Chough Chat June 17th 2022

Welcome to the news and events updated on June 17th 2022. Grants available section at the bottom of this newsletter.

Swanpool Environmental Film Festival

On Saturday 18th June from 1.00pm-9.40pm, Swanpool Landcare and Benalla Sustainable Future Group are hosting the Environmental Film Festival. A selection of movies throughout the afternoon and presentations by Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher on "Indigenous Knowledge and the Shackles of Wildnerness" and Dr Kerryn Higgs "Collision Course: The Growth Delusion". 

Booking essential Click here. Cost $30

DIY Erosion Management in Acheron

On Friday 24th June from 10am-2pm at Acheron, Greg Bekker will be hosting some DIY techniques to manage gully erosion on your property. This will be a practical field day to learn low cost  techniques for managing erosion.

A BBQ will be provided for lunch. Please bring work boots, gloves and wet weather gear. Any queries please contact or 0437 310 840.

Irrigation webinar sub-series: Who got the irrigation water this season and why?

On Friday 24th June from 1-2pm, Ag Vic are hosting a webinar on Water trade and water policy.

Register here for these events or call Rob O'Connor on 0408 515 652 for more information.

Tree Planting Day

On Saturday 25th June 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 

Great Victorian Rail Trail School Holiday Planting Day 

On 29 June from 10am-12pm In Maindample, Up2Us Landcare Alliance together with the Great Victorian Rail Trail is offerening a opportunity to get your kids out and about planting trees. Meet at the Maindample Railway Station at 10.00am.

For further information and registration contact 

Managing Soil Health with David Hardwick 

On Friday 1st July from 9.30am-3.00pm in Highlands, Hughes Creek Catchment Collective is hosting a session on soil health, why it is important, soil testing in a paddock and soil health options.

BYO lunch and weather appropriate clothing for a paddock session.

Register here and any queries contact Vanessa on or 0475 459 741.

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 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. 


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.

Visit the 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.

Application form here.


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.

More Information here


$50 Million Koala Conservation and Protection Package Grant opne

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.

More details 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

Virtual registration here for free.

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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