To access the interesting and informative JULY issue of LANDLINK click HERE, or access individual articles through the links below!
WIRES AND LANDCARE AUSTRALIA AWARD $1.185 MILLION TO 64 GROUPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN POST-BUSHFIRE WILDLIFE HABITAT REGENERATION
Launched in April 2020, the WIRES Landcare Australia Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants is a pioneering alliance between two not-for-profits that have been part of the fabric of local communities for over 30 years.
Made possible due to the unprecedented volume of donations to WIRES from within Australia and around the world following the Black Summer bushfires, this grants program will support wide-ranging regeneration projects focused on restoring habitat impacted by the bushfires.
LANDCARE AUSTRALIA CEO MESSAGE
The Landcare Australia CEO video messages talks about how the team at Landcare Australia is getting on with our job of supporting grassroots Landcare groups; and how the new partnership with WIRES is supporting the outstanding work being carried out by Landcare groups and other community groups who are making a solid contribution to the bushfire recovery process.
BOB HAWKE LANDCARE AWARD NOW OPEN
The Bob Hawke Landcare Award is a prestigious, national award that publicly recognises an individual involved in championing Landcare and inspires others to take action on their own property or through a Landcare group. The award acknowledges a person’s leadership and commitment to Landcare, natural resource management and sustainable agriculture.
LANDCARE WEEK AUGUST 3-9
Landcare Week is coming up and groups can access the branded campaign templates on the Landcare Australia website to promote their activities. Included in the campaign pack are graphics for social media. Some groups may not be hosting events this year due to COVID-19, but that should not stop you from promoting your projects and thanking volunteers for their support. Get ready to share your Landcare Week story on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn using this hashtag #LandcareWeek.
INCREASING EFFICIENCY AND RESILIENCE OF FEED AND LAMB PRODUCTION
Winona, Colin Seis’ 840-hectare property, just north of Gulgong in New South Wales is the location for a project aimed at increasing efficiency and resilience of feed and lamb production using drought tolerant native perennial pastures over sown with forage species. Colin runs 4,000 merino sheep for wool, merino lamb and mutton production.
CAPTURE YOUR CONNECTION THIS LANDCARE WEEK
Landcare Week kicks off on August 3rd, and to tie in with this year’s theme we’re running a competition which could see you winning $500 for your local group. We’re asking you to capture your connection by snapping a photo or taking a video that shows how you connect with the environment in your community.
BUSHFIRE RECOVERY WEBINAR
Do you live in an area that was recently affected by bushfires? Maybe your group is getting involved in recovery efforts, or you’ve received funding towards project.
In our upcoming webinar you can hear from a Landcare Facilitator heavily involved in the recovery efforts following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
EXTRA BUSHFIRE HELP FOR PRIMARY PRODUCERS
The Australian Government has announced three new bushfire recovery measures targeting the forestry sector, wine grape producers and apple growers. The latest measures will provide a much-needed boost for hard-hit primary producers in rural areas through an extra $86 million investment.