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Landcare Australia's monthly e-newsletter
LANDLINK | APRIL 2016

What #Action4theLand will your local councillor take?

With over 5,300 registered Landcare groups across the nation, even the smallest of actions from a single Landcare group can add together – across the Landcare movement – to make a large difference.

As part of our World Environment Day 2016 activities, Landcare Australia will be running a fundraising and environmental awareness initiative, where we ask every individual, business, government agency, politician and media outlet we engage with across the nation “What positive #Action4theLand will you take?”

It is our hope that the #Action4theLand campaign can create a groundswell of awareness, and accompanying activity – where every dollar collected through our fundraising efforts will make a difference, by supporting Landcare groups and projects across Australia.

We’re reaching out across our network to encourage each and every one of you to start a positive #Action4theLand conversation. Over the next few months, get out there and ask your friends, family, colleagues, and local representatives, “What #Action4theLand will you take?”

In particular, we encourage you to reach out to your local councillors, and state and federal elected representatives to invite them to join your Landcare group for a day to see the positive #Action4theLand you have taken in your local community.

Don’t know who your local members are? Try these links:

AN AMBASSADOR FOR LANDCARE

We need your help?

Landcare Australia is looking to appoint a brand ambassador to represent and promote the amazing work done by Landcare community groups and volunteers.

An ambassador will provide visibility for the Landcare cause, boost brand awareness and ultimately foster engagement.

Do you know anyone who is up for the task? Submit your idea to our team now - for a later Landcare Community vote.

- email now -

DID YOU KNOW?

Yates® Nature’s Way® branded products carry the Landcare Australia logo?

That little logo is very important - A percentage from each Nature’s Way® product sale is donated to Landcare Australia to support important environmental projects, and to help us run the Junior Landcare initiative.

Yates Nature’s Way provides a range of certified organic products to control common garden pests, with either no or only one day withholding period before edible produce can be washed and eaten!

- learn more -

SUEZ COMMUNITY GRANTS

The SUEZ Community Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 each to community groups that encourage local participation in social and environmental projects which help create a more sustainable future.

SUEZ believes they can play an important role in shaping the communities of tomorrow. That’s why SUEZ is active and engaged in the communities in which we live, work and deliver our services.

Check the eligibility criteria and apply online:

- apply now -

GRANT OPPORTUNITY:
Landcare Australia Support Grants 2016

The Landcare Australia Support Grants 2016 are intended to help Landcare groups fund projects and activities which will improve the health of the environment in their local area.

All volunteer-based community groups that embrace the Landcare ethos are invited to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 (ex. GST) to support core activities or capacity building measures.

A total of $50,000 is available on a competitive basis. Applications are open now, and close on 28 April 2016 (5.00pm EST).

Landcare Australia Support Grants - learn more or apply now

National Landcare Conference and Awards

We recently sent out a Save the Date for 21-23 September, for the upcoming 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards.

The conference programme will be released in the coming weeks, focusing around the central theme of “Collaborative Communities – Landcare in Action”.

September will be upon us sooner than we expect, and soon announcements, the call for abstracts, updates, invites, and requests for participation will all begin being distributed.

If you'd like to be kept up to date, then we'd urge you to sign-up to recieve our National Landcare Conference and Awards updates.

Signup for National Landcare Conference & Awards updates

GRANT OPPORTUNITY:
Landcare Australia Special Projects Grants 2016

Landcare Australia is offering grants to Landcare and farming groups to undertake projects that protect environmental assets, address priority issues and improve the health of the environment.

Groups are invited to apply for a grant of up to $15,000 (ex. GST) to support projects that focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Biodiversity and threatened species; and
  • Sustainable Agriculture.

For more information, login (or sign up if you’re not already a member) to the Landcare Australia Communities Portal and click on the ‘Grants’ tab.

Applications open on Monday 18 April and close on Friday 20 May (5.00pm EST).

Login to the grants portal now

Calling all Powerful Owl Enthusiasts

Help protect us at Bundanon

 

With only 3,500 of these native beasts left in NSW, we need support from all bird enthusiasts to help us protect the Powerful Owl at Bundanon. We need the Powerful Owl at Bundanon.

Habitat loss from clearing for human development has been a major factor in the demise of the Powerful Owl.

Trees need to be hundreds of years old before they become ‘hollow bearing’ to provide nesting sites for these owls and the animals they feed on.

Competition for food has been another important factor affecting Powerful Owls – introduced foxes and cats share a similar appetite, thus reducing the availability of prey species for the owl to feed on.

As a carnivore and a higher order predator, the Powerful Owl is at the top of the food chain. Therefore minor changes to the environment, the owl’s habitat and the species it preys upon are felt much more acutely higher up the food chain.

Bundanon is an ideal location as we have a number of hollow bearing trees that provide essential habitat for the Powerful Owl.

We cannot do this without your help!

Make a donation to the Powerful Owl Enthusiasts campaign

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