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Murrumbidgee Landcare e-news - October 2018

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

It has been another busy month in the world of Landcare - last week we had the National Landcare Conference, which was a great opportunity to learn what is happening across the country. I saw some fantastic presentations, covering topics such as engaging youth in Landcare, a new “Dark Sky Reserve” in South Australia, and communicating scientific research to farmers. Feel free to contact me if you’d like more information!

The National Landcare Awards were also announced, with Boorowa locals Charlie Arnott and David Marsh picking up the prestigious Bob Hawke Landcare Award and Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award, respectively. A huge congratulations to these hard-working Landcarer’s!

This Sunday we have a fabulous Holistic Farming Bus Tour planned, providing the opportunity to visit some progressive local farms. Bird Week is also coming up, with several “Breakfast with the Birds” events planned, in partnership with the ANU Sustainable Farms program. The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is also on, so it’s a great time to get out and appreciate the birds in your neighbourhood.

Remember, if you’d like some assistance or advice on anything to do with Landcare, 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



Congratulations to our Landcare Champions!

Protected areas alone won't save all threatened species

Launch of Australia's first Threatened Species Index

Senate Inquiry: The impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia - Submissions close 2 Nov

Landcare Australia community fundraising

NSW Hobby Farmers Community - Facebook page



Upcoming events

Public forum: A better food system - Canberra - 18 Oct

Introduction to biodynamics - Boorowa - 18-19 Oct (2 day course)

Holistic farming bus tour - dep. Ladysmith - 21 Oct

Aussie Backyard Bird Count - 22 to 28 Oct

Managing climate risk in agriculture - Beechworth, VIC - 25 Oct

Breakfast with the Birds - Coolamon, Book Book, Yerong Creek & Boree Creek - 25, 28, 29 & 30 Oct

Alternative funding learning lunch - Wagga - 26 Oct

Erin Earth "Restore and Repair" Open Day - Wagga - 27 Oct

War on Worms - Yass - 27 Oct

BirdLife Australia Twitchathon 2018 - 27 & 28 Oct

Spring planting day at Mulloon Creek - Bungendore - 28 Oct

Biodiversity and Climate Change roadshow - Queanbeyan & Wagga - 31 Oct & 1 Nov

Australian Biological Farming Conference & Expo - Gold Coast, QLD - 9 to 12 Nov

Frog ID Week - 9 to 18 Nov

Working with Nature and Climate Change conference - Bathurst - 10 Nov

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

Active Farmers - Tarcutta - Every Wed morning



Funding and other opportunities

Volunteer with the Mulloon Institute! - Any day/s between 15 Oct and 1 Dec

Rural Women’s Award - Closes 31 Oct

Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investments Stream - Close 15 Nov

Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants - Close 3 Dec




Landcare NSW Bulletin - October 2018

Decision Point (connecting conservation policy makers, researchers and practitioners) - October 2018

The Innovator (the newsletter from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation) - Spring 2018




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