Volunteers are back

ACT environmental volunteers and citizen scientists have been welcomed back into the field following a COVID-19 hiatus to continue their important conservation work. Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman said after a two-month hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, volunteers were excited to get back to helping the local environment. “It’s fantastic to welcome […]

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Funding available for local environment projects through boosted ACT Environment grants program

Local groups and individuals can apply for grants up to $35,000 as part of the 2020–2021 round of the ACT Environment Grants Program. ACT Environment Grants provide financial support to implement community-based projects that care for the environment and strengthen people’s connection to nature. This year’s program will incorporate an additional funding stream and increase […]

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2019

Launching the ACT Native Woodland Conservation Strategy

On Tuesday 12th November members of the ACT NRM team, Greening Australia, Molonglo Conservation Group and rural landholders joined Minister Gentleman to launch the ACT Native Woodland Conservation Strategy on Amberley Farm near Kambah Pool, Murrumbidgee Corridor. The Minister highlighted that the Strategy demonstrates the Government’s intentions to manage threats management, continue community partnerships, safeguard […]

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Winners of 2019 ACT Landcare awards announced

The 2019 ACT  Landcare Winnders projects were announced this month at the Landcare ACT Awards at the historic ‘Lambrigg’ property beside the Murrumbidgee River, where community Landcarers from across the Territory came together to celebrate their impressive achievements. The awards celebrate the incredible efforts of individuals and groups, young and old, to protect the ACT’s […]

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VACANCY- Chief Executive Officer (part time)

Landcare ACT (LACT) seeks applications for their Canberra based part-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO). LACT is a family friendly organisation, allowing flexibility in achieving the 20 hours per week. This position is a 2 year contract with opportunity for extension. The remuneration of $51,900 per annum (on monthly invoice, excluding GST) is to cover time […]

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More support for ACT farmers

The ACT Government has announced a second assistance package for the ACT’s rural landholders as a result of the current dry conditions. This follows on from the 2018/19 ACT Rural Resilience Grants and the 2018-9 Transport Subsidy and the work we’ve done with farmers in recent years to build their resilience for dealing with the […]

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Tidbinbilla Soil Moisture Probe webpage goes live!

The Tidbinbilla Soil Moisture Probe webpage has gone live! This means anyone  can check out daily records of rainfall, soil moisture and soil temperature at this site. The Tidbinbilla Soil Moisture probe is located on “Congwarra”, in the Paddys River area – on the opposite side of Paddys River Road to the Deep Space Tracking […]

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Holder Wetlands launched and new care group started

On Sunday 11 August more than 200 people came to the launch of the new Holder Wetlands, hosted by Southern ACT Catchment Group. There were tours, frog talks, water bug identification and a free sausage sizzle. There was also birthday cake, cut by Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Mick Gentleman, in celebration of 30 […]

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A Grazing Revolution: Farmers helping each other to graze better through grazing groups

Scott Hickman from Canowindra NSW is the  project officer and founder of  “Growing the grazing revolution”  a peer support program for farmers and graziers that are currently, or considering applying, regenerative and holistic grazing practises in their businesses and landscapes. Established in 2010 the project provides a peer learning environment through the formation of “Grazing […]

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Students lend hand to protect and connect endangered woodlands in ACT

Canberra Grammar School students have helped kick off a new ACT Natural Resource Management (NRM) project which is aimed at protecting and connecting endangered woodlands in the ACT. The students recently planted 800 trees and shrubs on a property along the Murrumbidgee with assistance from Greening Australia and the Green Team.  ACT NRM has secured […]

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