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Healthy Hectares

Prior to the fourth Healthy Hectares workshop, the UGLN in partnership with the Euroa Arboretum and supported with funding from the Beyond Soilcare program at the GBCMA, have successfully run three workshops on topics such as; Planning your property Getting to know your dirt and pasture Water on your Farm. In the first workshop, Kate Stothers…

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Healthy Hectares

The fourth in the series of Healthy Hectares workshops was held last Friday in Yea. The topic for this workshop was Encouraging Wildlife on your Farm. Guest speakers Cath Olive, Landcare Facilitator with the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network and Project Coordinator at the Euroa Arboretum and Janet Hagen Landcare Facilitator for the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management…

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Photography Competition

Our annual photography competition was held recently with 37 entries in three categories – Native Flora and Fauna, senior and junior and Yea Wetlands, senior. There were no entries in the Yea Wetlands junior section. The standard of the entries as usual was very high, with photographs taken in various locations around Australia. This year we have…

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Landcare Forum

The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network, supported by the GBCMA’s Beyond Soilcare Program and the National Landcare Program, will be holding it’s second Landcare Forum for new landholders. The number of people choosing to purchase land in a rural area -to have a ‘Tree Change’ – is growing. To get away from the hustle and bustle of the city,…

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Kids Teaching Kids

Another inspiring, fun filled day was had by ten schools and staff at the Yea Wetlands on Monday 5th September for the 2016 Kits Teaching Kids Forum. With thanks to Kids Teaching Kids and the Yea and District Community Bendigo Bank, children from Alexandra, Yea, Highlands, Buxton, Avenal, Eildon, Sacred Heart, St Mary’s, Flowerdale and Middle…

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National Tree Day

National Tree Day On Sunday the 31st July – National Tree Day, 80 community members representing 8 landcare groups and the Yea Wetlands CoM spent a lovely morning planting at 8 different locations across the network, including Merton, Terip Terip, Cheviot Tunnel, Taggerty, Kinglake, Strath Creek, Flowerdale and Homewood. We were very grateful the rain…

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Property Assessment Field Day

On Saturday the 13th August, 25 people attended a field day co-ordinated by the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network. The day was designed to provide information to new and established landowners regarding what needs to be taken into consideration when planning activities for your property and demonstrate how to assess land capability. The day was hosted…

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Sustainable Farm Forum

On Friday evening of September 9th, community members from across the shire attended the Sustainable Farm Forum coordinated by Yea Community Health and the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network. Speakers included Richard Weston from Centrelink discussing the importance of succession planning, Maria Thompson discussing the effects of stress on your body, Ben Thomas from Meat and Livestock…

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Soil workshop

  On Saturday the 10th September the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network (UGLN) and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA) held a soil sampling workshop, to assist landholders to understand the correct method to taking soil samples on their property. Twelve people were in attendance at a property in the Highlands, coming from as far as…

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