Posts by Judy Watts

Kids Teaching Kids

On Tuesday the 10th September, 80 primary school students from eight schools within the Murrindindi Shire came together to share their environmental stories, to teach, to learn, to grow. Each school had worked for several months planning and preparing presentations which represented the environmental progams running at their schools. A coordinated effort from ‘Landcare in…

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Paddock Trees Project

Upper Goulburn Landcare Network has recently secured funding from the previous Federal Government’s Community Environment Grants to protect paddock trees. Funding is being offered to landholders in the Murrindindi Shire region for fencing and planting of understorey under individual paddock trees. Funding is being provided at $5/m for fencing. Revegetation of local native shrubs funded…

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Paddock Trees Project

  Upper Goulburn Landcare Network has recently secured funding from the previous Federal Government’s Community Environment Grants to protect paddock trees. Funding is being offered to landholders in the Murrindindi Shire region for fencing and planting of understorey under individual paddock trees. Funding is being provided at $5/m for fencing. Revegetation of local native shrubs…

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Kids Teaching Kids Forum

On Tuesday the 10th September, 80 primary school students from eight schools within the Murrindindi Shire came together to share their environmental stories, to teach, to learn, to grow. Each school had worked for several months planning and preparing presentations which represented the environmental progams running at their schools. A coordinated effort from ‘Landcare in…

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Visitors from Japan

The UGLN recently hosted seven Japanese Environmental Policy students who were spending ten days visiting Victoria. Accompanied by Prof. Toshio Kuwako from Tokyo Technological University, Prof. Mick Seigal and Dr Kazuki Kagohashi, the students enjoyed visiting several different environmental sites. One of those sites was the Yea Wetlands. Given a tour of the Wetlands by Facilitators Judy Watts and Chris…

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State Landcare Awards

  Facilitators and Landholders from across the state travelled into the city to Government House to celebrate the State Landcare Awards. What a beautiful setting to celebrate in! The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network were represented on the day by two nominees, Tom and Olivia Lawson from Patringa Livestock and The Merton Landcare Group. Paringa won…

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Landcare Is..? Photography Competition

An afternoon of celebration at Mannafest Cafe, High St Yea was a lovely way to end the phography competition. Over 20 entries were received throughout the previous week from locals and from further afield. It was quite obvious that Landcare means many different things to different people. A strong focus was on local fauna with…

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Celebrating Landcare Week

Landcare Week Photo Competition To celebrate Landcare Week from 2nd – 8th of September, The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network will be holding a photo competition. The theme of the competition is “Landcare Is….?” What does landcare mean to you? Landcare is many things, it is people, places, farming, flora, fauna, social connections. There are two…

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National Tree Day – A Great Success!!!

Sunday the 28th July was National Tree Day. The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network Groups held three separate events on the day, all with great success! Kinglake Landcare Group held a planting day at Koala Browse Project. Strath Creek Landcare Group held a planting day at a property on King Parrot Creek Rd, Strath Creek as…

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Strath Creek Biodiversity Project

The Strath Creek Biodiversity Project is a two-year initiative, funded by the Australian Government’s Biodiversity Fund. This project will build links of native vegetation across private land in the fragmented landscape of the King Parrot Creek,  NE of Melbourne, Victoria. Marginal agricultural land (primarily steep hills), as well as riparian habitat, will be transformed into…

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