This program offers flexibility to address issues that make a difference to the sustainability of rural, regional and remote communities.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia.
Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations with an ABN or incorporation certificate.
The program funds a wide range of projects such as:
This grants stream will be opening on August 22nd and close October 7th.
For more information see http://www.frrr.org.au/
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is back for its third year — with over 40,000 participants and over a million birds counted last year, this is becoming one of Australia's largest citizen science projects.
The results from 2015 saw the 10 most common bird species remain unchanged from the previous year, with the Rainbow Lorikeet once again taking out the number one spot. There were minor changes in the order of some of the top 10 birds – Common Myna, Galah and Silver Gull were bumped down a place or two, with House Sparrow, Red Wattlebird and the Welcome Swallow moving up the list.
Other notable changes occurred in some of the various states’ top 3 birds, with the Budgerigar failing to make the top 3 in the NT, being replaced by the Rainbow Lorikeet. The Australian White Ibis lost its place in QLD to the Plumed Whistling-Duck. In the ACT, the Galah and Crimson Rosella were replaced by the Magpie-lark and Pied Currawong. And in WA, the Silver Gull had its spot in the top 3 taken by the Galah. The top 3 bird species remained the same in VIC, TAS, NSW and SA.
BirdLife Australia would like to invite you to make every bird count this spring and to join thousands of Australians who will be taking part in this nationwide bird survey.
It’s easy to get involved.
The Border Ranges - Richmond Valley Landcare Network will be hosting several workshops in the coming months.
While the event details and information flyer are still being finalised, we thought we would give you a heads up so that you can reserve the dates in your calendar.
Workshops on offer will be:
Native Plant Identification using the digital identification key with Hugh and Nan Nicholson (Terania Rainforest Publishing) - November 12th
Dung Beetles and Cattle Health with Bernard Doube (Dung Beetle Solutions) and Phil Kemsley (Local Land Services) - Decmeber 9th and 10th (2 workshops / 2 locations)
Within this FREE course you will be provided with all materials, 12days of training, a learning manual, the Holistic Management text book, 15 set of CDs and the handbook, as well as teas during the training. This amazing offer will not survive government funding cuts, so this is a great time to do the course.
The training is structured around 8 two-day sessions, 4 to 6 weeks apart.
The course includes grazing and environmental management, goal setting, sustainable living, hollistic financial planning and decision making.
Follow this link for the course flier and for the session guide
The Big Scrub Rainforest Day is a must-do event for Landcarers in the Northern Rivers
The organising committee have just released the program
CLICK HERE to check out all the great talks and activities.
Landcare networks and many Landcare groups will be there on the day.
Great chance to make connections and be inspired!
Habitat rehabilitation projects which may be funded include:
To register, go to the conference web page at: http://nationallandcareconference.org.au/