A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
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.
Presenters are Nick Sibbing from Artful who is a regular presenter to Small Business Victoria, and Kristen Boshma who has many years experience with marketing consultancy to major corporate, and who ran last year's very popular session.
This workshop will present two streams - one for newcomers to social media and one for more experienced. If you think about your knowledge in 1 - 10 (where 1 is none and ten is expert user) then stream one will cover 1 - 3/4 and stream two will cover 4/5 to 8.
VEFN welcomes up to three members of Friends, Landcare and other environment groups, with a small cost of $20 for people who are members of a VEFN member group, and $50 for others. This includes lunch. The venue is the Adina Apartment Hotel in Queen St Melbourne.
To register go to: HERE or use this link in your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vefn-social-media-extravaganza-tickets-62241948343
Youth Engagement Grants for Invasive Species Management - Closing 30 Sep 2019!
This grant program has been established to support youth-friendly initiatives with a focus on invasive pest and weed issues in Victoria. Funding between $5,000 and $15,000 (ex GST) can be used to support the engagement of young people in existing groups and initiatives, or to develop new youth-focused initiatives. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply!
Happy Landcare Week 2019!
From the Victorian Landcare Awards on Friday, through to the national launch at Wentworth and sharing stories of Landcare’s history through the Landcare Voices Project! Click into the news item to hear more about what’s been happening to celebrate Landcare week!
2020 Science & Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Closing Friday 4 Oct 2019!
Applications are open for the Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, a competitive annual grants program supporting 18–35 year old innovators to undertake new and creative research projects that will benefit the agriculture sector. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply!
New laws to better protect our environment: Consultation open until 31 Oct 2019
On 1 July 2020, the new environment protection laws are intended to come into effect. Click into news item for further details and/or to contribute to the consultation.
Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture - presentations available
If you missed the West Gippsland CMA's "Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture" Conference back in June. All the presentations are now online, click into news item for link.