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so inspiring to see young people spending their time caring for the environment!
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This is so great to see! Bins with educational signage is a great way to get the message across and make people realize the impact a small decision to throw something away can have to their local natu...
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Thank you for sharing your journey, I am so happy to read that Landcare group has embraced you and that you belong. An inspiring story that needs to be shared.
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Sydney, Australia, is a global city, blessed to still have areas of remnant natural bushland scattered throughout its suburbs. When Captain Cook first sailed into Botany Bay in 1770, the biodiversity would have been spectacular and even to this day there is a far greater diversity of plant species within the city boundaries than exist in the entire United Kingdom. Some incredible wildlife still occurs here too. The problem is that bushland areas are extremely sensitive to invasive weeds and can ...
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“Landcare saved me” by Selen Rifat   I came to Australia as a migrant child in the ‘70s, the daughter of parents who were both the youngest in their families. After being displaced in their homeland, leaving behind farms and homes, they took a courageous step and travelled half way around the world to settle in beautiful Melbourne and start life anew. ...
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Sydney, Australia, is a global city, blessed to still have areas of remnant natural bushland scattered throughout its suburbs. When Captain Cook first sailed into Botany Bay in 1770, the biodiversity would have been spectacular and even to this day there is a far greater diversity of plant species within the city boundaries than exist in the entire United Kingdom. Some incredible wildlife still occurs here too. The problem is that bushland areas are extremely sensitive to invasive weeds and can ...
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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...
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“Landcare saved me” by Selen Rifat   I came to Australia as a migrant child in the ‘70s, the daughter of parents who were both the youngest in their families. After being displaced in their homeland, leaving behind farms and homes, they took a courageous step and travelled half way around the world to settle in beautiful Melbourne and start life anew. ...
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CHEN has started a new project to assist in platypus conservation efforts after finding platypus eDNA in the Cattai and Little Cattai Creek Catchment. This project will assist in the repair of the riparian zones in Cattai creek by removing the environmental weeds along the banks and planting the indigenous plants of this vegetative community, the Sydney Shale Transition Forest, an endangered ecological community. The creek banks have become eroded due to changes in the flow regime due to stor...
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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....
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By David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud MP. ...
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By Peter Brenton, Atlas of Living Australia A sighting of the blue-banded bee uploaded to the ALA by Anthony Katon in NSW. ...
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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. ...
by July 25, 2019
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A holistic approach to environmental education: How to foster ongoing environmental stewardship in the community.        Bellarine Catchment Network engages the wider Bellarine Peninsula community through a variety of programs and opportunities that facilitate re-engagement and behavioural change. Their goal is to continue delivering integrated community driven projects that protect and enhance the environmental values of the Bellarine. ...
by January 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...
by February 5, 2020
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Andrea Lindsay is one of 40 wonderful volunteers who propagate indigenous plants for revegetation at the Bellarine Secondary College & Bellarine Landcare Group Nursery .... Andrea is pictured here with the Nursery Coordinator, Fiona Love. ...
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so inspiring to see young people spending their time caring for the environment!
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Great work, butts are a scourge on our wildlife from ingestion to toxin absorption.
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Great work, butts are a scourge on our wildlife from ingestion to toxin absorption.
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This is so great to see! Bins with educational signage is a great way to get the message across and make people realize the impact a small decision to throw something away can have to their local natural environment.
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Waiting for National Landcare Conference 2021 eagerly.
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by May 19, 2021
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#LandcareStoryContest Capricorn Coast Landcare Group has been regenerating the Farnborough Beach dunes at Yeppoon for 2½ years now. The work commenced when we obtained our first grant through the Fitzroy Basin Association to weed and regenerate a section adjacent to a popular caravan park, with the blessing and support of Livingstone Shire Council. The area, from the caravan park fence to beach entrance FB9, was choked with weed grasses, annuals and vines, and we worked in what I like to call...
by October 22, 2020
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The Geelong region is home to picturesque coastal and country areas which form distinctive landscapes and habitats for people, plants and animals. Keeping these areas free of litter is important to everyone, and our region fortunately benefits from many active volunteer groups and organisations whose focus is keeping our natural areas litter free and healthy. Many residents volunteer their time to participate in clean-ups and citizen science projects which seek to understand the type and source ...
by October 22, 2020
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  The Pt Lillias Peninsula is a stunning Ramsar site adjacent to the Avalon Coastal Reserve and provides significant habitat for migratory birds. The beautiful site is heavily impacted by marine litter which pollutes the area and risks negatively affecting wildlife. BCN’s project ‘Caring For Our Point’ aims to highlight the littering issue through a behaviour change campaign which will hopefully improve visitor stewardship of the site. ...
by October 22, 2020
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As part of the Victoria Nature Festival and the Day By The Bay Festival, Bellarine Catchment Network presented a Virtual Beachcomb to show people how to easily identify some common beach artefacts found on bay beaches. This event was steamed live and a recording can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utEllPZia7E&t=7s  Bellarine Catchment Network have also created a poster that is free for anybody to use at home, at school or when they are on the beach. This poster features some...
by August 6, 2020
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If you go walking along your local beach or open space you are likely to find cigarette butts. Although the majority of a cigarette is burnt away, the filter that is left is actually made of plastic.  This means that every cigarette butt that is not ‘binned’ and left as litter, ends up washing down our streets, into drains and then our waterways where they eventually end up in Corio and Port Phillip Bay.  These butts are easily mistaken for food by our marine wildlife, causing them serious harm....
by July 30, 2020
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  Port Phillip Bay is full of diverse and beautiful life and is a rich source of fresh food including fish, squid, mussels and crustaceans. Our bay is important for the local fishing industry and is also enjoyable, attractive and important to recreational fishers. Fishing is a great way that we can enjoy fresh food, bring families and friends together, feel part of a community, get outdoors, appreciate nature, find some peace and quiet or simply enjoy the challenge of the catch. Despite these...
by July 28, 2020
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If you go walking along your local beach or open space you are likely to find cigarette butts. Although the majority of a cigarette is burnt away, the filter that is left is actually made of plastic.  This means that every cigarette butt that is not ‘binned’ and left as litter, ends up washing down our streets, into drains and then our waterways where they eventually end up in Corio and Port Phillip Bay.  These butts are easily mistaken for food by our marine wildlife, causing them serious harm....
by May 20, 2020
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The Ocean Grove Coastcare Group in conjunction with Bellarine Catchment Network recently completed stage 2 of the Ocean Grove Governors Place Coastal Alkaline Scrub rehabilitation project. This project funded by the City of Greater Geelong and titled ‘Street to Sand’ has had significant community groups and land manager collaboration. An area that had been overlooked for ...
by February 24, 2020
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by February 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.