Our 2017 AGM is coming up shortly on Tuesday the 29th of August at 7pm at the Woodend Neighbourhood House. We are excited to have Greg Boldiston as our speaker for the evening. A local horticulturist, avid nature photographer and plant collector, Greg will share some of his discoveries of the hidden jewels found in the forests and woodlands around Woodend. Greg is a key contributor to the engaging Macedon Ranges Fungi, Flora and Fauna Facebook Page where you can get a sneak peak at some of his stunning images.
The AGM will commence at 7pm, with Greg’s talk at 7.30pm followed by supper. We do enjoy this annual opportunity to catch up with many of Woodend Landcare’s supporters and hope to see you there. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the AGM flyer. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to help with catering.
Woodend Landcare Memberships are due
A reminder that memberships are now due for renewal. Your valued support helps Woodend Landcare continue to undertake important nature conservation work and ensures you are covered by insurance at our events or working bees. Our annual membership fee remains at $20. Renew your membership by:
- paying in person on the night of our AGM;
- sending cash or cheque to Woodend Landcare, PO Box 297, Woodend 3442; or
- paying $20 electronically (be sure to include your name in the transaction).
Account details: Woodend Landcare, Westpac Bank, BSB 033-674, Account 982435.
If you would like to become a member of Woodend Landcare, click here to download a membership form.
Local environment events
Friday 18th August: Newham Landcare Annual General Meeting.
Guest speaker is Sophie Bickford, Executive Director of Central Victorian Biolinks Alliance. Her talk – “From Islands to Networks – linking landscapes for conservation at a time of climate change”, will show how Newham Landcare and Hanging Rock are part of a large-scale biolink project. Newham Mechanics Institute. 7pm for 7.30. Speaker at 7.45. Supper follows. Click here to view Newham Landcare’s 2017 AGM flyer. RSVP to Helen Scott by email or tel. 0412 582 526.
Friday 8 September: Create a Frog Pond or Turn your Dam into Habitat, Newham Landcare
Evening presentation and discussion with Damien Cook, Rakali ecological Consulting. Damien is a recognized expert in wetland, riparian and terrestrial ecology, particularly in the factors affecting the establishment and management of aquatic and wetland plants. A selection of water-loving plant species will be available to purchase on the night. Newham Mechanics Institute. 7pm for 7.30. Supper follows. Click here to view flier. RSVP to Penny Roberts by email or tel.5427 0795.
Upper Campaspe Landcare Network Events 17/18
For more information on any of these events, contact Sandy Schletma at email@example.com
- Rabbit Busters – 20th October 2017, 1-3 pm, Kyneton
Learn about how to successfully use the new RHDV1 K5 virus to eradicate rabbits with John Mathews from DEDJTR.
- UCLN AGM – Raptors Display, 31st October 2017, 12.30 pm, Metcalfe
The Leigh Valley Hawk and Owl Sanctuary will give a one hour presentation introducing appropriately 5 Birds of Prey and discussing the need for conservation, prevention of extinction and sustainable living.
- Landcare Display at the Kyneton Show – 18th November, Kyneton.
Come along and meet fellow Landcarers and speak to the public about how to get involved in Landcare in the district.
- Native Pastures for Grazing – 22nd November 2017, Newham Hall.
Learn from Greening Australia’s lead Scientist Dr Paul Gibson-Roy about native pastures for grazing.
- Soil Health – Tuesday 5th December 2017, 10.30-1 pm, Langley.
Join the experts on an olive plantation at Langley to learn how to gain a better understanding of soil on your property. Learn how to evaluate the condition of your soil and apply appropriate management practices to improve soil health. Presenters Martin Hamilton (EcoDev DEDJTR), Rebecca Mitchell (co author of Soil Health Guide), and Helen Haydon (Soil Microbiologist from Dep Ag Melbourne).
- River Restoration – March 18 2017, 10-2pm, Degraves Mill Carlsruhe.
Join wetland restoration experts Damien Cook, Elaine Bayes, Angela Gladman, and experienced Landcarers at the historic Degraves Mill to learn about successful river restoration and the concepts of biolinks.