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March 2020

2019 Coca-Cola Foundation and Landcare Australia Coastal Protection Grants

2019 Coca-Cola Foundation and Landcare Australia Coastal Protection Grants

Since 2006, Coca-Cola Australia has partnered with Landcare Australia to provide funding from the global Coca-Cola Foundation for community projects significantly improving the health of local marine and coastal environments. And in 2019, for the second year in a row, the Coca-Cola Foundation and Landcare Australia Coastal Protection grants were awarded with grants up to $15,000 each distributed to eight projects across six participating states.

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Landcare Australia Bushfire Recovery Grants 2020

Landcare Australia Bushfire Recovery Grants 2020

The Landcare Australia Bushfire Recovery Grants 2020 program will support landcare and community environmental groups and networks located in bushfire affected areas across Australia. The aim of the program is to support the urgent needs of the landcare community to restore essential wildlife habitat, shelterbelts and fences, protect our waterways, manage weeds and feral animals, work with Traditional Owner groups and run local community workshops, amongst other recovery activities.

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Call for Abstracts 2020 National Landcare Conference

Call for Abstracts 2020 National Landcare Conference

We are calling for submission of abstracts and posters for the 2020 National Landcare Conference. We are seeking presentations for the sessions that demonstrate the Landcare ethos for the following streams; Sustainable Agriculture, Environment & Climate Change, Community Partnerships in Action and Landcare Impact.

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December 2019

Coastcare Week December 2 – 8, 2019

Coastcare Week December 2 – 8, 2019

Coastcare Week is an annual campaign acknowledging community groups around Australia who are contributing to the significant improvement of coastal and marine environments. Volunteers and groups work across the country in many different areas including estuaries, coastal and marine wetlands and river and salt marsh ecosystems.

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Sustainable water treatment systems wins NT Landcare award

Sustainable water treatment systems wins NT Landcare award

A fish farm successfully producing 1800 tonnes of saltwater barramundi is set to fly the flag for the Territory after winning the Australian Government Landcare Farming Award at the Northern Territory Landcare Awards. Established in 1993, the secret to Humpty Doo...

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November 2019

Coastcare Week December 2 – 8, 2019

Coastcare Week December 2 – 8, 2019

Coastcare Week is an annual campaign acknowledging community groups around Australia who are contributing to the significant improvement of coastal and marine environments. Volunteers and groups work across the country in many different areas including estuaries, coastal and marine wetlands and river and salt marsh ecosystems.

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Tracking Mulloway life cycles

Tracking Mulloway life cycles

A community group based out of Mount Gambier is monitoring the interstate movement patterns of Victorian Mulloway. For the past three years, Nature Glenelg Trust has investigated broad-scale movement patterns of Mulloway with the Mulloway Tagging Project. The DNA...

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Coastcare on the Derwent

Coastcare on the Derwent

Over the past 19 years, Bellerive Bluff Land & Coastcare Group Inc has addressed the degradation, under-development and under-utilization of a 2-3 km section of the Derwent Estuary foreshore, from Hobart’s Waterfront Hotel to the western end of Bellerive Beach....

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September 2019

Zali Steggall MP regenerates the dunes for Landcare Week

Zali Steggall MP regenerates the dunes for Landcare Week

Zali Steggall MP, the Federal member for Warringah, stepped out at Curl Curl Beach to support a community-planting event to mark Landcare Week, facilitated by Northern Beaches Council. It came after a successful event at Wentworth NSW on 3 September to mark 30 Years...

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Instead of complaining, we decided to take action

Instead of complaining, we decided to take action

Last year concerns were raised with the local council over the eroding conditions of the dunes along Henley Beach. The council solution was to install a fence to prevent foot traffic from accessing them. Lisa Redman believed that there’s a more sustainable...

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Share your Coastcare Achievements

Share your Coastcare Achievements

Landcare Australia is curating a collection of stories that exemplify the Coastcare ethos. If you have a story about a Coastcare project or person that has made or is making a difference to the environment and local community, we’d love to hear it!

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2019 Virgin Coastcare Award in Victoria

2019 Virgin Coastcare Award in Victoria

Victorian Wader Study Group (VWSG) landed the Virgin Coastcare Award at the 2019 Victorian State and Territory Landcare Awards which were held at Government House in Melbourne on Friday August 30th. This prestigious award recognises a community group or network...

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June 2019

February 2019

Summer by the sea

Summer by the sea

All abilities snorkelling at Beaumaris. Each year during the January school holidays, Coastcare Victoria, in partnership with Parks Victoria, coordinates the delivery of hundreds of free ‘Summer by the Sea’ activities to encourage the community to get out and discover...

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November 2018

Fund Landcare: a new way for Coastcare groups to fundraise

Fund Landcare: a new way for Coastcare groups to fundraise

Funding. It’s an issue all Coastcare groups face: wanting to do more to care for our marine and coastal environments but not having the financial resources to make these projects happen. Landcare Australia wants to help Coastcare groups raise funds. Introducing Fund...

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Sharing stories of rescue to inspire other Coastcarers

Sharing stories of rescue to inspire other Coastcarers

Coastcarers have long been rescuing our marine environments and waterways, telling tall tales and true along the way. A new storytelling website is giving Coastcarers an opportunity to share their stories of what it’s like to clean-up a littered waterway, restore a...

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July 2018

Meet the 2018 National Landcare Awards Coastcare finalists

Meet the 2018 National Landcare Awards Coastcare finalists

The biennial National Landcare Awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of our amazing Landcare volunteers. This year, six Coastcare groups are being recognised for their amazing contribution towards caring for their local coastal and marine environments. You...

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Saying “NO” to light-weight plastic bags

Saying “NO” to light-weight plastic bags

The Fremantle Dockers and Coastcare have partnered for the 2018 AFL seaon in a bid to help protect our precious beaches. During 2018, the WA State Government introduced a ban on single-use light weight plastic bags. The Dockers and Coastcare collaborated on a...

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Rusty & Coastcare: helping keep our beaches beautiful

Rusty & Coastcare: helping keep our beaches beautiful

Global surf wear and surf board retailer, Rusty, have created a limited edition Rusty x Coastcare branded t-shirt to help support Coastcare volunteers throughout Australia. $5 from the sale of each t-shirt will go towards the Rusty Coastcare Grants Program, supporting...

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December 2017

Coastcare’s party of the summer

Coastcare’s party of the summer

Tickets are available now for this summer’s Toast to the Coast, where on December 14th, Little Creature’s Elsie and Rusty are getting together to raise $10,000 for Coastcare; the funds will be given away in the form of Rusty and Elsie grants to Coastcare groups...

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June 2017

Send us you feedback and win an iPad

Send us you feedback and win an iPad

Help us serve our Landcare and Coastcare community by giving us your opinion! Your participation in our annual Landlink survey will only take a few minutes of your time, and will help us deliver content that better suits your needs. But hurry, the survey closes at...

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River Research Takes Centre Stage

River Research Takes Centre Stage

Community groups, residents, and scientists came together recently on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland to collaborate around research into the Maroochy River. The Specks of Sand: Community, Science and Decision-Making Forum was a partnership between Coolum and North...

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Funding Opportunities for Coastcarers in NSW

Funding Opportunities for Coastcarers in NSW

Applications for the latest Coastal and Estuary Planning Grants offered by the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage close at the end of this month. These grants provide technical and financial support to local government to assist in managing coastal...

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