A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Over 90 delegates, members and guests attended to the 2019 LVI AGM to hear Lucinda Corrigan, Chair of Farmers for Climate Action talk about Climate Change as an economic issue and Climate Smart Agriculture. Attendees also heard from Kylie White, Deputy Secretary of Energy, Environment and Planning at DELWP regarding Biodiversity 2037 and the Environmental Volunteer Plan.
LVI Elections were announced with the LVI Committee of Management for 2019 being: Chair David Clark (Glenelg Hopkins), Vice Chair - Operations & Services Christine Brooke (North Central), Treasurer Leanne Jackman (Wimmera), Secretary Beth Ripper (West Gippsland), Dr Kaye Rodden (Corangamite), 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. Outgoing CoM member Alan Morton joins the LVI Members Council.
After lunch attendees shared learnings in the "Living up to our Name: Landcare Partnership & Collaboration Workshop" led by Kim Boswell at the Forever Agenda.
For LVI Committee of Management and LVI Members Council information and bios go to - https://www.landcarevic.org.au/groups/state/lvi/landcare-victoria-inc-committee-of-management-and-members-council/
A copy of the LVI Annual Report 2019 can be downloaded from the LVI Gateway page here - https://www.landcarevic.org.au/groups/state/lvi/lvi-annual-general-meeting-2019/
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.