A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Landcare Victoria Inc. (LVI) farewells Dr Kaye Rodden who has served as LVI's Vice Chair - Advocacy & Partnerships for the last two years. Kaye brought enormous energy and intellect to the portfolio since the merger of the two organisations and previously to the Victorian Landcare Council. She has made an outstanding contribution and the state and national level and we wish Kaye the very best in her continuing work at the local level.
LVI again thanks outgoing CoM member Alan Morton; his work in the communications space has been greatly appreciated and we welcome his continuing involvement via the LVI Members Council.
The 2019-20 LVI Committee of Management is: Chair David Clark (Glenelg Hopkins), Vice Chair - Operations & Services Christine Brooke (North Central), Treasurer Leanne Jackman (Wimmera), Secretary Beth Ripper (West Gippsland), Jenny Robertson (East Gippsland), Terry Hubbard (Goulburn Broken), Ian Arney (Mallee), Jane Carney (North East), Marijke de Bever-Price (Port Phillip and Westernport) and Professional Landcarers Asha Benham-Bannon and Kerri Robson. The final full Committee of Management list will be updated once the Corangamite casual vacancy is filled per the LVI Rules.
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.