th August at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Details here.


Grey Box Woodland: identifying native grasses

A series of 7 videos with Doug Frood, renowned botanist, will open your eyes to what's at ground level. Video topics include: introduction to Grey Box Grassy Woodlands; Taxonimy, ID by Ligule; identify the parts; identify Spear Grass; identify Wallaby Grass; Walk ID in Balmattum Reserve. View videos here

Grey Box Woodland: biodiversity on farm

A video with James Bourchier at Koonoomoo showcasing results of over 20 years of revegetation work and how to fence off and create linkages using direct seeding and tubestock methods of planting. View video details here


Emerging Stronger Volunteering Grants - now open

Applications for grants are now open and close on the 18th July. These grants have been established to restore and reinvigorate volunteering in local communities. Grants of up to $80,0000 are available to support local partnerships and innovation projects to re-engage volunteers, broaden the volunteer base and strengthen volunteering in local communities.

Guidelines here


Recycling Victoria Fund - now open

The scheduled release of the Recycling Victoria Oranics Markets Fund is on 21 June for projects $15,000 to $400,000. Please see the preview of the application form so that you have sufficient time to complete the proposal. 


Victorian Landcare Grants and Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants

The Victorian Landcare Grants are now open for up to $20,000 to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks for on-ground works, education and capacity building activities.

The Junior Landcare Grants are available for projects taht involve and educate young people in valuing and caring for native plants, animals and natural environments. 


$50 Million Koala Conservation and Protection Package Grant open

This package will provide funding over four years to maintain and support the recovery and conservation of the Koala through monitoring, protection of habitats and improvement of Koala health and care. Applications close on the 15th July and include $10 million for small-scale community projects and local activities.


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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