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    Education -Mar 24, 2020
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    The Ramsar Convention is the only international treaty devoted to conserving a single ecosystem type across the planet - Wetlands. 157 nations work together to care for 2,300 Ramsar wetland sites across the world and 6 of them occur within the Bellarine Peninsula and western Port Phillip Bay. Raising awareness of these precious habitats is a priority for the Bellarine Catchment Network in 2020 and our established schools program provides the ideal outreach for this message.     On ...
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    Education -Mar 19, 2020
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    - Mar 19, 2020
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    On Saturday 29th of February eight new Caring for our Bays Hero bin decals translated  in Languages other than English were launched at the 2020 PakoFesta Multicultural Festival. Over 100 000 people attended the event and saw the new installations.     The messaging aims to increase awareness and stewardship of the local environment by connecting meaningfully with the diverse range of cultural groups who reside in and visit Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. The eight languages i...
    Angeline Poole
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    Education -Mar 17, 2020
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    - Mar 17, 2020
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    On the 27th February 2020, twelve year 11 and 12 VCAL students undertook a clean up on 500m of beach at the Ocean Grove main beach.  The most abundant items collected were small litter fragments, butts, bottle tops, bottles and cups.  Approximately 5 kgs of rubbish was collected from what, at first appearance seems like a clean beach. Many small plastic fragments were found in the high tide line, with the larger items found in the adjacent flora in the dune system. The students logged their l...
    Angeline Poole
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    Biodiversity -Feb 25, 2020
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    - Feb 25, 2020
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    MCCL Partners with HBOC to undertake ongoing seasonal surveys of bird species. Martindale in NSW, and particularly Medhurst Bridge in Martindale, is a renowned hotspot for bird watchers. Well-known as a particular habitat for the Painted Honeyeater in NSW each summer, local residents keenly watch for the first birdos to arrive in mid-late September each year. This annual migration flows sporadic sightings throughout the annual cycle of bird migration. Often seen on the verge of the narrow one...
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    Rivercare -Feb 25, 2020
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    - Feb 25, 2020
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    I am a bushie and, like most Australians, we lived close to several beautiful rivers. They were great for picnics, fishing and swimming and provide entertainment when a fresh comes down.  I received a Maths / AI degree from UNE and this was my passport to Europe for 2 decades. Living in Nederland, I caught the Dutch passion for a maths-approach to water topics. Returning to Australia, I set up a micro IT consultancy with a trading name Australian River Deltas. I achieved local and perhaps ...
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    Education -Feb 24, 2020
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    - Feb 24, 2020
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    From Barren Wasteland to Biodiversity Classroom The Mentone Primary School Story In 2019, Mentone Primary School began a new Specialist subject- Sustainability. We began the year with an audit of the school. Students walked around and pointed out areas they thought needed improvement. We then collated ideas to see what students thought were highest priorities. There was one absolute standout area- the front nature strip. The earth was cracked, the couch grass and weed had died over summ...
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    Coastcare -Feb 24, 2020
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    - Feb 24, 2020
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      Against all odds...a Sea Turtle Survival Story When Sienna, an endangered loggerhead turtle, laboured her way up Rainbow Beach’s main swimming area under the full moon on the 12th of December 2019, she had no idea she was entering the busiest location in the 50 kilometers of beach under the stewardship of Cooloola Coastcare. Her mind was on the task at hand; depositing this large clutch of eggs in a safe location above the high tide, away from the raging surf and sweeping tides so co...
    Lindy Orwin
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    Habitat restoration -Feb 5, 2020
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    - Feb 5, 2020
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    After 30 years of caring for our own patch of Australia; clearing boxthorn & lantana; planting windbreaks with local native trees raised from seed in conjunction with Greening Australia & our kids local State School; destocking applicable areas for native vine scrub regeneration & water retention; changing our stock troughs to suit all forms of wildlife (plus cattle & horses) we decided to invite Land For Wildlife out to see if they thought we were doing all the right things before we advertised...
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    Landcare in Focus -Aug 30, 2018
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    The Rio Tinto Indigineous Land Management Award is presented to an outstanding indigenous community group or individual that is working towards improving land use or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community. Sally Moylan, ACT Sally’s background and cultural values translate to her work environment in challenging situations, where she is not afraid to speak up from a position of knowledge and integrity. Her ability to influence non-Indigenous staff and decision-makers to cons...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    - Apr 11, 2019
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    By David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud MP. Today more than ever, farmers deserve to be rewarded for the services they provide for the national good – like biodiversity stewardship and carbon sequestration. That’s why I’ve announced a $30 million pilot to incentivise farmers for these services. The pilot will run across different regions and different commodities as we test whether farme...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 11, 2019
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    - Apr 11, 2019
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    Core samples taken in 2018 comparing (from L to R) the aerated, control and SoilKee strips. For the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), helping improve farm productivity while reducing the impact on the environment is a key part of natural resource management. WGCMA’s Healthy Soils Sustainable Farms project aims to educate and assist farmers to improve their soil management, particularly in terms of nutrients, plants and grazing practices. The project incorporated ...
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    Landcare in Focus -Jan 8, 2020
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    Alby Wooler and a group of friends formed the Capricorn Coast Landcare Group in 1987. Alby was also the person who launched the Junior Landcare programme in 1997 in local schools around the area; a programme that has since spread not only nationally, but also globally. In 2005 he received the Queensland Individual Landcare Award, and was runner up in the National Individual Landcare Award. In the same year he was voted Livingstone Shire Council Citizen of the Year, as well as receiving the Queen...
    Malcolm Wells
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    Education -Mar 24, 2020
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    The Ramsar Convention is the only international treaty devoted to conserving a single ecosystem type across the planet - Wetlands. 157 nations work together to care for 2,300 Ramsar wetland sites across the world and 6 of them occur within the Bellarine Peninsula and western Port Phillip Bay. Raising awareness of these precious habitats is a priority for the Bellarine Catchment Network in 2020 and our established schools program provides the ideal outreach for this message.     On ...
    Rebecca St Ledger
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    Landcare in Focus -Nov 24, 2016
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    - Nov 24, 2016
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    Next February, 17 lucky Australians will begin the trek of a lifetime on a seven-day adventure along Tasmania’s vibrant east coast, visiting local farming enterprises, trying freshly produced delicacies, and learning about Tassie’s unique history. Organised by Landcare Australia’s From Farm to Fork initiative, and led by Sustainability Ambassador Charlie Arnott, the trek offers an opportunity to leave your urban life behind. Open to all walks of life, the trek provides the ideal prospect for fa...
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    Landcare in Focus -Nov 24, 2016
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    - Nov 24, 2016
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    Tor Hundloe, editor of “Australia’s Role in Feeding the World: The Future of Australian Agriculture” believes Australians are lucky because an enormous amount of the food we eat is grown in our own backyard. In the book, Hundloe discusses the role Australia plays in feeding the world’s population and explores some of the future challenges Australian famers may face, if they are to continue to meet current local and foreign demand while adopting sustainable farming practices. As the global popul...
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    Landcare in Focus -Nov 24, 2016
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    - Nov 24, 2016
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    Southampton Homestead's Jeff Pow, winner of two National Landcare Awards. September’s National Landcare Awards had many inspirational nominees in the nine awards categories. This year, Western Australia won an unprecedented five awards, and there was a double winner, with the Australian Government Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award winner, Western Australia’s Southampton Homestead, also taking home the People’s Choice Award after receiving the most votes from the Australian public...
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