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As you probably know, there has been a few changes with your local Landcare Facilitator recently. Belinda Pearce has set off with a caravan to travel this great land and check out the scenery, while Megan Hughes (that's me) has stepped into the role of Kiewa Catchment & Upper Ovens Landcare Groups Facilitator. I look forward to meeting you and working with you on great Landcare projects!

These eNewsletters will be coming out bi-monthly (as per usual, unlike this issue!) using this new format, we hope you like it. This issue is going to ALL listed on our membership database including anyone with a lapsed membership. At the end of August this eNewsletter will only be received by financial members, so make sure you check your membership status! 

If you have something to promote; an event, planting day or other Landcare thing, let me know and i'll include it in the next issue.

Farewell Belinda! A Committee Meeting in Bruarong was Belinda's last, for a little while at least. She will be back in Spring and helping with project delivery, so you haven't seen the last of her, phew!
Back left: Lachlan Campbell, Peter Serpell, Tony Marsh, Pam Davis-Jones
Middle: Rhonda Serpell, Belinda Pearce, Julie Pearce
Front: Brian Lane and Jocelyn McAlister
Is your membership due? This first issue of the eNewsletter is going to all those on the KCLG membership system, so if your membership has lapsed, you have until 31 August to renew and continue receiving correspondence from KCLG.

To join, check status, update contact details and renew your membership click HERE... If you are joining as a new member, once you have registered you will be approved and sent an email which is your alert to log in and make your membership payment. Online payments can be made safely via credit card and PayPal through this website, or pay by cheque to 'Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups' and post (details below).
Deer Issue Update
A Community Deer Forum was hosted by Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups in Dederang back in April and since then other deer forums have been held to discuss the impacts of deer on primary production and the environment. There is data emerging such as one Sambar deer grazing is the equivalent of 2.5 DSE per Ha and to control deer populations, shooters need to target female deer. Research also shows that bushfires and controlled burns have significantly increased the dispersal of deer populations. There will be an Upper House inquiry into legislative issues such as carcass utilisation and the economic impact on farming. A presentation was given by Lachlan Campbell from NECMA on the issue recently and can be viewed HERE.
It's certainly planting season and lots of lovely rain too! Have you got your planting project done already or getting ready to go? Community planting days are coming up if you'd like to lend a hand on National Tree Day July 31st including one with the Friends of Yackandandah Creek hosted by Scouts and being held at Yack Rec Reserve. The site is prepared for 800 plants and a 10am - 12noon session with a bbq for helpers afterwards. So come and lend a hand.
Make sure your Landcare group is registered to receive the use of Creek-link. This newly developed tool is the work of a savvy group of Landcare volunteers who managed to get some government funds to develop an easy to use online mapping tool for revegetation projects, isn't that a smart idea! Have a look at the link below to view what the mapping looks like that your group could also be using. Register by clicking on the Apply Here green star. The more groups who apply the more likely they will get the funding to offer this to all Landcare Groups.
The NECMA has recently announced its support for Landcare and other community-based NRM groups.The following components can be separate, or combined into larger projects. Please note they are looking for Expressions of Interest now until 5pm 31st August 2016. 

For questions call NECMA on 1300 216 513. If you have a project concept and would like to discuss it with your local Landcare Facilitator or need the project auspiced by KCLG call Megan on 0407 227 814.

Victorian Gorse Taskforce grants
Up to $5000 for gorse eradication activities, read all the detail HERE. Applications due 12th August.

KCLG Expressions of Interest for 2017 landholder revegetation and fencing projects:
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from member landholders for fencing out livestock from wet areas, creeks and remnant vegetation patches and/or revegetation for shelterbelt creation and habitat improvement. Send an email to: who will send you an Expression of Interest form to complete and return. 

30 Years of Landcare! Have you got some photos of your Landcare work that shows how much progress you've made? Upload them here to help showcase the amazing changes that you've been a part of.
You are invited to a free film screening of:
Night Parrot Stories
Friday 22 July 2016
Albury Regent Cinema (Cinema 7)

Film maker, Robert Nugent, will introduce the film and answer audience questions at the conclusion of the screening. Night Parrot Stories was filmed in all the locations where Night Parrots once lived, during a time when stories of extinction were everywhere. For more information about the film, click here.There are limited seats available for this event and RSVP is essential by 20 July 2016. For more information and to RSVP, click here. 
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Contact info:
Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups
incorporating Baranduda, Kergunyah-Gundowring, Kiewa-Bonegilla, Upper Kiewa & Yackandandah sub-groups and Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group 
Phone: 0407 227 814
Post: PO Box 50, Wandiligong, VIC 3744
President - Peter Serpell 02) 6028 9356
Vice President - Rowan Wallace 02) 6027 5227
Treasurer - Julie Pearce 02) 6027 5286
Secretary - position vacant

Upper Kiewa: Alan McDonald 03) 5754 1000
Kergunyah - Gundowring: Rowan Wallace 02) 6027 5227
Kiewa - Bonegilla: Pam Davis - Jones 02) 6027 3356
Baranduda: Glen Johnson 02) 6020 8667
Yackandandah: Edith Nicholls 0418 494 101
Upper Ovens: Peter Stokie 0409 356 426
Equipment hire for Landcare members:
Organic spray unit with Quik Spray & Wick Wiper - Brian Lane 02) 6027 1433
Trailing seed drill & chemical spray unit - Peter Serpell 02) 6028 9356
Chemical spray unit & rabbit ripper - Rod Mitchell 02) 6027 5155
Chemical spray unit - Michael Bonhote 03) 5754 4714
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