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The Spring 2019 issue (#76) of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine, which is a feature of the 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards, is now available online, via https://www.landcarevic.org.au/landcare-magazine/spring-2019/.  Read the inspiring stories on each of the 15 award winners that were announced at the

2019 Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony at Government House, Melbourne, on 30 August. 

Guests at the recent 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony at Government House were asked why they volunteer for nature. A number of responses were then compiled into a short Show How You Care video that captures the spirit of environmental volunteers and Landcare values: I care, We care, Landcare Video. Click here to view - https://youtu.be/zFnNCD2Lrx4

The Winter 2019 Issue (#75) which is a feature on Landcare and Health is also now available online and includes stories on:

  • Megan Frankel-Vaughn talks about the role of a thriving wetland for a community in drought
  • Professor Lisa Gibbs reports on the Beyond Bushfires study and the importance of community groups and attachment to natural environment
  • Wodonga Urban Landcare Network highlights the connection to the local Bhutanese community
  • Dr Mardie Townsend links her personal story to the research on the health & wellbeing of land management group members and environmental volunteers
  • Green Gym program improving the health of carers and the environment
  • The free Landcare Employment Referral Service

To read this issue of the magazine online (via Victorian Landcare Gateway) go to - 


To download the PDF version of this issue (and back issues) of the magazine and to access the magazine's index go to - 


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