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Victorian Landcare Grants 2019-20 now open

Volunteers helping to protect and restore the region's land and environment can now apply for a funding boost through the Victorian Landcare Grants 2019-20. 

Landcare, Friends of Coastcare and other environment volunteer groups can apply for project grants of up to $20,000 for on-ground works, education and capacity building projects that help to improve Victoria’s environment for future generations.

Support grants of $500 are also available for new and existing groups and networks to assist with operating costs and provide a stable base for Landcare and environmental volunteering across Victoria.

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Our City in Nature - next week!

Tickets have almost sold out for Our City in Nature, the special event that will explore Melbourne's relationship with its flora and fauna.

You'll hear from some great speakers in the morning, including Prof. Sarah Bekessy, Dr. Scott Rawlings, The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio MP, Mark Norman, John Thwaites and Jenny Gray, and the afternoon is jam packed with small group workshops lead by engaging faciliators.

A joint PPWCMA, Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria, DELWP and Agriculture Victoria event.

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Grow West Art Prize 2019

Grow West has been a proud sponsor of the Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh Art Sale and Exhibition for many years and is pleased to run the Grow West Art Prize again in 2019.

Artists of all levels are invited to enter a work in any medium that expresses their understanding and appreciation of the work done to protect the precious, yet fragile, environment in the Grow West area. There is a $500 acquisition prize for the best interpretation.

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Conservation in the Classroom with the Helmeted Honeyeater

Thursday 30th May, 4pm-5.15pm, Yellingbo

Primary school and early childhood educators are invited to this special professional development workshop focused on the Helmeted Honeyeater and related conservation issues.

This free program is designed to inspire schools to connect with and conserve their critically endangered state emblem.

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Farming Solutions for Climate Change

Wednesday 29th May, 7pm-9.15pm, Healesville

This event for farmers and landholders in the Yarra Valley will feature four leading voices in the sustainable agriculture and the environment sectors - Dr Cassandra Schefe, David Holmgren, Corey Watts and Jenny O’Sullivan.

Brought to you by the Sustainability Team at Yarra Ranges Council and supported by Agribusiness Yarra Valley, Women In Horticulture, Landcare, PPWCMA, Monash University and Farmers for Climate Action.

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Western Port Biosphere Ramsar Awareness Project

The Western Port Biosphere, in conjunction with the PPWCMA, have launched their Protecting Ramsar Values project. 

Funded by the Victorian Government, the project will engage recreational watercraft users across the internationally significant Ramsar-listed wetlands of Western Port to raise awareness of the vitally important wetlands and how to limit impacts on them.

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Peaks to Plains Project in full swing

The PPWCMA is currently delivering a three-year project that aims to protect threatened flora and fauna species in the You Yangs State Park through the eradication invasive weeds, rabbits and goats.

Project partner. Parks Victoria have recently set up camera traps and observed double the number of goats that were originally estimated. The weeds have been tackled thanks to volunteer days run by Conservation Volunteers Australia and Little River Community Landcare Group.

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Discover Dandenong Creek Festival wrap up

The second Discover Dandenong Creek Festival was held on Thursday 11th April at Tirhatuan Park in Dandenong North. The weather was perfect and over 800 people gathered for a day of wild fun and discovery.

The festival celebrated the natural wonders of the Dandenong Creek and it's importance - not only due to its considerable environmental values, but the opportunities it provides for locals to connect with nature.

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Friends group celebrates 20 years

The First Friends of Dandenong Creek (FFDC) is a group of passionate residents who are working to return a section of the Dandenong Creek to its original condition as far as possible. 

The FFDC recently celebrated their 20th birthday with a fantastic event at JW Manson Reserve at Wantirna. Living Links was proud to support this event and have them as a partner on the 'Transforming the Dandenong Creek' project.

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NRM Knowledge Conference - call for abstracts

The 7th annual NRM Regions Australia NRM Knowledge Conference will be held in Wodonga from the 18th-20th November 2019. The conference will address the theme Creating Resilience through Natural Resource Management - how do we do it?

The organisers are planning a highly interactive conference with different types of sessions for and are currently seeking abstracts from organisations and individuals wishing to present on a relevant topic/issue.

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Other news


Ripe for Change Small Grants for Casey, Cardinia and Mornington Peninsula


Brown marmorated stink bug response winds down for winter


Climate Change Risk in Agriculture Conference 2019


Premier's Sustainability Awards 2019


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