Landlink  -  April 2017
Erosion; challenging business for landholders and service providers alike

High intensity storm and cyclone rains followed by long periods of drought have taken their toll on infrastructure and farm lands in South Burnett, Queensland recently.
The resulting soil erosion events are substantial and have not been seen by locals in half a lifetime. It’s not just landholders affected by the severe rain events – service providers, councils and telcos also experienced problems with road infrastructure and cables being damaged.

In the small grazing community of Gordonbrook near Kingaroy, landholders involved local Regional Body, the Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG), in dealing with a serious gully erosion problem. READ MORE >
Matt Crawley and Queenscliff Primary School Students at National Tree Day Planting on the Rail Trail.
Bellarine Rail Trail a corridor for biodiversity
The Bellarine Rail Trail in Victoria contains the Bellarine Peninsula's last patches of remnant vegetation, with flora species that can be found nowhere else on the Bellarine, plus a vibrant bird life which is unique to the area. But that rich diversity is under threat from weed invasion, including gorse, flax-leaf broom, and watsonia.

A partnership between Bellarine Catchment Network, VicTrack and Landcare Australia is helping to reverse the decline of native species by targeting the removal of these weeds and allowing the natural regeneration of Indigenous species. The Bellarine Landcare Group and Swan Bay Environment Association have also been closely involved with the project. READ MORE >

Have you got a great story to tell?

Are you a budding Landcare storyteller with a land management story to share with the movement? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Bring us your news, case studies, tips and tricks, or expert advice that go with our current themes:  Habitat Restoration, or Sustainable Agriculture. You can also submit an article for our quarterly publication Landcare in Focus the theme for August is: Farming Communities Working Together for Collective Outcomes.

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Bob Hawke throws support behind Landcare
Australian media was abuzz earlier this month when a new beer and brewing company named after former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, was launched.

A percentage of profits from the sales of the company’s first product, Hawke’s Lager, will go to Landcare Australia, which has entered into a partnership with Hawkes Brewing Co. Mr Hawke has kindly passed on all of his royalties as donations to the grass-roots movement.

The partnership will result in funding for community Landcare projects and bring the Landcare brand to a new audience through the inclusion of the caring hands logo on cans of Hawke’s Lager, along with the continued marketing efforts of Hawke’s Brewing Co., which aims to generate even more positive exposure for Landcare. LEARN MORE >
Plant a tree for Mum this Mother’s Day
Landcare groups can be part of the national Trees for Mum initiative by hosting a community tree planting event on or around Mother’s Day this year. 

More than 30,000 people have planted trees for their mums since the program was kick-started by Sydneysiders, Lauren Adlam and Deena Raphael, in 2002, and each year new planting sites are cropping up across the country.

If your group is interested in hosting an event this year, or has already begun planning, you can download an event kit which gives you a step-by-step guide on how to host an event and all the collateral you need to promote it. LEARN MORE >
Wallamore Anabranch and Peel River Rehabilitation Project
The Wallamore Anabranch and Peel River Rehabilitation Project consists of riverbank stabilisation and on-farm native revegetation to improve water quality, farming outcomes, and habitat connectivity along more than nine kilometres of mainly cleared riparian land of the Peel River and its Wallamore Anabranch near Tamworth, New South Wales. LEARN MORE >
Landcare Australia is raising funds. Here's how you can help

We are continuing to look at ways at which to raise funds to support Landcare projects. Order your NEW 2017/2018 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership now and you can help too!

By purchasing an Entertainment Membership, you will also enjoy discounts such as 50% off and 2-for-1 offers on many of the best restaurants, cafes, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, and shopping that Australia has to offer. The best part is 20% of the proceeds come back to Landcare Australia!


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