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KCLG incorporates independent Baranduda and Yackandandah Creek as well as fully-merged Kiewa-Bonegilla, Kergunyah, Gundowring, Dederang Primary School & Upper Kiewa Landcare Groups. KCLG has a volunteer committee of representatives from our Landcare groups with one paid position of Landcare Facilitator.

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Charles Massy Webinar 9th Feb

Charles Massy, the doyen of regenerative agriculture, will speak at a webinar organised by our friends at the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) on 9 February. Register via the EIANZ website

River Detectives

Calling all NE Vic teachers! Your students are back at school, do they want to connect with their local waterway? You have until 12 February to sign them up for the River Detectives program. More information and the registration link is:

Pictured above are Omeo Public School students out for a water quality and invertebrate monitoring field day on Livingstone Creek in December 2020.

Stronger Communities Program grants

Indi community groups with great ideas for small capital works projects are encouraged to express interest in the latest round of Stronger Communities Program grants.

The $150,000 programme can provide small grants of $2,500 to $20,000 for up to 20 eligible projects.

These include construction, fit-out and upgrade costs for capital improvements at community centres, sporting facilities and parks, and emergency equipment or information and communications technology purchases and website development.

Expressions of interest close February 26. Find out more.

General Jeffery Soil Health Award

The General Jeffery Soil Health Award recognises the efforts of the people who are caring for our land and honours the exceptional work of Australia’s first National Soils Advocate, the late Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd), who passed away late last year.

The award is open to any individual farmer, land manager, extension specialist or educator who is making an exceptional contribution to soil health in Australia. The winner will be sponsored to attend in person, the National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner where they will receive a trophy and a cash prize of $20,000.

The award is supported by the Office of the National Soils Advocate within the Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
To apply visit: Nominations close 31 March

Important chance to share your views on the management of pests, weeds and diseases

What do you think about Victoria’s biosecurity system? Agriculture Victoria is seeking feedback from all Victorians who play a part in protecting our agricultural industry from pests, weeds, disease and other threats.

Taking part in the survey lets you have your say on issues ranging from potential biosecurity threats and impacts, to where you like to get your information from and what could be improved.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes.

Help shape the future of biosecurity in Victoria.

Please take the survey at

Survey closes 11 February 2021

Note - Wallis Social Research is conducting this confidential survey on behalf of Agriculture Victoria. Your participation is voluntary, and greatly valued. Your personal responses will not be passed on to Agriculture Victoria or any other party in a way that could identify you. Survey responses will be aggregated together such that individual responses cannot be identified.

If you require any further information about the survey you can call Wallis Social Research on 1800 113 444.

Landcare Victoria Summer 2021 Newsletter

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