All the latest Landcare news, activities and coming events from around the Byron shire, including details of funding opportunities available to Landcare groups and individual landholders. Read Newsletter.
Caring for our Country
The Australian Government's natural resource management web site gives easy access to information about funding opportunities and program outcomes. Visit web site
Online bookshop and library
BVL's online bookshop and library can be accessed at http://bvlbookshop.blogspot.com
The library is available at BVL functions, usually along with the bookshop. Library books can be returned at functions, meetings, or dropped off at librarian Rita de Heer's home.
Click on the image to see an enlarged map of the Brunswick River Catchment.
Bush tucker species
Yalakool locality group has created and maintains a bush tucker garden in the Yalakool Reserve at Ocean Shores. More information
The NRM Community Support Officer for the Byron Region is Wendy Gibney. Phone 6626 7028 (Wednesday and Thursday) or email:
Grow a native garden
A free 40-page booklet
published by BVL packed with information to help you design, plant and maintain your own native garden. Available from Charlotte's Market Bangalow; Brunswick Heads Post Office; Burringbarr Rainforest Nursery; Byron Bay - Leisurescapes (Industrial Estate), Byron Community Centre, Green Garage; Clunes General Store; Dunoon - Firewheel Rainforest Nursery; Federal General Store; Mullumbimby - Byron Shire Council, Mullumbimby Creek Native Nursery, Mullumbimby Community Gardens; New Brighton Shop; Ocean Shores Country club; Suffolk Park - SPAR supermarket.
Or download a copy by clicking on the cover photo (above).
Landcare is for everyone...
The Earth is struggling to maintain the balance of LIFE for all of the species that call it home. In Australia our fragile landscape is under constant pressure from an ever-growing and consuming, modern way of life. Landcarers everywhere are working together to maintain the health of their local environments, but the time has come for everyone to help maintain the balance of LIFE by becoming involved and thinking about their actions each and every day and what impact they have.
Visit www.landcarelife.com.au for more information.
Community grants close on Wednesday
Online applications for the latest round of Caring for our Country Community Environment Grants close at midnight on Wednesday. Previously known as Community Action Grants the funding will help established and emerging community groups and organisations contribute to the sustainable management of Australia’s environment. They are not available to individuals.
The grants range from $5000 to $50,000 and are available to Landcare groups.
More details at http://www.nrm.gov.au/funding/environment/ceg/
or contact Wendy Gibney 6626 7028.
Funding for native
Brunswick Valley Landcare is keen to hear from people who would like to plant native trees and regenerate the natural areas on their properties, who are looking for additional support to achieve these goals.
It is likely that funding opportunities will open over the next few months so BVL would like to be prepared with well planned projects.
BVL's Peter Ryan says
project funding applications that involve communities working together to create corridors are often more successful than individual funding applications, and Brunswick Valley Landcare would like to help connect people and places in the community.
To register your interest in funding projects please email firstname.lastname@example.org Let us know your name, contact details, address of the property and any special features on your property. For example, is it next to a creek, on top of a ridge or are there threatened species at your place?
For more information or for other issues relating to natural resource management in the Byron Shire area, please contact: Wendy Gibney Community Support Officer (Byron) 6626 7028 (Wednesdays and Thursdays) Email: email@example.com
This community support project is funded by the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (NRCMA) and supported by Byron Shire Council.
Resource kit explains health and safety laws
The Australian Government has launched a new work health and safety resource kit for volunteers. The kit will assist volunteers and organisations who engage them to understand the new work health and safety (WHS) laws. Check it out here:
$500 grants for locality groups
BVL is offering $500 grants to locality groups. Email expressions of interest to the secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join BVL or renew your membership contact Jane Wickers 6684 6212 or email@example.com