Interested in how to tackle fruit fly? Come along to the Gecko CLaN AGM and hear from Ross Abberfield – Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Action Group
The Gecko CLaN Landcare Network meeting will be held next Wednesday evening in Violet Town. Details for the event can be found here
Guest Speaker for the night is Ross Abberfield – Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Action Group. Come along to hear about the work happening in the region to reduce fruit fly and what you can do at home.
Please RSVP for catering by 13th November to Kerri Robson on Mobile: 0418 140 710
Soil Moisture Probe and Weather Station data now publicly available in Lima East area
Login to see local weather and soil probe (moisture and temperature) data.
The Gecko CLaN project titled: Strategic farming practices for soil, catchments, water and climate resilience has installed a weather station and soil moisture probes on the trial site at Lima East (just out of Swanpool).
A public login has been created. To view the weather station and soil moisture probe data online use the following instructions.
Go to: https://www.obsrv.it/
Enter the following user name: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter the following password: password
You should now see the following page:
Field days will be held soon on how to best use this data to benefit your grazing enterprise. Keep and eye on the Gecko CLaN website for upcoming events.
For further information about this project and access to soil probe and weather station data, please contact Kerri Robson at: email@example.com
Swanpool Environmental Film Festival a success in 2017
The Swanpool Environmental Film Festival is over for another year. We had 174 attendees which is excellent and it all flowed very well with impressive speakers and great films to match. Much of the information was quite confronting but environmental issues do need to be addressed and urgently – we make no apologies. A report on the event is attached.
We’d like to once again acknowledge the support of our sponsors: Gecko CLaN, Granite Creeks Landcare Network, GBCMA and Benalla Rural City (via a community grant to BSFG).
SEFF 2017 Report
Balmattum Sheans Creek Patersons Curse Control Field Day
Dear Landcare Members,
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to join us at one of our major Field Days of the year on Saturday June 17 in Sheans Creek.
The event will feature Simon Feillafe, Project Officer with the North-East Catchment Management Authority, who is a Specialist in the Biological Control of Paterson’s Curse – Simon will discuss Stage 2 of the Biological Control Release Program initiated locally by our group, and will have the Flea Beetle on hand to explain how they work and the impact these amazing creatures can have on our local environment.
I am excited to announce that our local Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals, Steph Ryan has accepted an offer to become an honoree member of the Balmattum/Sheans Creek Landcare Group. Steph will be joining us at the Field Day also and will be reinforcing her commitment to the local environment and Landcare.
A big thank you to Dr Janis Baker for allowing us to use her property for this event. Janis is new to our group and the district. Her property is located on the corner of Sheans Creek and Fernhills Road in Sheans Creek.
See attached your invitation and further details on the event.
Patersons Curse Field Day Flyer
Could you please RSVP to me at this address asap if you can, or cannot make it.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Landcare.
Balmattum/Sheans Creek Landcare President
0499 015 240
Nominate a Landcare Champion
Do you know a deserving Landcare community leader who should be recognised?
The 2017 State & Territory Landcare Awards have opened up nominations in each state, but deadlines are fast approaching!
Victorian nominations close 23 June 2017
The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of local Landcare groups all across the country. We often hear and read about outstanding community initiatives to protect our natural resources, but we need you to nominate your projects, teams and enterprises so that we can give them the wide recognition they deserve.
Landcare Annual Farm Forum 2017
Landcare Annual Farm Forum 2017
Save the first three Wednesday evenings this June to attend one or more informative sessions on farm budgeting; data & decisions on-farm; and pasture cropping. Hosted by Goulburn Murray Landcare at Kids Town, on the causeway between Shepp & Mooroopna these free events include a warm meal and inspiring conversations.
See events for further information
Landcare farm forum flyer 2017
Riparian Landcare Incentive Program Grants
The Regional Riparian Action Plan Riparian Landcare Incentive Program Grants are currently open to non-profit community groups in the Goulburn Broken Catchment. A total pool of $45,000 is available and we’re looking to fund 2-3 projects. Guidelines attached, applications close Friday 16 June.