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    Revegetation -Feb 18, 2020
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    - Feb 18, 2020
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    Over forty years ago, the Innisfail State High School Grade 12 class Student Council came up with the idea to plant a rainforest revegetation plot in the school grounds.  In subsequent years, encouraged by a young biology teacher, the plot was maintained and increased.  Then in 2006 came Category 5 Cyclone Larry, with severe damage to trees throughout the area.  Within school grounds, the powers-that-be decided trees were a hazard and many other schoolyards around our area were denuded, as t...
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    Other -Feb 14, 2020
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    - Feb 14, 2020
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    Bellarine Carchment Network teamed up with Wreck to Reef Swim. Approx 2000 single use plastic cups were diverted from landfill, 300 reusable coffee cups were used, with 90% of participants using the cups and Aquascope activity was held for the kids. A great event and enviro outcome.
    Matt Crawley
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    Education -Feb 13, 2020
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    - Feb 13, 2020
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    A brilliant, no DAZZLING, turquoise sea is how I will always remember my first visit to the Torres Strait. The vivid intensity of colour smacking me in the face as I passed over the water from the airport on Horn Island to the central hub of the Torres Strait, Thursday Island. The Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA) and partners Maritime Safety Qld (MSQ) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) sent me on an errand to meet with Tagai College and the vario...
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    Rivercare -Feb 11, 2020
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    We're the "eyes and ears" of the river, streams and creeks and have been for years now.  We're out in the sun, wind and rain, scooping up rubbish from near and very far - plastics, bottles, fishing line and anything else that finds its way there - the Coast Guard skip bin keeps a tally.  We check the water quality around the lower catchment, A- they said last year and the year before that, best around. We pull the weeds that don't mind the brine - asparagus fern, gloriosa lily, corky passion and...
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    Education -Feb 8, 2020
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    - Feb 8, 2020
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    GJS Intellectual Company Australia, under the administration of Chuentat Kang, is handling volunteer training for disadvantaged via community engineering education for caring of our land.  This online volunteer training is conducted via landline phone together with internet computer as a part of community strengthening purposes.  Multifaith chaplaincy and interfaith network can be involved in the blessing of such environmental conservation initiatives.  Languages could be used in such environmen...
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    Landcare -Feb 6, 2020
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    - Feb 6, 2020
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    Our school has a narrow strip of land that some of the classrooms backed onto and we were all at a loss in how to use it.To hire a landscaper was beyond  our financial needs, so with the help of Bunnings, a willing Green Team made up of students from Prep to Year 6, we got things moving.  Bunnings donated the pallets and some plants, which, with the efforts of Brad, our very handy man, the first step towards our hanging gardens was made. Our Upcycling Club next took over and made planters ...
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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...
    Michelle Purse
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    Landcare in Focus -Aug 30, 2018
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    - 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 -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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    Landcare in Focus -Jan 29, 2019
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    - Jan 29, 2019
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    The 2018 National Landcare Awards held in Brisbane this October highlighted the inspirational work of 68 worthy nominees – all vying for one of 11 award categories. For more information and full case studies of the winners, visit nationallandcareconference.org.au.   Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award, David Marsh, NSW Australian Government Individual Landcarer winner, David Marsh. David is acknowledged for alerting primary producers to the fact that a healthy catchment and...
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    Landcare in Focus -Apr 10, 2019
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    - Apr 10, 2019
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    By Valerie Woods, Landcare Australia The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network, with the assistance of the Limestone Country Fire Authority carried out three ecological burns. In his plenary address at the 2018 National Landcare Conference, Australian National University emeritus professor Bill Gammage, spoke about how, at the time Europeans arrived in Australia in 1788, Aborigines used fire and no fire to ensure that every plant and animal had a habitat in which they could flourish. He sketc...
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    Landcare in Focus -Nov 24, 2016
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    - Nov 24, 2016
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    Majella Stevens and partner Jonah Herbst have restored their land into a thriving property, despite clear evidence of its prior poor land management when they purchased it in 2013 in Broadswater, Queensland. The biodiversity, and the resulting effectiveness of their land, was poor. Free range cattle grazing by the previous owner resulted in bare soil, soil capping, overgrazed plants, erosion of creek and dam banks, weed invasion, and mineral depletion – despite two tonnes of fertiliser applied ...
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