Landlink  -  March 2017
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LANDCARE GROUPS

Does your Landcare group need funding to complete a biodiversity or habitat restoration project? If your answer is yes, Landcare Australia’s Habitat Restoration grants could be the perfect funding opportunity! Thanks to our generous supporters, 10 grants of up to $10,000 are available.
We are looking for projects focusing on biodiversity with a special emphasis on habitat restoration to help protect our endangered and vulnerable Aussie species.

Applications are now open, closing on 17 April. Grant recipients will be announced during the week starting 12 June. APPLY HERE >
NUMERAL RIVER RESTORATION
Since the introduction of the European carp into the Numeralla River, water quality and recreational fishing opportunities have been on the decline. What was once a beautiful, clear mountain stream with an abundance of trout has now become one with high turbidity and a monoculture of carp. Failing water quality and drought conditions around 10 years ago saw the demise of the trout population. With this in mind, the fishing club started an annual program of introducing Murray cod and golden perch into the river, both of which are far more drought tolerant than trout and have the potential to predate heavily on juvenile carp. Several years later, few native fish had been reported in the system, seemingly as a direct result of the lack of instream habitatCONTINUE READING >
Integrating fish habitat restoration with bank rehabilitation.

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 May is: Climate Impacts on Farming Practices and Energy Efficiency).

Submit your story
WE CAN HELP YOU POWER YOUR NEXT ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT
Momentum Energy and Junior Landcare have partnered to provide 200 grants of $1,000 for schools, childcare centres and youth groups in Victoria.

If you have a burning environmental project you want to get off the ground such as a veggie patch, sensory garden or even a composting project, now is the time to apply. 

All you have to do is submit an application before 20 April.
 
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LANDCARE AUSTRALIA SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE GRANTS 2017
Landcare Australia’s 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Grants program will open next week! These grants will support Landcare and farming groups to undertake sustainable agriculture projects and activities.
 
Eligible groups will be invited to apply for a grant of up to $10,000.00 (ex GST) to fund sustainable agriculture projects that protect or improve the environment while enhancing farming productivity, through the adoption of sustainable farming practices and / or increased knowledge and capacity.

A total funding pool of $100,000.00 (ex GST) will be available to support successful applications. LEARN MORE >
HOLDEN AND LANDCARE AUSTRALIA'S PARTNERSHIP DRIVES LOCAL PROJECTS
Removing non-native weeds in Melbourne’s Westgate Park, upgrading a koala enclosure, and revegetation with more than 2,500 plants in South Australia and Victoria, are some of the activities funded through Holden’s partnership with Landcare Australia this year.

Over $22,000 will be delivered to four organisations to build on previously funded projects and undertake new works. LEARN MORE >
EVENTS CALENDAR

22 April - Earth Day

Earth Day is coming up! This international event is observed in over 193 countries every year on 22 April. It aims to bring awareness to the environment and inspire people to protect our precious land and natural resources.
It’s often observed by people or groups by performing acts such as tree planting, garbage collecting, recycling awareness, community weeding, etc. It’s also a day to bring issues to light such as deforestation and habitat restoration. On Earth Day this year, you can consider donating as little as $5 to Landcare Australia that will go towards Landcare group projects focusing on biodiversity, habitat restoration, and sustainable agriculture. HELP SUPPORT GROUP PROJECTS >
LANDCARE AUSTRALIA SUMMER RAFFLE WINNERS

Thank you to everyone who took part in the inaugural Summer Raffle and bought tickets. The winner of first prize was Michelle Ishak of New South Wales! Congratulations to Michelle for winning an all expenses paid trip to the Sunshine Coast valued at $2,490.
We would also like to congratulate Mary Redmond and Camilla Foster from Victoria for winning second and third prizes.

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