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September 18, 2017

Mount Isa Landcare Forum Saturday 23rd September

Mt Isa Forum

September 1, 2017

Queensland Landcare Awards Nominations Closing Date Extended

Dont panic.
We know you are all working on your nominations for this years Landcare Awards.
The due date has been extended until the 18th September.
Thanks to all of you that have completed your nominations. Excellent work.
For those of you in the middle of completing your nomination keep going, don’t stop.
If you needed more time and haven’t started. Off you go, plenty of time to put in your nomination now.

Landcare E Awards (nominate here)

Here is a reminder of the award categories

Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award
Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award
Sure Gro Coastcare Award
Fairfax Landcare Community Group Award
Junior Landcare Team Award
Rio Tinto Indigenous Land Management Award
Austcover Young Landcare Leader Award

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August 1, 2017

Landcare Week 4th to 10th September 2017

32eb630d-d517-4f03-9eb2-59c48e9fddd5Landcare Week is the one week every year when we celebrate Landcare and all the great work tens of thousands of Land and Water carers do to make a practical difference in our local communities around .
It’s the perfect time to get involved in whatever way you can.
Let us know what you are doing for Landcare week.

July 21, 2017

Deadline Extended Environmental conservation grants up to $50,000 on offer

For more information, or to apply, visit www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/funding/community-sustainability.
Grants Deadline Extended until 4pm 21st August 2017
Media Release
The Palaszczuk Government has opened the second round of its $12 million Community Sustainability Action Grants to projects that address conservation and climate change impacts or improve eco-efficiency of buildings.
Environment Minister Steven Miles said eligible community groups and individuals can apply for up to $50,000 for environmental conservation projects. A total of $2 million in grant funding will be made available.
“The second round of conservation grants is now open for applications until 15 August,” Mr Miles said.
“We received a tremendous response to the first round of these grants last year.
“102 recipients shared in more than $1.76 million in grant funding for projects across Queensland.
“$50,000 can go a long way for local projects to improve habitat and biodiversity and boost the climate resilience of Queensland’s natural landscapes.
“Innovation often requires up-front investment, so we are looking to support the development of new ideas – or grow existing programs – at the grassroots level.
“I encourage all organisations that want to reduce the impacts of climate change or protect and conserve the environment, to lodge an application for funding now.”

June 19, 2017

Plant a tree 20 million of them

20 Million Trees Round Three now open.
The Australian Government is seeking applications from eligible groups or individuals interested in undertaking a tree planting project as part of the 20 Million Trees Program. Applications are invited for projects seeking funding between $20,000 and $100,000 (GST exclusive).
This is the third, and final, 20 Million Trees Competitive Grants Round.
Community groups, organisations or individuals can now apply for grants between $20,000 and $100,000 (GST exclusive) for tree planting projects.
$6 million is available for community tree planting projects.
In this grant round, projects must support a threatened ecological community and/or threatened species.
The Grant Round Three Guidelines and the Application Form are available at:
http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/20-million-trees/competitive-grants-round-three

Applications must be submitted by the closing time of 2.00 pm AEST (Canberra time) 15 August 2017.

December 19, 2016

Green Army gone

Well the Green Army is no more.
On the 19th December the Commonwealth Government decided to achieve savings of $224.7 million over four years from 2016‑17 by terminating the Green Army program.
Existing contracts under the program will continue to be funded and $21.4 million will be provided over two years from 2016‑17 for 119 Green Army projects to deliver on the Government’s election commitments.
The Government will redirect funding from this measure to repair the Budget and fund policy priorities, including:

  • $100.0 million over four years from 2016‑17 (including $5.0 million in 2016‑17, $35.0 million in 2017‑18 and 2018‑19 and $25.0 million in 2019‑20) to the National Landcare Programme;

The Green Army was a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supported local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

November 10, 2016

Qld Govt Community Sustainability Action grants now open

Round 1 – Conservation of the Community Sustainability Action grants is now open for applications.
This round of funding will provide grants of up to $25,000 (excluding GST) to eligible community-based groups with a focus on enabling ‘sustainable communities’.

Opportunities for projects in areas such as

  • measures to improve the energy and water efficiency of community facilities
  • installation of community gardens and community compost systems
  • greening of Queensland’s urban spaces through revegetation activities and installation of green shading infrastructure on community facilities
  • conservation of Queensland’s natural resources through weeding and revegetation activities, pest control and litter and marine debris collection.

Deadline to apply for funding is 13 December 2016.

https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/funding/community-sustainability/

October 20, 2016

QWaLC Annual General Meeting 2nd December 2016

The Queensland Water and Land Carers Inc. Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 2nd December in Brisbane at 11am.

Mantra on Queen
570 Queen Street,
Brisbane City Qld 4000

Please respond to info@qwalc.org.au if you will be attending. This will assist us with catering and organising.

QWaLC AGM 2016 Agenda

September 14, 2016

Make sure you vote in the Peoples Choice

The People’s Choice Award nominations are live.
The 2016 National Landcare People’s Choice Award will be presented to the finalist who receives the most votes from the general public in the run-up to the 2016 National Landcare Awards, which take place in Melbourne on Thursday, 22 September. You can vote right up to 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, 21 September.
If you have more than one favourite environmental hero from the great state of Qld, don’t worry, because you can vote once in each of the nine categories.
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Have a look at all the finalists and enjoy reading about the great work they do.

To view all the finalists details please visit nationallandcareconference.org.au/awards/

There is a VOTE NOW button on each of the profiles which will take you to the survey portal.

August 9, 2016

National Landcare Conference Register Today

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