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3rd October 2017
Welcome to the October Landcare Update

We will be starting this month with a Local Weeds and Threatened Flora Field Day with Bombay Landcare Group on 6 October. There is still places available so if you would like to come along please RSVP to upper.shoalhaven@gmail.com or to 4842 2594.

We will be visited by Lane Cove Bushcare from 20 to 22 October. Lane Cove Bushcare will offer their helping hands with some tree planting and they will also be visiting some of our local Landcare legends in the region. 
Visit from Lane Cove Bushcare group - 21 and 22 October

USLC will be visited by volunteers from the Lane Cove Bushcare group for the weekend of 21 and 22 October. During their visit, they'll be planting trees, doing platypus surveys and talking to landcarers from our network.

We require a bus driver with a Medium Rigid Licence to drive the bus during the group's visit, so if you can help out on one or both of the days, please let us know.

USLC will also host a dinner for the Bushcare group on Saturday 21 October at Tombarra outside Mongarlowe, so if you'd like to join us to share knowledge and stories, please let us know.

Upcoming Local Events

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Join us in Canberra for the 2017 Food Sovereignty Convergence!

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Join us in Canberra on the 23rd and 24th October 2017 for two days of debate, stories, analysis, sharing, strategising and planning, all in the cause of building a fair food system for all Australians! Farmers, consumer advocates, right to food activists, urban agriculturalists, educators, communicators, innovators - whoever you are, wherever you're from - if you see yourself as part of Australia's food sovereignty movement, this is for you!

Food sovereignty asserts the right of peoples to nourishing and culturally appropriate food produced and distributed in ecologically sound and ethical ways, and their right to collectively determine their own food and agriculture systems. 

The Food Sovereignty Convergence will begin on Monday with a discussion on indigenous food sovereignty and land sovereignty led by Ngambri man Shane Mortimer. We will then move into a discussion about the global food sovereignty movement led by AFSA President Tammi Jonas, who has recently returned from the VIIth International Conference of La Via Campesina (the international peasant farmers' movement) and meetings of the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the UN.

More Information on this event here

Do you like FROGS? Want to help us count them?


We're having a Frog Survey this October and you're invited!

Learn how to identify and record frogs by sight and sound with Anke Maria Hoefer from Ginninderra Catchment Group Inc and the ACT and Region Frogwatch.

More details coming soon!

The Windellama Small Farms Field Day 

The Windellama Small Farms Field Day is coming up on the 4th of November. We are looking for any related stall holders or exhibitors who would be interested in having a site. For more information call Gary Lourigan on 48445545 or message me for more info.
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NOV12- NOV16

Natural Sequence Farming - 4 Day Training Course


 Hosted by The Mulloon Institute

Save the Date:

Bird Identification Workshop 
 Friday 24th November 2017

more details coming soon...


 

Available Funding 



IMPACT INVESTMENT READY DISCOVERY GRANT 

provides not-for-profit organisations with grants of up to $50,000 to explore pathways towards financial sustainability and plant the seed for future impact investment propositions through capacity building. Apply here!  Applications close 30th October. 


NORMAN WETTENHALL FUNDING ROUND NOW OPEN
Do you have a project that needs funding around flora and fauna conservation, threatened mammal conservation, and landscape restoration and education? The Norman Wettenhall Foundation's Small Environmental Grant Scheme grant round for November is now open! Click here to find out more.

FUNDING AVAILABLE!
The Tucker Foundation supports projects that further the protection of wildlife and habitat, and to preserve natural reserves of forest, oceans and wilderness and for the rehabilitation of flora and fauna. Grants of up to $25,000 will be considered. Applications close 30th October 2017Apply now!
 
 

Useful Resources



THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE CLOUDS

A new, exciting e-research platform to support Australian research: The Australian Science Clouds are in development. Read more about it and check out the three new platforms here.

News From the NRM Network

The Australian Government has today announced information regarding Phase 2 of the National Landcare Program and upcoming community consultation sessions for the Regional Land Partnerships Program.

http://www.nrm.gov.au/national-landcare-program



INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN

Consultation is now open for the Invasive Species Plan draft and will run until 13th October 2017Access the plan here and have your say!


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Simone Horn and Rebecca Klomp
Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council

upper.shoalhaven@gmail.com 
(02) 4842 2594

PO Box 97 
Braidwood NSW 2622

Come in and say hello 
Staff work days are Mon, Tues, Thurs at the Local Lands Services Office 
42 Ryrie Street Braidwood