A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
The aim of the River Detectives Program is to support schools to explore and monitor your local catchment and waterway with your students and to help understand how local rivers, creeks and wetlands are travelling.
By being involved in the program, schools will have access to:
- Professional Development workshops to help you teach your students how to monitor and report on habitat, water quality and waterbugs
- Loan a water quality kit and waterbug monitoring equipment
- Access to extra content on the River Detectives website
- Lots of classroom & fieldwork resources
- Online virtual learning sessions for your students to join in an interactive session and learn from experts in the field
- Support and guidance from your local River Detectives coordinator
The program is run by Catchment Management Authorities (including Melbourne Water), there are limited places in each of the following regions, so get in quick!
Applications close 20th December 2019.
For further information and to apply go to -
2019/20 Volunteer Grants - Now Open!
The intended outcome of this grant program is to strengthen community functioning by increasing participation in volunteering. Whilst this round closes in April, funding is capped at $66,000 per electorate so get in early! Click into news item for further details & eligibility for LVI Member Groups.
Communities Combating Pest and Weed Impacts During Drought Program - Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds Round 2 - Closing 5 February!
The objectives of the program are to assist communities manage the negative impacts of pest animals and weeds during drought, stimulate economic activity and facilitate local employment in the areas where projects take place. Whilst this funding round is for local councils, if your area is affected by drought you can approach your local council and collaborate! Click into news item for further information.
Community Conservation Grants - Closing 14 February!
The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) invites grant applications for conservation projects to assist in the protection of our native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Bushfire Support Resources
Landcare Australia has put together an extensive list of support resources for bushfire affected communities. Click into news item for link.
LVI Landcare Voices Project - New Interviews!
Three new interviews from Fergus Irving, Frankie & Graeme MacLennan and Peter Jennings are now available online as part of LVI's ongoing Landcare Voices Project. So far, 19 interviews have been conducted, capturing the oral history of Landcare from across the state. Click into news item to listen.