Posts by Judy Watts

Target Kids Teaching Kids Forum

On Tuesday 10th September, eight schools from the Murrindindi Shire will be gathering at the Yea Wetlands to share their knowledge. Schools across the shire are currently incorporating environmental studies into their curriculum. It is these projects which the kids will present to each other at the forum.  Two schools who are leading the way…

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National Tree Day

National Tree Day 2013 click to open flier National Tree Day is on Sunday the 28th July. Join the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network and four local Landcare groups who will be planting adjacent to the Rail Trail. We will be starting the day concurrently at Merton and Cheviot Tunnel with morning tea provided at both…

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HEALTHY BILLABONGS ARE A PROPERTY ASSET by John Kennedy

The Goulburn River is an ancient landform. In consequence its path has changed many times creating an enormous collection of billabongs. You only have to look at a Google map of a typical section between say Molesworth and Alexandra to recognise the significant number of billabongs created as the river has changed its course over…

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Home Creek-Spring Creek Celebrate 21 years of Landcare.Approximately

Home Creek-Spring Creek Celebrate 21 years of Landcare. 40 past and present members and guests of Home Creek-Spring Creek Landcare Group met for lunch at the Yarck Community Hall on Sunday 5th May to celebrate 21 years as an active landcare group. Special guest speaker Horrie Pousard gave a fascintating talk about the establishment of…

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Another Chilly Day at Heathcote Junction with the ANZ

May 3rd 2011 18 ANZ volunteers at Tevor & Jane Youngs place in Heathcote Junction . Clearing regrowth from fencelines along the gully in preparation for the fencing crews. Very cold day with wet and muddy condition under foot , hard work cutting , painting and heaping blackwood wattle regrowth. Chris took volunteers to check…

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Familiar Faces Return . ANZ Risk Management Team

31st May 2011. John Tilley was surprised and delighted to host 15 tree planting volunteers from the ANZ Risk Management Department on his Strath Creek Property. Janet had told him a few people were coming around to plant some trees in his 2ha steep hillside revegetation project. Very casual , landcare was organising the BBQ…

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NAB volunteers at Narbethong

The first large group of NAB volunteers for 2011 arrived Narbethong on 10/3/2011. Forty volunteers from Head Office arrived at Saladin Lodge by coach & car . Originally a day of fencing was planned but heavy overnight rain made vehicle assess to the fencing site impossible . Kim had plenty of other jobs to be…

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Blackberry or Native Raspberry

The blackberry season is slowing coming to an end so this post is a little untimely! However, I think its still worth mentioning as the talk is still about how healthy Blackberry looks, or is it Native Raspberry?? Well hopefully this helps: – Native Raspberry has a different leaf structure to Blackberry. Blackberry has a single leaf…

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How to protect regenerating trees

Ever thought of how best to protect regenerating trees and shrubs from animals browsing? Ever thought of using a dead sheep or cow? Kevin Butler has. Read more below http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2011/03/07/303691_on-farm.html

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Jigsaw Farm

‘Jigsaw Farm’ out near Hamilton has been trialling revegetation and agro-farming techniques along side there sheep and cattle farm successfully for over 10 years. Click on the link  below to read a short case study. Jigsaw case study

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