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A monthly digital newsletter filled with news, information, updates and offers for Landcarers

September 2020

September 2020 Landcare Australia CEO Message

September 2020 Landcare Australia CEO Message

Landcare Australia CEO Dr Shane Norrish talks about the importance of Landcare groups working on bushfire recovery projects; and how you may know someone that should be nominated for a Bob Hawke Landcare Award so that we can recognise the contribution they have made...

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You can help decide which photo comp entry wins $500!

You can help decide which photo comp entry wins $500!

There sure are a lot of talented shutterbugs out there in the Landcare community. We had so many amazing entries for our Capture Your Connection Landcare Week photo comp, and you can vote for the winner until Thursday through our poll that’s live on Landcarer! We had...

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Investing to protect wetlands and native vegetation

Investing to protect wetlands and native vegetation

In April, Landcare Australia commenced its $345,000 investment in the project to protect wetlands and native vegetation in New South Wales’ Karuah Catchment. This project is being implemented in partnership with the Karuah Borland Landcare Program to help the Midcoast...

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August 2020

Working together to protect Karuah River

Working together to protect Karuah River

A joint project that addresses multiple impacts on the Karuah River and the Port Stephens estuary is being showcased during Landcare Week from 3-9 August, with more farmers invited to join the project. Through an innovative partnership between local farmers, Midcoast...

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August 2020 Landcare Australia CEO Message

August 2020 Landcare Australia CEO Message

Landcare is more important than ever before, thank you for your hard work and contribution to Landcare. Today marks the first day of Landcare Week, an annual campaign that takes place to acknowledge and celebrate the thousands of volunteers and groups across Australia...

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Win $500 for your group by sharing your best snap!

Win $500 for your group by sharing your best snap!

How would you like to celebrate Landcare Week by wining $500 for your group? This year, Landcare Week celebrates people getting connected with the environment in their local community. We’re asking you to capture that connection in a photograph, and share it on the...

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July 2020

July 2020 Landcare Australia CEO Message

July 2020 Landcare Australia CEO Message

The Landcare Australia CEO video messages talks about how the team at Landcare Australia is getting on with our job of supporting grassroots Landcare groups; and how the new partnership with WIRES is supporting the outstanding work being carried out by Landcare groups...

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Win $500 for your group by sharing your best snap!

Win $500 for your group by sharing your best snap!

How would you like to celebrate Landcare Week by wining $500 for your group? This year, Landcare Week celebrates people getting connected with the environment in their local community. We’re asking you to capture that connection in a photograph, and share it on the...

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Bushfire recovery webinar

Bushfire recovery webinar

Do you live in an area that was recently affected by bushfires? Maybe your group is getting involved in recovery efforts, or you’ve received funding towards project. In our upcoming webinar you can hear from a Landcare Facilitator heavily involved in the recovery...

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June 2020

Supporting the Bungawalbyn Community recover from bushfire

Supporting the Bungawalbyn Community recover from bushfire

The Bungawalbin Catchment was impacted by the Bora Ridge/Myall Creek Rd fire in November of 2019.  This fire destroyed many of the old hollow bearing trees and stags which provided shelter and nesting sites for a wide variety of native wildlife including owls,...

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Make membership renewal time easier for everyone

Make membership renewal time easier for everyone

Is membership renewal time an admin nightmare for your group? Would you like to trial a new and refreshing way of managing this process? Online community platform, Landcarer, has a membership management feature groups can use to manage their renewals for free, and...

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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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May 2020

Platypus habitat regen in the Deua River Valley

Platypus habitat regen in the Deua River Valley

After the January bushfires decimated vegetation along the Deua River, habitat for platypus in the region was tipped to breaking point. But thanks to funding from Landcare Australia’s Bushfire Recovery Grants, Deua Rivercare have sprung into action to protect and...

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Tree change for koalas project receives funding

Tree change for koalas project receives funding

The Macleay Valley is recognised by the New South Wales Government as being part of an ‘Area of Regional Koala Significance’. Unfortunately, local studies suggest that koalas in this area, like so many others across Australia, are in decline due to numerous factors....

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Wyndham Farm brought back to life

Wyndham Farm brought back to life

In Harrogate, east of the Adelaide Hills, 220 hectares of Wyndam Farm was burnt right through from boundary to boundary decimating works undertaken in 2014 by Bremer Barker Catchment Group and Goolwa to Wellington LAP (GWLAP). With fences destroyed, ground-layer and...

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April 2020

WIRES and Landcare Australia Join Forces To Support Communities Impacted By Bushfires With 1Million Grants Program

WIRES and Landcare Australia Join Forces To Support Communities Impacted By Bushfires With 1Million Grants Program

WIRES and Landcare Australia have announced a landmark $1million partnership supporting recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought across Australia. Facilitated by unprecedented public appeals and donations, the WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants will provide eligible local Landcare environment networks and community groups access to grant funding of up to $20,000 to maximise and coordinate restoration projects.

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April 2020 Landcare Australia CEO Message

April 2020 Landcare Australia CEO Message

G’day everyone, The team at Landcare Australia are very proud to announce a landmark partnership with WIRES. The WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants is a ground-breaking alliance between two not-for-profits who have been part of the fabric of local...

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National Bushfire Recovery Agency Support for Landcare

National Bushfire Recovery Agency Support for Landcare

Dear Colleague As bushfire affected communities are now being been affected by COVID-19, please be assured they are our priority. We know they’ve been hit twice, even more if they have also suffered through drought and/or flood. We are here to help. We also know how...

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Stay connected with Landcarer – YOUR online community

Stay connected with Landcarer – YOUR online community

Did you know there is an active online community platform especially for people who care for our natural environment? Landcarer is a place where you can collaborate, connect and learn with people who share your passion – anywhere, anytime – and it’s a COVID-19-free...

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March 2020

2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants

2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants

2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants are now open Gallagher offers a full range of Animal Management products and integrated solutions, including a range of permanent and portable electric fencing. In 2019, Gallagher and Landcare Australia launched the...

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Learn how to film your Landcare Project

Learn how to film your Landcare Project

Have you ever wanted to make a short movie about your Landcare project but haven’t the foggiest where to start? While writing about or taking photos of your conservation or sustainable agriculture efforts are effective methods, nothing grabs attention like a short...

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Memorial for Landcare Victoria Legend

Memorial for Landcare Victoria Legend

We sadly announce the passing of Stand Artridge, a long passionate and lifelong learner of landcare. A farmer for more than 60 years, Stan was involved in many events and activities in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. A memorial will be held at 1.30pm on...

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A message from the Landcare Australia CEO and team

A message from the Landcare Australia CEO and team

Dear Landcarers and friends of Landcare, This is an uncertain and tough time for all of us. Everyone throughout our communities is now feeling the impact of Covid-19, and we’re told that the challenges of this virus means we need to think and act differently. In...

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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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What’s In Your Backyard?

What’s In Your Backyard?

Costa Georgiadis wants kids across Australia to grab a camera and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard. Joining forces with Junior Landcare, the popular TV star and Landcare champion launched the ‘What’s In Your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage the next generation to get outside and document what’s in their local environment.

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February 2020

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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Landcare’s role in supporting bushfire impacted communities

Landcare’s role in supporting bushfire impacted communities

Landcare Australia recognises that there is much to do in many parts of the country following this summer’s devastating bushfires which have significantly impacted our landscapes, habitat and communities.

Landcare Australia is working with the state and territory landcare organisations to understand the impact of these fires, needs of local landcare communities and generate funding opportunities for landcare groups and networks in impacted areas.

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Leap into Landcare

Leap into Landcare

Landcare is inviting Australians to use their extra day this leap year to volunteer with a Landcare group located in communities impacted by bushfires.

As the country comes to terms with the devastation of the unprecedented bushfires, Landcare groups play a critical role in supporting recovery of biodiversity, landscapes and communities – and you can volunteer with Landcare to assist the restoration process.

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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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What’s In Your Backyard?

What’s In Your Backyard?

Costa Georgiadis wants kids across Australia to grab a camera and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard. Joining forces with Junior Landcare, the popular TV star and Landcare champion launched the ‘What’s In Your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage the next generation to get outside and document what’s in their local environment.

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December 2019

Have your say in the future of Landcarer

Have your say in the future of Landcarer

We know that digital tools can make peoples’ lives easier. We also know that there are so many options out there that it can be hard to know which ones you actually need. Imagine if you could help design a digital platform that has the features YOU need to help with...

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Plant a Tree

Plant a Tree

Landcare Australia has partnered with Woolworths Rewards to plant Australian native trees.

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November 2019

Looking to the future of agri practices

Looking to the future of agri practices

Wynyard producer Michael Nichols cultivates quite the diverse crop. Based in Sister’s Creek, nearly 200kms northwest of Launceston, Redbank Farm rotates potatoes, onions, carrots, processing peas, buckwheat, pyrethrum, poppies, mustard, wheat, canola, beef steers and...

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Restoring biodiversity within the vineyards

Restoring biodiversity within the vineyards

In 2014, McLaren Vale viticulture industry faced a confronting reality. Over 7000hectares of the Willunga Basin was under vine with a mere 6 per cent of native vegetation remaining. While exotic plants such as roses, almonds and olives thrive in the fertile soil,...

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October 2019

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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Beating Back the Browsers

Beating Back the Browsers

The levels of browsing pressure by animals, particularly Sambar Deer on newly-planted Landcare revegetation sites in East Gippsland, is resulting in very high mortality rates of new seedlings.   So, last year, when the East Gippsland Landcare Network (EGLN) received...

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September 2019

20 Million Trees Infographic

20 Million Trees Infographic

20 Million Trees is part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. The aim is to plant 20 million native trees and understory, and establish healthy, self-sustaining tree-based ecosystems. Landcare Australia is a service provider under the...

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Landcare Youth Summit

Landcare Youth Summit

The Landcare Youth Summit will offer a mixture of keynote speakers, panel discussions and project presentations featuring young members from sustainability and Indigenous perspectives, biodiversity protection and climate change.

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August 2019

Nutrient reuse grows cheaper grass

Nutrient reuse grows cheaper grass

Hastings dairy farm has a herd of 350 cows. With nearly 120 hectares of mainly irrigated dairy pasture and a herd of 350 cows, Hastings Park in the NSW mid-north coast is a highly productive farm.  The cows produce approximately 2.6 million litres of a2 Milk™...

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July 2019

Landcare Week 2019

Landcare Week 2019

We have created a Landcare Week campaign kit for groups to download to promote their Landcare Week activities.

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Special edition of Landcare in Focus

Special edition of Landcare in Focus

In this special edition of Landcare in Focus, you’ll read stories from groups and individuals and their remarkable efforts to preserve our unique landscape. As we move into the next 30 years, Landcare will continue to help protect not only the health of the unique...

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June 2019

A celebration of Landcare

A celebration of Landcare

A highlight of the Landcare calendar, are the many Landcare Conference events taking place across Australia. And this year, events will be hosted in Western Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory. These events will bring...

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May 2019

Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants Now Open

Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants Now Open

The Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants will fund up to 12 Australian fencing projects and are open to Landcare, Coastcare and Junior Landcare groups; individual landholders, farmers and graziers and volunteer-based community groups. Eligible grant projects may include...

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1000 trees planted in four days!

1000 trees planted in four days!

Members of Shoalhaven Riverwatch tree planting working bee at Bamarang. From back: Peter Jirgens, Ian Bice, Mick Ware, Jim Rodgers, Tim O’Shea, Bruce Morton, Keith Hazlewood, Denny Hall. Front: Ev Pettigrew and Margie Jirgens. Two Landcare groups in the South Coast...

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April 2019

NSW Landcare Coordinators gather to share, learn and connect

NSW Landcare Coordinators gather to share, learn and connect

Last month, 110 Landcare coordinators, Landcare committee members, representatives of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW gathered at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Sydney as a state-wide-movement to “share, learn and connect”. The gathering, held...

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Landlink Readers Survey

Landlink Readers Survey

The Landlink Readers Survey is an opportunity for subscribers to tell us about themselves and share their opinions on the publication. This feedback will help us learn more about our Landlink readers and understand what type on content is of interest to them, so we...

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March 2019

Waterfall Gully Reserve transformed little by little

Waterfall Gully Reserve transformed little by little

Since 2005, the Friends of Karra Tartu (Redgum Swamp) has been helping to regenerate the natural flora at Waterfall Gully Reserve near Adelaide in South Australia. Under the guidance of former City of Burnside land management employee Andrew Crompton, now a volunteer,...

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Funding for Landcare groups

Funding for Landcare groups

The Australian Government is investing more than $22 million in 2019-20 to deliver a wide range of on-ground projects that conserve, protect and sustainably manage our environment. Under the Communities Environment Program, each federal electorate can receive up to...

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February 2019

Tackling Tough Times Together Grants

Tackling Tough Times Together Grants

The Tackling Tough Times Together grants program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. Delivered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, the program is designed to provide...

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Restoring the Capertee Valley

Restoring the Capertee Valley

Photo credit: Virginia Beak – Little Gecko Media. Capertee Valley planting day. To the west of Sydney lies the Capertee Valley, isolated and slumbering, far from urban existence. Twice a year, Kathryn Read and her son drive out to this vast and ancient landscape, to...

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November 2018

Women in Landcare

Women in Landcare

Women in Landcare panel discussion at the 2018 National Landcare Conference Encouraging leadership, fostering connections and recognising contributions Fifty percent of the 550 attendees and speakers at this year’s bi-annual National Landcare Conference were women....

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Fund Landcare: a new way for Landcare groups to fundraise

Fund Landcare: a new way for Landcare groups to fundraise

Funding. It’s an issue all Landcare 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 Landcare groups raise funds. Introducing Fund...

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October 2018

Charlie Arnott wins Bob Hawke Landcare Award

Charlie Arnott wins Bob Hawke Landcare Award

New South Wales biodynamic farmer and grazier Charlie Arnott was honoured at the 2018 National Landcare Awards as the winner of the prestigious Bob Hawke Landcare Award. Charlie was chosen amongst an exceptional group of finalists which included Victorian farmer Simon...

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Lessons learned enhancing the farm forestry industry

Lessons learned enhancing the farm forestry industry

Members of the Farm Forestry Landcare Network planting team. The South Australian agroforestry industry is set to benefit from the research of local Landcare group, Farm Forestry Landcare Network (FFLN). Over the past five years, the group has established 30...

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September 2018

Are you a Landcarer in a drought declared area?

Are you a Landcarer in a drought declared area?

In recognition of the harsh conditions being faced by many farmers and rural communities in drought declared areas, we would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in this invaluable knowledge sharing event with experts, your peers, and community members. If...

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Meet your Bob Hawke Landcare Award finalists

Meet your Bob Hawke Landcare Award finalists

The Bob Hawke Landcare Award finalists have been selected. The Advisory Committee had a difficult time selecting the top three as the submissions this year were all of a very high calibre. The Bob Hawke Landcare Award acknowledges an individual who has; demonstrated a...

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National Landcare Awards gala dinner

National Landcare Awards gala dinner

The 2018 National Landcare Awards acknowledges the achievements of local Landcarers at a national level, and celebrates the 65 finalists from across Australia. Join us at the National Landcare Awards gala dinner and let your hair down to celebrate your peers’...

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Experience firsthand local NRM across Queensland

Experience firsthand local NRM across Queensland

Field Trips are filling up fast, so to ensure you don’t miss out book your trip today. The field trips provide you the opportunity to experience firsthand, the unique approach to natural resource management being undertaken through 11 inspiring projects across...

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What’s your story?

What’s your story?

Landcare Australia recently partnered with the UNSW as part of PhD research into community storytelling. The Rescue project which is being produced and moderated by radio journalist, Gretchen Miller, is targeted to anyone that is, or has been involved in saving,...

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August 2018

Tax deductions for Landcare operations

Tax deductions for Landcare operations

Ben Poggioli is a multi-crop farmer of up to 250 hectares of peanuts, corn, pumpkin, hay and sugar cane in the Barron region of Queensland. The Poggiolis were able to access funding via the Australian Government’s Reef Programme, which has seen Ben at the forefront of...

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National Feral Cat Management Survey – Now Open

National Feral Cat Management Survey – Now Open

The science is clear that feral cats are having a significant toll on our native wildlife with millions of native animals killed every day. That’s why in 2015, the Australian Government launched the Threatened Species Strategy led by the Threatened Species...

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July 2018

Let’s celebrate Landcare Week

Let’s celebrate Landcare Week

In the first week of September every year, thousands of Australians from all walks of life get together to recognise and celebrate the tireless efforts and commitment of volunteers who help protect and rehabilitate the natural environments of this great land we call home.

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June 2018

Six-pronged approach to support the Aussie melon industry

Six-pronged approach to support the Aussie melon industry

In the wake of a Listeriosis outbreak earlier this year, Hort Innovation has worked with growers to launch a six-pronged initiative to combat foodborne illness risks and support the sustainability of the melon industry. Being delivered by the NSW Department of Primary...

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Protecting Australia’s beloved avocados

Protecting Australia’s beloved avocados

Researchers are working with the Australian avocado industry to safeguard one of the nation’s favourite fruits for years to come. Funded by Hort Innovation, the work targets both existing and emerging avocado disease threats. The project research is being delivered by...

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Regenerative buzz in land agriculture

Regenerative buzz in land agriculture

Local Landcare groups hosted a sell-out forum in Yass last month to discuss how rural communities can and are making a difference to global warming. Over 220 farmers, students and politicians heard from a great line up of speakers, including Monaro farmer and...

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May 2018

Floating Landcare

Floating Landcare

Providing unique volunteer opportunities to clean-up local waterways Since 2012, Floating Landcare has been providing opportunities for environmental volunteers to participate in bush regeneration activities and marine debris cleanups at locations only accessible by a...

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Restoring Aboriginal cultural sites

Restoring Aboriginal cultural sites

Canberra’s Umbagong District Park has a high Aboriginal significance due to the presence of axe grinding grooves. The area also is home to numerous native flora and fauna species that are significant to the Ngunawal people. According to Ngunawal elder and Director of...

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April 2018

Let’s Keep it in KIN KIN

Let’s Keep it in KIN KIN

Demonstration site in Kin Kin   Kin Kin [Indigenous word for ‘little black ant’] is a picturesque township in the Noosa Hinterland, Queensland. This area was once home to some of the most magnificent rainforest trees in Australia, as documented in W.D. Francis’...

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Making peace with the weeds

Making peace with the weeds

Volunteers working, pulling Bitou bush on Brunswick Heads chemical free site.   Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare volunteers have been working for the past eight years on a five-hectare dune-regeneration project just south of Brunswick Surf Club in New South...

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Funding program improves on-farm sustainability

Funding program improves on-farm sustainability

Upgrading stock access routes, reuse of dairy effluent, and improved irrigation systems are just some of the ways four a2 Milk™ farmers are enhancing the sustainability of their operations this year. The a2 Milk™ Sustainable Agriculture Landcare Grants programme...

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March 2018

A father son dairy enterprise

A father son dairy enterprise

For 12 years, Sam Graham and his father have managed their dairy farm on the New South Wales South coast where they have 800 Aussie Reds, 400 of those milked. The breed is ideally suited to the climate and produce a high protein milk. While the cows are climatically...

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Restore and Connect Endangered Peppermint Box Woodlands

Restore and Connect Endangered Peppermint Box Woodlands

By the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association This project is delivered as a partnership between Landcare Australia and the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association to buffer and link remnant areas of Environment Protection and...

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February 2018

Landholders protect critical brolga habitat at Pura Pura

Landholders protect critical brolga habitat at Pura Pura

Brolgas require a variety of habitats ranging from swamps to grasslands, in order to roost, feed, breed and rest. Much of their preferred habitat has been lost due to changes in land use and drainage of wetlands for agriculture. The Rogers’ aim is to have a productive mixed cropping and grazing property where agriculture and biodiversity coexist.

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January 2018

December 2017

Fighting weeds to find rare plants in Tyamolum

Fighting weeds to find rare plants in Tyamolum

By Greg Siepen A rare plant has been discovered by the Tyamolum Scout Centre in Queensland. On a planting and weed removal project on property in Mount Crosby, volunteers recorded the location of over 100 rare Lloyd’s native olive plants. This plant only grows in the...

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Bob Hawke gives a hand to Protect our Aussie Species

Bob Hawke gives a hand to Protect our Aussie Species

Saving our iconic Aussie species was Bob Hawke’s birthday wish this year. At the unveiling of his remoulded wax hand that now holds a can of his own beer, Hawke’s Lager, the former Prime Minister called on the Australian public to help out Landcare groups working to...

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Play and support Landcare Australia

Landcare Australia has partnered with Play For Purpose, the ultimate win-win charity lottery, which launched this week across Australia with $1 million worth of prizes. With 60% of ticket sales going directly to Landcare Australia and a one in 19 chance of winning a...

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November 2017

Over the virtual fence

Over the virtual fence

By Chris Gillies Your neighbour need not be over the fence, according to rangeland grazier Gus Whyte. With social media, the web, and email Gus has created a network of graziers that share information in order to improve the way they manage the land. This different...

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The future of the National Landcare Program

The future of the National Landcare Program

By Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Luke Hartsuyker The Australian Government is investing more than $1 billion into the future of the National Landcare Program (NLP). In September, the Coalition Government launched the next phase of...

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October 2017

September 2017

Book Review: Those Wild Rabbits: How they shaped Australia

Book Review: Those Wild Rabbits: How they shaped Australia

By Peter Alexander Rabbits have been around for so long that some city folk think of them as native animals. But prior to the release of myxomatosis in 1951, they were Australia’s most serious pest animal. South Australian grazier, Landcarer, and author Bruce Munday...

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Riparian Restoration Collaborative Project

Riparian Restoration Collaborative Project

In 2009, during a period of waterway restoration and willow tree removal at Melbourne Water, a joint-riparian restoration project was established with Vic Roads in Ballarat. This was initiated to clean up and restore a 500 metre section of degraded waterway along the...

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Corporate Australia gets to work for Landcare Week!

Corporate Australia gets to work for Landcare Week!

It was great to see corporate Australia getting hands on with Landcare across the country to celebrate Landcare Week earlier this month. More than 130 volunteers from 10 companies sent teams of volunteers along to lend a hand to Landcare working bees in Sydney,...

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Landcare Awards season kicks off!

Landcare Awards season kicks off!

The 2017 State & Territory Landcare Awards have kicked off with winners being announced in Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. It’s wonderful to see the successes of Landcare being recognised across nine diverse national categories! This year, 124...

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August 2017

July 2017

We have the results of the 2017 Landlink Survey

We have the results of the 2017 Landlink Survey

We would like to thank everyone who responded to the survey for their invaluable feedback. Hearing from you, our loyal readers, continually helps us improve the content and structure for future editions of Landlink. We want this newsletter to be an invaluable resource...

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Filling the knowledge ‘GAPP’

Filling the knowledge ‘GAPP’

Linda Walters, Birchip Cropping Group The Growth, Adoption, Production and Profit (GAPP) program has been a three-year pilot project funded by Agriculture Victoria and the Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) aimed at increasing on farm production and profitability,...

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Fire Awareness Awards Now Open

Fire Awareness Awards Now Open

Entries are now open for the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards, with individuals, community groups and organisations encouraged to submit innovative projects that help reduce the incidence and impact of fire in Victoria. The awards are a collaborative initiative managed by...

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From wildland to bushland – a landscape transformed

From wildland to bushland – a landscape transformed

A recently completed major bush regeneration project in Sydney saw an impenetrable five hectare forest of weeds transformed to a native bushland with 64,000 native seedlings. Managed by Landcare Australia, the project was part of Transurban’s roadside regeneration...

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June 2017

Get back to nature for Landcare

Get back to nature for Landcare

Landcare Week (4-10 September) is an opportunity to get hands-on with nature and create a fundraiser to help  habitat restoration projects that protect our unique Aussie species. We are supporting schools, community groups and workplaces to come up with ideas that...

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Apply now for 20 Million Trees Programme

Apply now for 20 Million Trees Programme

Tranche 3 of the 20 Million Trees Programme is now open! $21 million in funding is available for large scale tree-planting projects covering a minimum of 100 hectares. Participation offers you the opportunity to work in partnership with Landcare Australia to complete...

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Nominate now for the State & Territory Landcare Awards

Nominate now for the State & Territory Landcare Awards

The volunteer who always goes above and beyond for their group. The farmer working tirelessly to implement sustainable farm practices. The team who works to educate the next generation. The young leader inspiring others. The innovators. The Coastcarers. The Indigenous...

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May 2017

Nominate a Landcare Champion

Nominate a Landcare Champion

Do you know a deserving Landcare community leader who should be recognised? The 2017 State & Territory Landcare Awards have opened up nominations in each state, but deadlines are fast approaching! The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the...

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Estelle’s Landcare Story and How You Can Help

Estelle’s Landcare Story and How You Can Help

“After 17 years volunteering as part of the Landcare community, I still get the wow factor on accomplishing something wonderful, especially after planting eucalypt trees four years ago and seeing koalas come back to the area. There is a sense of self-worth and...

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Win an iPad for your Opinion!

Win an iPad for your Opinion!

Help us serve our community by telling us want you want! Your participation in our annual 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 midnight on 12 July. All...

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Sydney University’s Landcare Society celebrates 20 years

Sydney University’s Landcare Society celebrates 20 years

By Vivienne Reiner, Sydney University This year marks an incredible milestone as we celebrate 20 years of Landcare at the University of Sydney at Arthursleigh – a favourite escape for our student Landcarers. To mark the 20th birthday of our Landcare Society –...

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April 2017

Bob Hawke throws support behind Landcare

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...

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Bellarine Rail Trail a corridor for biodiversity

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...

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March 2017

Numeral River Restoration

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.

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February 2017

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