Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment Coordinating Committee

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Fact sheet


Groundwater fact sheet

Groundwater in the upper Murrumbidgee
Understanding your bore

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Fact sheet


Wetlands fact sheet

Unearthing wetlands of the upper Murrumbidgee

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Fact sheet


Drought fact sheet

Living with drought for small rural blocks in the upper Murrumbidgee

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Mission

Healthy landscapes and resilient communities in the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment through managing its natural resources on a sustainable basis.

Community Encouraged to Apply for Environment Grants

The 2014-15 ACT Environment Grants are open for application as announced by the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell in March 2014.

This year $180,000 of grants are allocated to community groups with projects that help protect the ACT Environment. Each project has an upper limit of funding of $50,000.

Aboriginal Heritage in Ginninderra - Series of walks 13th April - 15th June 2014

Date: 
13 Apr 2014 - 9:00am

Aboriginal Heritage in Ginninderra



Ginninderra is a Ngunawal word for “sparkling water”


The Ginninderra Creek, which flows from Mulligan’s Flat to the Murrumbidgee, was an
ancient pathway for Ngunawal people. Join Ngunawal custodians on a series of walks to
learn more about Aboriginal Heritage in the Ginninderra area.

Contact Karissa Preuss for more information
landcare@ginninderralandcare.org.au (02) 6278330

See below for upcoming events.

GER Landcare Grants - $5,000 - $10,000 - Opens 1 May 2014

Landcare Grants Program

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About the program

The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER), the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and Landcare NSW established the GER Landcare Grants Program with $100,000 funding from the NSW Government through the Environmental Trust to celebrate the 25th. anniversary of the Landcare movement. The program was launched by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Robyn Parker MP, on 21 March 2014 in the Hunter Valley, NSW.  About the program

The GER Landcare Program will only fund connectivity conservation projects in the NSW section of the GER corridor which contribute to the key GER objective:

Connect Landscapes and ecosystems - Improve the connectivity, condition and resilience of landscapes and ecosystems and halt further decline and loss of species

FARM DAM BLITZ

 
Farm Dam Blitz is a short film for landholders interested in enhancing wildlife habitat in their farm dams. Farmers from New South Wales and Victoria talk about what they've done to make wildlife more welcome on their properties. Follow presenter and wildlife ecologist Matt Herring as he himself transforms alongside the farm dams. The film highlights the enormous potential of the hundreds of thousands of farm dams across Australia to support more wildlife. It shows how simple changes can make a big difference and that it's easy to have multi-functional farm dams. The typically barren farm dam can be transformed into an oasis for wildlife where one can marvel at the wonders of nature. Farm Dam Blitz is brought to you by Murrumbidgee Landcare through funding from the Australian Government's Caring For Our Country program.
 
 
This film was produced as part of the Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc Wah Wah Water for Wildlife project.

Farm Dam Blitz

Landcare for Singles - Treeplanting Day - 4 May 2014

Date: 
4 May 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Firetails
Red-browed Finches
Photo Michael Maconachie.

Guys - Don't let the ladies do the hard yakka
You’ve heard of speed dating, well this is speed planting.  If you want to try something new, fun and environmental register soon.  Plant a new tree with a new person every eight minutes then join everyone over a free tasty bbq lunch.  Even if you don’t meet your match, at least you will feel fantastic having done something for the environment.

Where: Wetlands Centre, Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, Dairy Road, Fyshwick - an extension of Newcastle Street. Look for the Greening Australia signs.

Bushcare's Major Day Out - 6 & 7 September 2014

Date: 
6 Sep 2014 - 8:00am - 7 Sep 2014 - 6:00pm


Join your local community in this year's Bushcare's Major Day Out!  The earlier you register your event the more time volunteers will have to get involved.

ACT Landcare winners 2013

Date: 
5 Sep 2013 - 9:30am

The 2013 ACT Landcare Award Recipients announced Thursday 5 September

Junior Landcare Team Award

Indigenous Land Management Award

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