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Living up to our Name: Landcare Partnership & Collaboration Workshop - Wednesday 29 May 2019
To be held following our LVI AGM, you are invited to attend the afternoon workshop (1:15pm - 4:15pm) or the full day (10:30am - 4:15pm).
The LVI AGM is being held at Monash University Law Chambers, Level 2, 555 Lonsdale St Melbourne.
Landcare is a unique and powerful partnership between community, business and government. In this workshop we will solidly step into the practice of what Landcare has become famous for, collaboration! Together, we will share our knowledge, practice skills and learn how to both engage and build mutually beneficial and long lasting partnerships with our local decision-makers and various community stakeholders.
Workshop Leader: Kim Boswell, The Forever Agenda. Kim is a Facilitator, Trainer and Coach with more than 20 years’ experience in community engagement, fundraising and volunteer management in the not for profit sector, including 10 years involvement in Landcare. Kim has raised just under 1 million dollars for Landcare projects, recruited more than 400 volunteers, started numerous groups and launched a new Landcare Network.
Please RSVP to the LVI Office firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9207 5527 for catering purposes.
Full LVI AGM event details, including a detailed agenda and timings have now been published on the Victorian Landcare Gateway at https://www.landcarevic.org.au/groups/state/lvi/landcare-victoria-inc-annual-general-meeting/
Celebrating 30 Years of Landcare Nationally
Marking the 30th anniversary in Melbourne today, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Agriculture launched the national Landcare 30-year anniversary celebrations to an audience which included local members, LVI Chair David Clark and many notable landcarers who have been involved since the formation of the moment in Victoria in 1986. Click into news item for further details, including links to the full media release and a feature on ABC's 7.30
Social media workshop - VEFN - 13 July, Melbourne
Social Media has become a major means of communication to the public for recruiting, activity event promotion, and information. LVI partners, the Victorian Environmental Friends Network (VEFN) are inviting Landcare groups to join their Social Media Workshop on 13 July. Click into news item for further information and/or to register.
2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants Closing 21 June 2019!
Landcare Australia in partnership with DELWP are offering grants of up to $5,000 each in the 2019 round in support of Victorian schools, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides and youth groups. The 2019 grants provide an opportunity to secure funding to engage young Victorians in outdoor, hands-on, on-ground projects and environmental learning activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes, as well as health and social benefits. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards: Reminder - Nominations extended until 11 July!
Landcare Australia is inviting nominations for the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards which recognises individuals and groups across the country for their outstanding contributions to preserving the unique Australian landscape. Click into news item or visit the Landcare Australia website for further details.
Landcarers recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
Landcare Victoria Inc. is delighted to congratulate members Mrs Eileen Collins (Chiltern Landcare Group) and Mrs Audrey Drechsler (Axe Creek Catchment Landcare Group) who were recognised in the recent 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Full details are available at honours.pmc.gov.au.