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Murrumbidgee Landcare e-news - July 2018

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

The National Landcare Conference is coming up in October this year, and we are very excited that 5 of our local Landcare Champions are in the running for Awards! Even better, you can help us gain greater recognition by voting for your local nominee’s in the People’s Choice Awards! Our nominees are all in different categories, which means you can vote for all five:

  • David Marsh (Boorowa) is in the running for the Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
  • Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc is in the running for the Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
  • John Ive (Yass) is in the running for the Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award
  • Ginninderra Catchment Group are in the running for the Fairfax Landcare Community Group Award
  • Miranda Gardner (Southern ACT Catchment Management Group) is in the running for the Austcover Young Landcare Leader Award

Find out more about all the nominees here, and submit your vote here.

Murrumbidgee Landcare have also been busy compiling all the valuable feedback and ideas we received as part of the Riverina Landcare Strategic Plan process. Find out what we’re up to, and what is happening next!

Remember, if you’d like some assistance or advice, you can always contact your Local Landcare Coordinator or the Murrumbidgee Landcare office. We’re here to help all Landcarer’s in our region!

Nicole and the team at MLi



Vote for us in the People's Choice Award!

Riverina Landcare Strategic Plan progress

Economic value of Landcare - New report released

Survey on Landcare support – Closes 19 Jul

Junior Landcare grants to be funded by Woolworths

Riverina Regional Pest Animal Management Plan launched

Additional drought support announced

Claiming a tax deduction for shelterbelt establishment

Wildlife licensing changes: Public consultation



Upcoming events

Kangaroos in the landscape - Yass - 11 Jul

Stock to Illabo - Inland rail Landcare gathering - 13 Jul

Tree Planting Event - Wallacetown TSR (nr Wagga) - 15 Jul

Algal monitoring workshop - Hay - 19 Jul

Festival of Tiny Towns - Grong Grong - 21 Jul

Coota Landcare Network meeting - Cootamundra - 23 Jul

"Passion for Rations" supplementary feeding workshop - Bungendore/Wamboin - 28 Jul

Coota Urban Landcare gathering - Cootamundra - 31 Jul

Morning bird walk - Murraguldrie (nr Humula) - 2 Aug

Ken Duncan photography workshop - Wagga - 4 Aug

Regent honeyeater and swift parrot survey weekend - 4 to 5 Aug

Citizen Science forum - Brisbane - 11 Aug

ANU Sustainable Farms project launch - Illabo - 13 Aug

Advanced Chemical Spray Application Training - Harden - 14 or 21 Aug, Eurongilly - 16 Oct

AgCatalyst - Melbourne - 15 Aug

Australian Women in Agriculture conference - Shepparton, VIC - 17 to 19 Aug

Shelterbelt and riparian management paddock walk - Junee - 9 Sep

21st Australasian Weeds Conference - Sydney - 9 to 13 Sep

2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards - Brisbane - 10 to 12 Oct

Annual Food Sovereignty Convergence - Canberra - 15 to 16 Oct

Natural Sequence Farming course - Mulloon Creek - 12 to 15 Nov

Active Farmers - Tarcutta - Every Wed morning



Funding and other opportunities

Youth opportunities grant program - Closes 16 Jul

LLS weed and pest animal drought funding - Closes 18 Jul

Bendigo Inventor Awards - Close 23 Jul

Threatened species children's art competition - Closes 3 Aug

Australian Bird Photographer of the Year - Closes 6 Aug

ALA School Biodiversity Image Competition - 11 to 19 Aug

Saving our Species - Contestable grants - Closes 13 Aug

John Ralph Essay Competition 2018: Society should determine the right to farm  Closes 3 Sep

Spirit of Grains - Competition for kids - Closes 17 Sep

Indigenous Advancement Strategy Community Led Grants - Ongoing

Hay Inc Rural Education Program

GROW (Generating Really Outstanding Women) - Wagga

Yass River Linkages phase 2 - Funding opportunity

Farm decision making and climate change: Opportunity to participate




Landcare NSW Bulletin - July 2018

The Murrumbidgee Naturalist - July 2018

Decision Point - July 2018



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