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Raffle to raise funds for Landcare projectsLA Raffle

Take part in Landcare Australia’s 2017 Summer Raffle, and you’ll help support our Aussie environment, ensuring others will be able to enjoy our tropical north for generations to come.

Proceeds from ticket sales will support community projects funded through Landcare Australia.

Read more: Landcare Australia Raffle

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal grants closing soonfrrr logo

Small Grants for Rural Communities is the longest running and broadest program offered by the FRRR. 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.

Applications close March 31st 2017 

For more information CLICK HERE

Roseberry Creek Landcare successful in Habitat Action Grant happy fish

Northern Landcare Support Services and the Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network would like to CONGRATULATE Roseberry Creek Landcare with their success in achieving a Habitat Action Grant from the NSW Department of Primary Industries to restore native vegeation to the riparian areas of Roseberry Creek and improve habitat for native fish within the creek. This project will be rolled out in partnership with the Rukenvale Primary School over the next 12 months. 

Infrastructure and Community Investment Stream Grants Closing SoonAus gov bus

The Building Better Regions program provides funding for infrastructure projects and community investment that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

Both streams opened on 18 January 2017. The Infrastructure Projects Stream will close at 5pm local time on 28 February 2017 and the Community Investments Stream will close at 5pm local time on 31 March 2017.

For more information click on this link. 

Can ClubsNSW grants support your project interest? clubsNSW

ClubsNSW offer a competitive grants funding stream.

Funding categories and application times vary according to local government areas. 

Read more: ClubsNSW Grants 

A piece of Kyogles history is coming to life quarry workday compressed

 

Earlier this year Kyogle Landcare received a small grant from Landcare Australia to support some much needed weed control in the Old Kyogle Quarry. The site has been out of action as a quarry for many decades now and native vegetation is gradually reclaiming the space. However Privet, Lantana and Ochna along with a range of other invasive exotics were getting ahead in the race and many of the native trees were covered in a heavy blanket of Syngonium. After a few Landcare working bees and a bit of extra help from a contractor the site is transforming into a fledgling native aboretum within the surrounds of the old quarry walls. In late November Kyogle Landcare in partnership with bush regenerator Jesse Vandenbosch hosted a training session on plant identification to assist volunteers with sorting the exotics from the suite of natives common throughout the Kyogle area. A big thanks to Angie Brace for her efforts in coordinating this event and for her leadership with getting this project underway. 

 

 

Can you join in the efforts to control the spread of Indian Myna's? Indian Myna cage

 

Indian mynaIndian Myna's have been around for many years now but at this time of year their gradual and persistent invasion catches attention as new pairs split off to claim new ground and spread to new areas. These birds are opportunistic, aggressive and native to to Asia. These birds have a significant impact on our native hollow dependent species (both birds and mammals) evicting other inhabitants from the sparse hollows that remain in our landscape. They can gather in communal roosts numbering in the thousands but nest in pairs.

 

The Kyogle Landcare office has Indian Myna traps available for either loan (with a $20 refundable deposit) or for purchase for the same amount. These traps have been proven to work locally although catching the first bird often takes patience. One Kyogle resident shared that it took 3 weeks to coax the first bird into the trap but once it was in there and acting as a caller bird they managed to catch 55 birds in 3 days. 

 

The Kyogle Landcare office will be looking to establish an aviary to be able to loan out caller birds early in 2017 to make the first bird process a bit easier. In February, Laura Noble from the Clarence Valley Conservation in Action - Indian Myna project will be up in the Kyogle area to share her experience of Indian Myna control. She will be a co-presenter at the Enhancing habitat workshop at Roseberry Creek on the 20th of February.

Local Land Services - North Coast

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