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Hollows for homes - Free nest boxes!

Free nest boxes are now available for members of Coolamon, Wagga Wagga Urban, Kyeamba, Tarcutta and Eastern Riverina Landcare groups.

With funding from the Riverina Local Land Services, Landcare members can receive up to 3 nest boxes to be placed in former Landcare plantings or areas of existing native vegetation.

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Paddock Tree project: Landholder expression of interest

About this project

This project aims to secure habitat connectivity through the protection and enhancement of paddock trees in the Kyeamba and Tarcutta Valleys.

We aim to provide support and education to landholders to help identify key sites for paddock tree protection or restoration. We will provide financial assistance to landholders to implement these works, including fencing and planting costs.

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Community Landcare Pop-up Grants

MLiThe 2017/18 Community Landcare Pop-up Grants are now open! This program aims to support Landcare and community groups in the Riverina Local Land Services area to promote community-driven natural resource management. 

Preference will be given to projects that:

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Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists Newsletter - May 2017

In this issue:

  • Into the Red Gums:  Murrumbidgee Valley National Park
  • Koala Count at Narrandera
  • 'Yarrabimbi's' Conservation Trust Covenant
  • Easter at Wandown Flora and Fauna Reserve
  • 200th Anniversary of Exploring our Country - Part 2

And much more

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20 Million Trees competitive grants - Now open

15 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

The Australian Government is now 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 of between $20,000 and $100,000 (GST exclusive).

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Saving our Swift Parrots project launch

NSW Environmental TrustOn Tuesday 9 May 2017 an enthusiastic group of over twenty people gathered at the Tarcutta RSL Club for the launch of the Saving our Swift Parrots and Threatened Woodland Species project.

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Small Environmental Grant Scheme - Now open

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation Small Environmental Grant Scheme is now taking Expressions of Interest.

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Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc. 2015/16 Annual Report

The Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc. 2015/16 Annual Report is available for your information and can be accessed from this site.  For your convenience it has been divided into three parts to enable faster downloading.

Our staff and the many enthusiastic volunteers from our Landcare groups have been extremely busy over the past twelve months, and their efforts are showcased in the report. 

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River Red Gum Celebration Planned for 2018

Plans are currently underway to develop this unique, inspiring, and interactive celebration, showcasing all facets of our majestic Red Gums.  It’s an exciting and ambitious project, underpinned by a widely shared love for the environs which provide so many of us with our ‘sense of home’.

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Champions of Change - Farmers and their Paddock Trees

The humble paddock tree is a familiar sight across the farming landscape. Often hundreds of years in age, these landscape giants provide valuable shelter for livestock, crops, pastures, and wildlife. Unfortunately, the number of paddock trees is declining across Australia, due to age, isolation, fire damage, and other stresses. 

However, many farmers are seeking to address this decline, by protecting their existing trees, and encouraging the growth of new paddock trees on their properties. Murrumbidgee Landcare has launched a new video featuring some of the inspiring work being done by farmers to arrest the decline in paddock trees and nurture future generations. The video includes footage from across the Murrumbidgee Catchment, and is punctuated by some lighthearted behind-the-scenes bloopers.

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