A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
DELWP is undertaking a study and consultation on Long Term Water Resources Assessment (LTWRA) for Southern Victoria and the draft Overview Report and other documents are available for consultation.
Consultation closes on 30th November and it is important to have your say as the report identifies that there has been a long term decline in water availability with detrimental impacts on Victoria's rivers and water systems. This decline in environmental water reinforces adverse impacts on biodiversity in rivers and streams and surrounding areas.
The LTWRA will lead to the development of sustainable water strategies for the Central Region (including Geelong and Melbourne) and Gippsland in the next 12 to 18 months.
You can have your say on these processes here - https://www.water.vic.gov.au/planning/long-term-assessments-and-strategies/ltwra
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.