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January 16, 2019

Two Important activities coming up for February

QWaLC Membership and Insurance Survey.

Be on the lookout next week for the email that contains your link to this years QWaLC Membership and Insurance Survey. Your groups responses will need to be completed by the 28th February.

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And for an activity just as enjoyable as our survey don’t forget to

Go to the MRCCC website and get involved www.mrccc.org.au 

January 11, 2019

An opportunity to do some Citizen Science

Great Barrier Reef Foundation Grant opportunity

ACTIVATING CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECTS TO COLLECT AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION ON REEF HEALTH

https://www.barrierreef.org/science-with-impact/reef-partnership/community-grants-stage-1-reef-citizen-science-grant-program

January 3, 2019

Welcome to 2019

A warm welcome to 2019

There is still time to put in an application to the Smart Farms Small Grants round that closes 11th Jan 2019.

The program aims to protect, conserve and provide for the productive use of Australia’s water, soil, plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they live and interact, in partnership with industry, communities and other governments.

Applications close at 11:30 pm AEDT on 11 January 2019.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Grant Round Application page.
Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.

December 5, 2018

International Volunteer Day on the 5th December

Today is International Volunteer Day, the day dedicated to recognising over one billion volunteers globally (714,138 in Queensland including 30,000 QWaLC volunteers) This year’s theme is ‘Volunteers Build Resilient Communities’. An especially appropriate theme for this year in Qld.

QWaLC acknowledges and thanks all our member group volunteers who generously contribute their time and energy to making our environment healthier, our communities more resilient and Queensland a better place to live.

Read more about International Volunteer Day https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/2018/10/international-volunteer-day-2018/

Next year National Volunteer Week 2019 – “Making a world of difference”, will be held from 20-26 May

November 21, 2018

National Agriculture Day 21st November 2018

 Don’t forget to wear your green shirt.

Celebrating the good that our farmers do each year.

I like the #paws4climate https://www.farmersforclimateaction.org.au

November 14, 2018

Round 2 National Landcare Program Smart Farms Small Grants open for application

That time of the year has arrived again. An opportunity for you to apply for a small grant.

National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants – open for application

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open competitive process to apply for the National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants

The program aims to protect, conserve and provide for the productive use of Australia’s water, soil, plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they live and interact, in partnership with industry, communities and other governments.

Applications close at 11:30 pm AEDT on 11 January 2019.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Grant Round Application page.
Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.

October 18, 2018

Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group National Landcare Winners

National Landcare Award Winners – Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group

Congratulations to the Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group team – winners of the Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices award at last week’s National Landcare Awards held in Brisbane.
QWaLC member group Lake Baroon Catchment Care (LBCCG) www.lbccg.org.au has been working with farmers across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland region to identify and find solutions to agricultural run-off, which has been a growing issue for lakes and rivers. Thanks to SEQ Water and Sunshine Coast Council for their support of this long term program.

October 10, 2018

A unified voice for Landcare

Queensland Water and Land Carers are encouraged by the recent progress towards creating a single national organisation to support Australia’s Landcare community.
QWaLC and all 7 of the other State and Territory Landcare organisations have accepted the invitation to develop an MoU with Landcare Australia as the next step towards creating a unified Landcare organisation. We will be working on this important step forward over the next few weeks.

Media Release 08102018

September 26, 2018

QWALC Annual General Meeting 7th November 2018

Gather around and join us for our AGM

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7th November 2018
11am – 1pm AGM including a light lunch
Our guest speaker will be Michelle Lindley from Volunteering Queensland
A great opportunity as well to meet your Board members from around the state.

MAS Meeting Room
2nd Floor
Ibis Styles Brisbane
40 Elizabeth Street – Brisbane QLD 4000

September 25, 2018

National Landcare Conference and Awards

Special announcement for Landcarers in drought declared areas
Are you a Landcarer in a drought declared area?

In recognition of the harsh conditions being faced by many farmers and rural communities in drought declared areas, we would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in this invaluable knowledge sharing event with experts, your peers, and community members. If you’re a Landcarer in a drought declared area, and would like to attend this year’s National Landcare Conference, we’re offering you half price community registration. Choose from a one-day registration at $125 or full two-day registration at $225. To find out more about the diverse program and great line up of speakers, check out the Conference Program.

Whether you are attending the conference or not, why not come celebrate the achievements of your peers and purchase a half-price ticket to the Awards gala dinner to be held on 11 October. Tickets are only $42.50 and includes a three-course meal, beverages, and entertainment.

To take advantage of this special offer, please email awards@landcareaustralia.com.au providing your full name, address and contact phone number.

Already registered?

If you are a Landcarer from a drought declared area and you’ve already registered for the conference and purchased a ticket to the gala Awards dinner, we invite you to bring along a friend for free. To register your friend for free, please email awards@landcareaustralia.com.au providing your name, the name of your friend, their full address and contact number.

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