Posts tagged as ‘Community Engagement’

Two FREE workshops on 5th November – LPLN Network Grant

 

As part of the LPLN Network Grant, we are happy to offer this great opportunity

There will be two FREE workshops on Sunday 5th of November at the Wedderburn Community House.

You can attend either or both workshops, and morning tea will be provided between the two sessions

The 9:00 am workshop is on how to use the simple mapping program, Avenza (which is free to download and use on Android phones or tablets). We will have plenty of Samsung Tablets to use (or you can bring your own device if you wish). This is a great way to map out sightings, areas of weed, accurately map out paddocks, record walking tracks etc.

 

The 11:00 am workshop is on how to use the NatureShare website www.natureshare.org.au. This is a great site, where you can share images of our local biodiversity and view what else has been sighted in our local area.

Hope to see you there, but don’t forget to RSVP to facilitator@lpln.org.

Posted 29 October 2017 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Education, Events, Fauna, Flora, Grants, News, Newsletter

Grazing management workshop 12-09-2017

Workshop topics include,

  • How to set up a grazing management demonstration site
  • Perennial pasture species identification
  • Measuring changes in nutrient cycling, water infiltration and stability of your soil
  • Managing key soil health processes to improve soil condition and increase farm resilience
  • Increasing profitability while lowering risk

Expression of interests are now being taken, the workshop will be held on September 12, 2017 with Graeme Hand presenting on the day.

To register please complete the expression of interest and return to Darren by post or email by August 18, 2017.

If you have any queries please contact:

Darren Bain
Regional Landcare Facilitator

P: (03) 54401 893
M: 0419 560 348
E: darren.bain@nccma.vic.gov.au

Posted 4 August 2017 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Education, Events, News

Terrick Terrick National Park Activities weekend Sept 29th – 1st Oct 2017

This is a great weekend and you get to visit the endangered Plains Wanderer habitat, hear great speakers and generally have a great time.

Posted 28 July 2017 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Education, Events, Fauna, Flora, News

official launch of the Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail – June 2017

The LPLN are happy to announce the Official Opening of the Serpentine Creek Canoe Trail.
This program that was first ‘floated’ by Laurie Maxted of the Loddon Vale Landcare group and Board Member of the LPLN.

Partners in this program include the Loddon Shire Council, the State Government,
La Trobe University Bendigo and Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.

When: Saturday 3 June 2017 11 am.
Where: Whytcross Road
Durham Ox
RSVP: 5494 1257   or   ssteel@loddon.vic.gov.au

Posted 29 May 2017 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Education, Events, News

BILL’S BIG OPEN DAY – 26th March 2017

This Sunday 26th March 2017

There are still places available

COST: FREE
Donations appreciated;
Spit roast lunch and drinks included.

Please RSVP to Robyn McKay 0417 100 818

Reminder. This is on Sunday 26th March.

 

Posted 24 March 2017 in Community Engagement, Education, Events, Flora

Michael Moore awarded the Wedderburn Community Service Award

Congratulations to Michael Moore, Secretary of the Loddon Plains Landcare Network’s Committee of Management, the President of the Wedderburn Conservation Management Network and a member of the Friends of Kooyoora National Park.

Michael was awarded the Wedderburn Community Service Award from the Loddon Shire at the Australia Day awards ceremony in Wedderburn. This is on top of being recognised by Parks Victoria and awarded an individual Kookaburra award just a few months ago.

 

To our knowledge, this is the first time a Community Service Award has been awarded by the Loddon Shire for conservation work, and is seen as a positive sign by the Landcare and conservation communities.

 

Michael has volunteered many, many hours, working for the Wedderburn CMN, Loddon Plains Landcare Network and the Friends of Kooyoora. He has been a key driver in protecting our local Mallee Fowl population, putting together projects to improve local habitat and building connectivity between key sections of our environment.

It was great to see so many members of the local community, celebrating Australia day together. The success of the day was guaranteed by the fantastic work from the Wedderburn Lions Club and the Loddon Shire, ensuring such a great day.

Well done, and thank you, Michael.

Posted 30 January 2017 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Fauna, Flora, News

Volunteer based community groups – $1,000 and $5,000 Grants

The Australian Government’s Department of Social Services is inviting volunteer-based community groups and networks to apply for the 2016 Volunteer Grants funding.

These grants aim to support the efforts of volunteers by providing small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers.

Funding available: grants of between $1,000 and $5,000

Funding for: community-based groups and networks to buy equipment (e.g. computers), or help with training volunteers, fuel costs or undertaking background security checks etc. See guidelines (via link below) for a comprehensive list of eligible and ineligible items.

Application period: from 08 November 2016 until 2pm -20 December 2016

More information, guidelines & application form: go to https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/grants/funding-open-for-application/volunteer-grants-2016

General enquiries: 1800 020 283

Please forward to your groups and networks.

Kind regards
James

Posted 15 November 2016 in Community Engagement, Grants, News

Parks Victoria, 2016 Conserving Special Places, Kookaburra Award

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Congratulations to both the Wedderburn CMN and The Friends of Kooyoora!

Both of these LPLN member groups have been nominated for a Parks Victoria, 2016 Conserving Special Places, Kookaburra Award.

On top of that, both Michael Moore (President of the WCMN and Secretary of the LPLN) and Jim Irving (Friends of Kooyoora) have been nominated for an Individual Achievement Kookaburra Award. These two amazing people deserve this recognition for their outstanding achievements and commitment over many years.

Award nominations are currently being assessed by a panel, comprised of persons recognised for their expertise in the areas of community and conservation.

I’d like to say well done and thank-you to Jim Irving, Michael Moore, the Friends of Kooyoora and the WCMN for all for their great work.

Cheers,

James

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Posted 14 November 2016 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Events, News

Cactus Conversations

Got Cactus problems?

Here is the invite to Cactus Conversations at last!

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Mandy from NCCMA will be facilitating the day, and once we know the venue we’ll send it out to those who RSVP.

RSVP: by Tuesday 22nd November to Asha at asha@connectingcountry.org.au or (03) 5472 1594

Posted 14 November 2016 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Education, News, Weeds

2016 Rabbit Buster Roadshow

Are you a property owner or Landcare member working to manage rabbits? Wondering what to do next?

The North Central CMA is pleased to bring Dr Tarnya Cox (Invasive Animals CRC) back to the region to present the 2016 Rabbit Buster Roadshow.

Tarnya is leading the national scientific research campaign to reduce the devastating agricultural and environmental impact of rabbits. She will also discuss current research to find a new strain of Calicivirus and efforts to improve the biological control of rabbits.

In addition, Agriculture Victoria Invasive Animals Biosecurity manager John Matthews will also join the roadshow sharing years of practical rabbit management expertise

A local Landcare group or network will host each session and share their story on rabbit management. An abundance of information and rabbit-management resources will also be available for participants to take away from each session. RSVP now to hop on board this unique opportunity.

Information sessions will cover:

  • Invasive Animals CRC Boost project- RHDV (pathogenic calicivirus)
  • Integrated rabbit management
  • Landholder participation in the Boost project
  • Case studies from local Landcare groups and land managers
  • Where to next — the future release of a new strain of RHDV
  • 2017 Rabbit Buster Month campaign

Roadshow Information Sessions

Wycheproof  Monday 14th November

6.00 pm with light supper provided

Wycheproof Town Hall

 

Smeaton  Tuesday 15th November

12.00 noon with light lunch provided

Smeaton Bowls Club

 

Newstead  Tuesday 15th November

6.30 pm with light supper provided

Newstead Community Centre

 

Serpentine   Wednesday 16th November

8.30 am   Breakfast BBQ provided

Serpentine Bowls Club

 

Kerang    Wednesday 16th November

6.00 pm with light supper provided

Kerang Tennis Clubrooms

 

Cost: Free, with light meals provided

Grab your ticket today to sign up for this great event series. Walk in’s welcome on the day.

For catering purposes, please add any dietary requirements you have in the ticket notes.

Attend Event 

Posted 24 October 2016 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Education, Feral animal control