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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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Baranduda Landcare - inspect the outcomes of the Middle Creek plantings

Saturday 8th May Meet 1pm sharp to 3.30pm
You are invited by Baranduda LandCare & Our Native Garden Nursery to inspect the outcomes of our 2020 Community Tree Day plantings on Middle Creek, Leneva.

Internal access tracks have recently been slashed (thanks to the City of Wodonga).
This is your opportunity to check the survival of the 2,500 native tube stock planted last year – including viewing progress of the ‘Bringing Back the Banksia’ project (500 Banksia marginata planted), see which guards and species did well, how they all coped with the high rainfall and huge grass competition and whether deer are impacting on plants?
Join us to review the outcomes (including of native plantings on site undertaken 10 years earlier), help re-number Banksia guards and enjoy a cuppa and biscuits on site.

Enter paddock and follow trail / signs from 3050 Beechworth - Wodonga Rd, Leneva.

• Low clearance 2WD or if wet park on Beechworth Rd
• Higher clearance 2WD/AWD/4WD are fine to drive in through paddock to meeting point.

All welcome!
pls RSVP by Thurs 6th May or further information:
Glen Johnson or 0418 501 936

Rabbit Warren Ripping & Spotter Training- Field Morning

Monday 10th May | 9am - 11am

Location: call 0407 227 814 for info on the paddock location. Who should attend: anyone carrying out rabbit control activities or planning to do rabbit control activities.

Neil Devanny (Vic Rabbit Action Network) will be spotting for the excavator driver (Scott Richardson) on a variety of warren systems and demonstrate how to do the ‘spotter’ role. Warren ripping or destruction is one of the very important methods used for rabbit control and if done thoroughly, has a hugely negative impact for rabbit populations for 20 - 30 years. Bring: note pad and pen in case you forget the info, a camera, a thermos/water, snacks

Community Planting Day on Kiewa River Trail

Saturday 15th May Time: 9.00 am to 12 noon
Location: Meet at the car park at the start of the Kiewa River Trail on Embankment Drive, Mt Beauty Hosted by Upper Kiewa Landcare Group.
The gate at the start of the Pebble Beach Walk will be manned and vehicles will be allowed in between 9 am and 9.30am. After that time the gate will be locked and pedestrian access only will be allowed. The work area is just over 1 Km from the gate.
Please bring sturdy foot-ware, gloves, water bottle & sun protection.

National Tree Day

Schools Tree Day is Friday 30th July

National Tree Day is Sunday 1st August 2021

National Tree Day planting events are back! Here is the link to where you can register your tree planting event and find all the handy resources that help you get organised, promote and to use on the day. Or, if you’d just like to help plant, then this link will also show you all the registered planting sites.

Rabbit Baiting update, Kergunyah

The rabbit baiting practice run held in Kergunyah last month proved successful with good oat up-take by rabbits. This has meant we have made the decision to not wait for next summer, but instead bait now. This will include two free-feeds of oats and then a 1080 poison oat bait. The whole baiting programme on each landholders property takes about one week in total. Five landholders in Kergunyah will be doing their baiting programme between now and the end of the month. Farm gate notices may be spotted and notifications will be carried out according to the legislation. 1080 has been selected carefully due to the rural setting and the poison not effecting wildlife. Pindone on the other hand, is the alternative choice, but this poison does effect wildlife and is best used in urban settings where domestic dogs and cats are prevalent.

Successful Grant Win - Future Drought Fund

The Federal Government has just announced that KCLG was successful in a grant application to do carbon farming demonstration farms. This will include applying methods approved by the Clean Energy Regulator and registering landholders to trade in soil carbon. A demonstration farm expression of interest process will be advertised through this eNews. At this stage we have only heard that we are successful and now await the contracts so just an initial announcement at this stage as we know there is keen interest in this amongst landholders.

Victorian Landcare Grants 2021 - guidelines and application HERE

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