Looking At Landcare – 31/3/2017

Hi Landcarers

This week I have a focus on funding, walks, insurance and bus tripping. 

Landcare Australia’s Habitat Restoration Grants 2017 are proudly funded by Landcare Australia’s Workplace Giving Program. These grants will support the Landcare community’s involvement in protecting and enhancing Australia’s biodiversity assets.

Landcare and volunteer based community groups are invited to apply for a grant of up to $10,000.00 (ex GST) to fund projects that focus on improving biodiversity through the restoration of habitat for Australia’s native flora and fauna.

Please carefully read the Grant Guidelines & Criteria before submitting an application.

Groups can apply for the 2017 Habitat Restoration Grants on the Landcare Australia Communities Portal. To submit an application you will need to register as a user on the Landcare Australia Communities Portal and the create your application

For questions about online submissions, please refer to the FAQs tab on the Landcare Australia Communities Portal or email grants@landcareaustralia.com.au.

Did you ever wonder what happened with a local Landcare group project that you heard about 15 – 20 years ago, but were afraid to ask?

We are planning to hold a bus trip in September to have a look at past projects in our area and plan for some new projects. The Back Yamma Landcare Group are keen to be involved and showcase some of their Landcare projects.

We would like to hear from you if you have a project in your area that is worth sharing. If we can’t get to them on the day, we would still love to hear about them….even if they didn’t turn out as planned!

If you have a project that has been completed in the past, but don’t wish it to be part of the trip, I would still love to hear about it.

Usually an important part of project reporting is taking photos. It is helpful to have set photo points for any project so that you can show the change that has occurred as a result of the project. This helps funding bodies who may never have the opportunity to view your project, the chance to obtain a better understanding of what you have achieved with your project.

The next National Parks Association (NPA) walk will be held on Wednesday, 12 April and the group are heading to Back Yamma State Forest. If you are interested in attending, please contact walk leader, Bob Bokeyar on 0419 625 031.

The NPA walks are run by a willing and enthusiastic group of volunteers who have a wealth of knowledge of our local wildlife.

Central West Lachlan Landcare have changed their insurance cover and have chosen to utilise the Membership and Insurance program that Landcare NSW has negotiated and brought together.

CWLL felt that the membership and insurance program is good value for money and also strengthens Landcare NSW in their representations to government on behalf of members.

For a number of years one of the key things Landcare groups have asked for is cost effective insurance that provides adequate protection for group members. Landcare NSW are now able to deliver on that need with the new Membership & Insurance Program.

It is important that you as a Landcarer have coverage for any activities that you or your Landcare Group are undertaking. It is worth checking into this before any activities are undertaken under the ‘Landcare’ title.

For further information, follow the links on our website or on facebook or ring 02 6862 4914.

Until next week, happy Landcaring!