ParkCare and Landcare forum – 17-18 October
17 Oct 2014 - 9:00am
Reflect, Explore and Inspire: Celebrating 25 years of ParkCare and Landcare in the ACT
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Compost, Compost Tea and Worm farming Workshop - 11 October 2014
11 Oct 2014 (All day)
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FW: Aboriginal Heritage in Ginninderra - Riverview - 28th September 2014
28 Sep 2014 - 1:00pm
Walk #3 in this series:
Local Aboriginal custodians, Wally and Tyronne Bell take participants on an interpretive walk through the Murrumbidgee landscape. Participants will learn about the ancient pathways of the Ngunawal people, as well as scar and hatchet trees present in the area, significant artefacts and a rock shelter.
Date: Sunday 28th September 2014
Location: Meet at Shepherds Lookout - Stockdill Drive, Holt
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Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc
Registrations for the 2014/2015 Steps Professional Development Event Series are now open.
The Steps Program is the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand’s (EIANZ) professional development program for early career environmental practitioners. Aligned with the Institute’s mission to lead excellence in environmental practice, the Steps Program plays an integral role in building the knowledge and skills of environmental professionals, providing a pathway to skilled and ethical practice and potential certification.
The four initial Steps Program modules are:
Eight face-to-face events have been scheduled across Australia and New Zealand for 2014-15. Click here to view the brochure and calendar of events. Each event consists of a full day interactive workshop. Participants will receive practical take home toolkits to support the application of learning outcomes beyond the workshop. Events have been designed to meet competencies described in the EIANZ Proficiencies Map for Environmental Practitioners.
Registrations for the first three events in the series are now open:
More information about the Steps Program can be found on the EIANZ Website. Event registrations are limited and expected to book out quickly.
This is a very exciting time for the Institute and we sincerely thank the efforts and contributions of many EIANZ members over the last nine years who have helped make this program a reality.
Field days at native pasture trial sites
22 Sep 2014 - 2:30pm
Binalong Landcare invites you to visit its trial sites to see the spring growth response to the different fertilizer treatments.
This trial investigates the effect of alternative and commonly used fertilizers on increasing soil fertility and pasture growth in native pastures.
For directions see below and follow the red field day signs on the day.
Monday 22 September, 2.30 pm to 5 pm: meet at “Glenroy” shearing shed.From Binalong, take the Hughstonia Road (towards Boorowa) for 11 km. Turn left into“Glenroy” entrance.
Tuesday 23 September, 10 am to noon: meet at “Kia Ora” trial site.Travel approximately 6 km west from Bookham on Hume Highway and turn onto Whitefields Road.Field site is approximately 300 m along on the right.
For further information, contact Fiona Leech South East Local Land Services on 0427 201 805 or email Donna Reid Binalong Landcare, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Supported by South East and Riverina Local Land Services and Community Landcare Grants (Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative)
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K2C Perspective - K2C and CIT Field Trip to Esdale (Jeir, NSW)
On September 4th Fiona Hamer, landholder and K2C member, warmly welcomed K2C and CIT to her beautiful property ‘Esdale’.
On the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, in Jeir NSW, Esdale is a gorgeous property with a long history of sheep farming. The property still retains remnant Box Gum Woodland and has many areas of high conservation value.
Passionate about conservation management and improving biodiversity on her property, Fiona is focussed on finding the balance between restoration and rehabilitation, and productive sheep grazing.
Using the most current scientific research methods, Fiona has discovered the planting style that works for her on Esdale. Known as the ‘Kilby Method’, the planting of trees and shrubs involves the use of sisal matts, mycorrhizal powder, fertiliser, mulch and special corrugate plastic plant guards. The plants are then watered in and protected from stock by fencing. Fiona finds this method has resulted in over 96% success rate.