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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.

April 10, 2017

Gregory Landcare Saturday 29th April Sunday 30th April

Activity: Volunteer Check point monitor at The Gregory River Canoe Races
 
Canoe
When: Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April 2017
9.00am to 12.00pm

Where: Gregory River – North West Queensland
Induction on site.

Contact: Mark Van Ryt – 0419752568

Email: mark.vanryt@bigpond.com

March 21, 2017

Volunteers Needed for the Maleny Wood Expo 2017

Maleny Wood Expo is Barung’s major
educational and fundraising activity.

Volunteers Needed
for the
Maleny Wood Expo 2017

SATURDAY APRIL 29TH
SUNDAY 30TH APRIL
MONDAY 1ST MAY

We still need Volunteers to help out for the
Barung BBQ, Admission Gate, Registration Tent
and Thursday & Friday Set Up and Tuesday Take Down
Its a great family friendly event so why not get involved.

EACH DAY YOU VOLUNTEER AT THE EXPO YOU WILL RECEIVE
A FREE BURGER, A FREE COFFEE, and A FREE TREE VOUCHER.

If you would like to volunteer give us a call 5494 3151
or
email info@barunglandcare.org.au
or
register online and we will be in touch.

 

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.
NLCA

 

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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July 1, 2016

Bob Hawke Landcare Award

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bobhawkelandcareaward.com.au

The Bob Hawke Landcare Award acknowledges an individual who has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to caring for the land; champions better practices; and gives their time to share knowledge with others so that they too can prosper.

In 2014 the Bob Hawke Landcare Awards was presented to Colin Seis, who is known as the pioneer of ‘Pasture Cropping’. Colin has fine–tuned and improved the technique on Winona, his 2000 acre property in the central tablelands of NSW.

In 2012 the first Bob Hawke Landcare Award was presented to Lynne Strong of Jamberoo, New South Wales who was recognised for her commitment, passion and leadership in sustainable agriculture through her award-winning dairy enterprise, Clover Hill Dairies.

The Bob Hawke Landcare Award is an initiative of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Nominations are now open for the 2016 Bob Hawke Landcare Award and close on 10 July 2016.

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