Posts tagged as ‘Community Engagement’

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

Reminder: LPLN AGM this Sunday

The Annual General Meeting of the Loddon Plains Landcare Network will be held at:
The Powlett Hall, Wedderburn / Serpentine Rd, Powlett Plains
Midday. Sunday, 16 October, 2016

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Posted 14 October 2016 in Community Engagement, Events, News

Landcare Free Succession Planning Webinar

►► Free Farm Succession Planning Webinar ◄◄

Looking to dip your toe into the world of sucession planning? Join up for this free webinar hosted by 10thousandgirl campaign on the 20th of October.

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The course will look at how to start the conversation with family and how to keep it open and constructive.

Posted 13 October 2016 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Cultural, Education, News

You don’t need wings to fly!

Come along and hear Sam and Jenny’s story,

and enjoy an evening meal with friends and family.

Look over the farm gate

Events at St. Arnaud and Maryborough

Posted 17 August 2016 in Community Engagement, Events

Friends of Kooyoora – 2016 Wildflower Show and Photo Competition.

Please find attached information on the Friends of Kooyoora 2016 Wildflower Show and Photographic competition.

This event is always a highlight of the Naturally Loddon Festival – Don’t miss it!

 2016 Kooyoora wildflower show2016 Kooyoora Photographic competition

Posted 17 August 2016 in Community Engagement, Cultural, Events, Flora, News

Kamarooka Wetlands Tour and Bill’s Big Day Out

As part of the Naturally Loddon Festival,

the Loddon Plains Landcare Network is pleased to announce this upcoming event

Kamarooka Wetlands tourKamarooka Bill Gallagher big day out Seating is limited, so seats will be allocated on a first come basis.

 

Posted 15 August 2016 in Community Engagement, Education, Events, Fauna, Flora, News