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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Marking the 30th Anniversary of Landcare

On July 20 1989, the late former Prime Minister Bob Hawke delivered his speech to launch the national formation of the Landcare movement.  Locally the Ginninderra Catchment Group and Landcare Australia marked the 30th anniversary at a property near Hall attended by Bob Hawke’s granddaughter, Sophie Taylor-Price, who is the newly appointed Landcare 30-year anniversary […]

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Do you have Box Gum Woodland on your property?

Do you have Box Gum Woodland on your property? Through the Commonwealth Government’s National Landcare Program, we have funding over the next 5 years to help the continued good management of Box Gum Woodland on rural properties in the ACT. Funding support includes revegetation (including fencelines and riparian), fencing, weed control, paddock tree management and […]

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Nominate a Landcare champion for the 2019 Landcare Awards

Nominations are open for the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards (closing date in ACT is 13th September 2019) Held since Landcare’s inception, the Landcare Awards acknowledge and celebrate local Landcare achievements at state and territory and national levels, all across Australia. The awards showcase the achievements and history of Landcare, and above all recognise […]

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National On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate

The ACT Government is administering the National On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme on behalf of the Australian Government. The scheme will run over 3 years from 1 July 2018 with the aim to improve farm resilience to drought by: addressing animal welfare needs during drought assisting primary producers to be more resilient for future […]

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2018

ACT Farmer Support Package

The ACT Government has announced an assistance package for the ACT’s rural landholders as a result of the current dry conditions. This follows on from work we’ve done with farmers in recent years to build their resilience for dealing with the increasing likelihood of dry conditions due to climate change. The package is designed to […]

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Volunteer to Help Understand Local Urban Microclimates

Participate in a national citizen science microclimate monitoring project in partnership with RMIT University over one weekend afternoon in summer 2018/19. Outputs from this research will help inform government policy on city cooling measures.

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