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Murrumbidgee Landcare e-news - October 2017

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Welcome to the October edition of Murrumbidgee Landcare's e-news!

The 2017 NSW Landcare and LLS Conference is being held in Albury next week! If you haven’t already registered, get in now to make sure you don’t miss out. The NSW Landcare Award winners will be announced at the Conference dinner, and there are several nominees from the Riverina - we congratulate all our local Landcare Champions, and wish you the best of luck.

Details regarding the investment in Phase Two of the National Landcare Program have been released, with $1 billion to be delivered over the next five years. Find out about what is being funded, and be sure to have your say.

As usual, there are plenty of interesting events to get involved in, including a mental health workshop at Tarcutta, a Superb Parrot and Pygmy Perch bird walk at Booroowa, a seed collection and tree identification walk at Book Book, and a Rivers of Carbon bus tour at Yass. Plus lots more!

If you would like more information on anything, or would like to talk to someone about Landcare in your region, please feel free to contact your Local Landcare Coordinator or the Murrumbidgee Landcare office.



Congratulations to the Riverina's Landcare Champions!

National Landcare Program - Phase Two - Find out what is being funded under the next phase of the NLP

Online consultation on the National Landcare Program "Regional Land Partnerships" - Survey closes 23 Oct

Landcare NSW Supporter program - Your chance to get involved

Visit My Farm - An opportunity for farmers to get involved in agri-tourism, and for urban residents to explore farms in the Riverina!

Charles Massy releases a new book on regenerative farming

Privatising Travelling Stock Routes may endanger vital woodlands

Online database - Species Profiles and Threats - A useful tool for landholders and NRM workers


Upcoming events

Native seed propagation workshop - Temora - 19 Oct

"Growing the bottom line" field trip - Booroowa - 19 Oct

Young District Landcare AGM - Young - 19 Oct

Biosecurity planning workshop - Tarcutta - 20 Oct

Aboriginal cultural heritage in NSW information session - Griffith - 20 Oct

The Wired open day Festival - Cootamundra - 21 Oct

Mental health workshop - Tarcutta - 23 Oct

Food Sovereignty Convergence - Canberra - 23-24 Oct

Aussie Backyard Bird Count - 23-29 Oct

Australian Agronomy Conference - Ballarat - 24-28 Oct

NSW Landcare Muster - Albury - 25 Oct

Landcare and Local Land Services Conference - Albury - 25-27 Oct

Rural Women's Gathering - Narrandera - 27-29 Oct

Willows, weeds and waterways - Bumbalong - 28 Oct

Frog survey at Mulloon Creek - Bungendore - 28 Oct

"Land and water for Superb Parrots and Pygmy Perch" bird walk and BBQ - Booroowa - 4 Nov

Tree identification and seed collection walk - Book Book - 8 Nov

YAN Rivers of Carbon bus tour and Award night - Yass - 18 Nov

WWUL Christmas party and AGM - Wagga - 26 Nov

Tarcutta Valley Landcare Group Christmas party - Oberne - 19 Dec


Funding and other opportunities

Paddock Tree project: Landholder expression of interest

NAB Foundation Sustainable Regions Grants - Closes 27 Oct

Tucker Foundation Grants - Closes 30 Oct

Small Environmental Grant Scheme - Closes Nov (or when all funds allocated)

Community Landcare Pop-up Grants - Closes 30 Apr 2018 (or when all funds allocated)

Community Litter Grants - Ongoing (until all funds allocated)



Landcare NSW Bulletin - October 2017

Decision Point - October 2017

NRM on Farms - October 2017

The Murrumbidgee Naturalist (the newsletter of the Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists) - October 2017

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