A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
The Weeds and Rabbits Project aims to encourage more young people to connect with their local community and natural environment through invasive pest and weed management.
Young people are under-represented in invasive species management, yet they have much to offer by way of passion and interest in improving our landscapes.
Land management is an inter-generational issue, and managing pests and weeds is a crucial part of enhancing our agricultural and natural landscapes. It is important that diverse voices and interests are part of the conversation about how to address the challenge of invasive species.
This grant program has been established to support youth-friendly initiatives with a focus on invasive pest and weed issues in Victoria.
Applications close 5 pm (AEST), Monday 30 September 2019.
Funding available: grants between $5,000 and $15,000 (ex GST).
Who can apply: open to community groups, education providers and local councils, with a focus on projects that connect with young people and develop their skills, and deliver broader benefits for local communities.
For program guidelines and application details go to https://weedsandrabbits.com/youth-engagement-grant-program/
LVI 2020 AGM & Election Outcome
Over 65 delegates, members and guests joined the Landcare Victoria Inc.’s first virtual AGM on 29th May. The videoconferencing option proved popular with many new faces, over half attending an LVI Forum for the first time. Click into news item for a copy of LVI’s 2020 Annual Report and election outcome.
New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF) - Open until 18 June 2020
The New Energy Jobs Fund makes $1 million in grants available to fund projects that encourage more community-owned renewables and create more environmental, economic and employment opportunities. Click into news item for more details and/or to apply.
Have you used the Landcare Employment Referral Service? Is it helpful?
The Landcare Employment Referral Service has been operating for over a year now and we’d like to get your feedback – is it useful? Do you think it’s an important service even if your Landcare Group/Network hasn’t yet used it? Click into news item for survey link to have your say today.
Free Webinar - Soil Carbon - what is it all about? 11 June 2020
Hear from Dr Cassandra Schefe from AgriSci who will talk about the basics of soil carbon on your farm and what this may mean for your business followed by LaTrobe University’s Jim Radford and Jen Wood who will talk about a project they have been working on using compost to increase soil carbon in a dryland grazing system. Click into news item for further details and to register.
Weeds & Rabbits Landholder Survey - Open until 24 June 2020
Pests and weeds are a problem for all Victorian land managers and cost more than $1 billion a year. Agriculture Victoria is working together with land managers to improve their management of pests and weeds. Landholders are being invited to take part in a state-wide survey to better understand the social and behavioural factors that influence pest and weed management. The results will provide a better understanding of the barriers people face with implementing weed and rabbit control practices. Click into news item for link.