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Happy Landcare Week 2019!

 We hope everyone’s having a great Landcare Week!


At the beginning of the week as part of the national 30 year anniversary celebrations, Ian Arney (LVI Committee Member) and Pam Robinson OAM (LVI Oral History Committee) attended an event in Wentworth commemorating the national launch. Read the full media release from the event here 

Its 33 years since Landcare was launched in Victoria and as part of the celebrations, the LVI committee decided to create an archive of Landcare Voices.  So far 16 interviews have been conducted and are available online, capturing the oral history of Landcare across the state. To listen to the interviews, go to the Landcare Voices Project page on the Landcare Gateway here

If you are interested in the Landcare Voices Project and/or would like any further information please contact the LVI office 03 9207 5527 or email info@lvi.org.au


Last week we congratulated the 2019 Victorian Landcare Award winners, their inspiring stories are now available to read here




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Victorian Landcare Magazine Online
The Spring 2019 issue (#76) of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine, which is a feature of the 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards, is now available online. Read the inspiring stories on each of the 15 award winners that were announced at the 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony at Government House, Melbourne, on 30 August. Click into news item for link.

VFF invitation for Landcarers to the 40th Birthday Celebration
On Thursday 21 November 2019, to coincide with National Ag Day, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) will celebrate its 40th Birthday with a gala dinner for all our members, guests, friends and stakeholders and has extended an invitation to Landcarers to attend at VFF member ticket prices. Click further into news item for full invitation and to RSVP.

Community climate change initiatives to be explored at regional hearings
The Legislative Assembly’s Environment and Planning Committee will be looking into local community initiatives to tackle climate change at a series of public hearings in regional Victoria during November/early December. Click into news item for further details.

7th National 2019 NRM Knowledge Conference: 17 - 20 November 2019, The Cube, Wodonga
Creating Resilience through Natural Resource Management – how do we do it? This conference is for everyone - no matter where you come from or how you contribute to natural resource management – in your local bush group, on your tractor, crunching data, managing Indigenous lands or running grants programs. Registrations are still open, click into news item for more details!

National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3 Now Open!
The purpose of the Smart Farms Small Grants round is to support land manager practice change that will deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity; protecting and improving the condition of natural resources; and assisting Australia meet its international obligations. Grants of between $5,000 & $50,000 (excl GST) for eligible projects of up to 2 year duration are available. Applications close at 11.00pm AEDT on 19 December 2019. Click into news item for further details and application instructions for member groups operating solely under LVI incorporation.

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