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Chough Chat November 5th 2021

Welcome to the news and events updated on November 5th 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 changing restrictions in Victoria.

Pasture: What is it and how to increase its value

On Tuesday 9th November from 12.30pm-1.30pm online, Greg Bekker from Ag Vic will be facilitating an interactive discussion with farmers about their current pasture, understanding why is looks the way it does and how to increase its value for stock and soil health.

Register by emailing kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au or 0437 310 840

Passion into Action: how women create change workshop

On Thursday 11th November from 10.00am-12.00pm online, Goulburn Broken CMA are hosting a workshop on restoring land - how women create change. It is designed to connect, encourage and inspire women caring for our land. Cassie Leatham, Anika Molesworth and Sally Murfet sharing their stories.

Contact kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au for further information as almost fully booked.

 

Grass and Wildflower Identification and Walk

On Saturday 13 November from 9.30am, Yea River Catchment Landcare Group are meeting at McKenzie Flora Reserve, Mount Pleasant Rd, Alexandra (Directions:   https://goo.gl/maps/bxfvXnh9xXFN1QBf8) where Cath Olive will guide you through McKnezie Flora Reserve at the height of its Spring glory. It will be an opportunity to have grasses identified so feel free to bring your bagged and sealed samples for viewing.

BYO: thermos/cup. Morning tea provided

Please contact Judy Brookes for further details on 0448 972 563 or juncball@bigpond.com 

Drone Demonstration for Weed Management

On Monday 29th November 2021 from 10am-12pm, Sunday Creek Dry Creek Landcare are hosting Field Master Systems in the use of Drone tecnology for weed spraying.

Covid19 regulations apply for this event. BYO snacks and drinks

For further info and booking contact Sonia Sharkey 0409 515 630 or swg_landcare@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au 

Practical Erosion Control Field day with Agriculture Victoria - Hilldene

On Saturday 4th December from 2.00pm-4.00pm at Hilldene, 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.

Dung Beetle Podcasts available

South West Goulburn Landcare Network and Gecko Clan have recently been involved in talking about their most recent Dung Beetle project, supported by the Goulburn Broken CMA funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.

Link to 10 min talk with South West Goulburn Here (start at 17mins to 27 mins)

Please contact landcare2@iinet.net.au for the 6min talk with the Gecko Clan

 

National Landcare Conference - calling for Abstracts

Call for abstracts for 2022 National Landcare Conference is open now and closes on February 27, 2022. They are inviting individuals, community groups, organisations and universities to submit a paper in the call for abstracts campaign. 

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Climate ready Hume mini grants up to $10,000

Applications open Thurs 7th Oct and close on Fri 17th December, with projects completed by Fri 24th June 2022. The Community Mini-grants – Climate Ready Hume Program is part of a three-year project supporting Hume regional communities to adapt to a changing climate. All further information available by clicking on 'Read more' below.

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Sustainability Vic new grant round

Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC) is looking for applications from collaborative projects which aim to design out waste to improve environmental and economic outcomes for Victoria. For more information on this and other grants.

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Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan - Priority Species Grants

This grant program provides funding to undertake activities that will protect, enhance, rehabilitate, recover and/or restore priority species and their habitats. Applications are due by 13th December 2021 5.00pm.

 

Stronger Community Grant Program Round 7

the Stronger Communites Programme provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects. These projects aim to improve loval community participation and contribute to vibratnt viable communities. Federal Members of Parliament (MP's) identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorates.

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Holistic Management Course Jan 2022

Inside Outside Management with Brian Wehlburg is coming to Macedon Ranges for a 4 x 2day course in Holistic Management. The first session is anticipated to start on the 18th-19th January 2022.

For more information or registration contact kerry@insideoutsidemgr.com.au 

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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