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Hi Andrew, I have a 40ac property near Esk which is predominantly dry vine rainforest and eucalypt regrowth. It was badly affected by fires in 2019 and we have a long term regeneration and conservatio...
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This is so interesting Andrew, thanks for sharing. Do you have any links to the CSIRO information? I would love to read it. Thanks!
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This is a beautiful video Henrietta! So well shot and such a great exploration of the different ways Landcare betters not only our environment but also our communities!
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"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'this is what it is to be happy.' " Our addtion to Capture your connection competition. #landcareweek2020
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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. ...
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How would you like to access Australia’s best and most recent landcare resources? More than 60 landcare experts from across the country presented insightful and informative content at the 2021 National Landcare Conference, and their videos and presentations are now available online, including the conference posters. You can use these Education Resources for training and development, and capacity building in your community. There is a diversity of content suitable for people interested in s...
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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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by December 16, 2019
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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 ...
by February 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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“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. ...
by February 24, 2020
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  Against all odds...a Sea Turtle Survival Story ...
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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...
by August 24, 2021
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How would you like to access Australia’s best and most recent landcare resources? More than 60 landcare experts from across the country presented insightful and informative content at the 2021 National Landcare Conference, and their videos and presentations are now available online, including the conference posters. You can use these Education Resources for training and development, and capacity building in your community. There is a diversity of content suitable for people interested in s...
by August 6, 2020
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The Coastal Moonah Woodland located at Narrows Queenscliff Victoria, is a wonderful environment full of twisted and gnarled Moonah trees.  Listed as Threatened under the Victorian Government Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act, this vegetation community holds a special place for residents and visitors alike. In 2020 The Borough of Queenscliffe in partnerhsip with the Bellarine Catchment Network, Country Fire Authority, Working For Victoria and Swan Bay Environment Association embarked on an ambitio...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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 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....
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by September 22, 2021
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The Coascare Topic on Landcarer.com.au is the place for anyone involved in caring for our coasts to share knowledge and resources.  You can add your own resources to this Topic or access others - videos, photos, documents, and more.  You can post polls or quizzes, or participate in ones posted by others.  ...
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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  Against all odds...a Sea Turtle Survival Story ...