Dear South Gippsland Landcarers, Friends and Colleagues,


In light of the continuing and escalating challenges of dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic, the South Gippsland Landcare Network Inc. Board adopted an Epidemic/Pandemic Policy at its Board meeting held on Friday 13 March (attached).

  
The Board wishes to protect our Landcare community, staff, stakeholders and the general public in South Gippsland.  The Board has endorsed the use of the Infection Control Measures and Social Isolation as advised by the Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer.  


To this end, the Board has decided to have SGLN staff work from home if possible and for all public SGLN meetings and events to be postponed or held using virtual meeting methods such as webinars or Zoom.  


SGLN is in consultation with our project funders and partners to find the most suitable way to progress projects that keeps everyone safe and well.  


For the safety of Landcarers and the community, SGLN asks that the 15 Landcare groups in South Gippsland adopt a similar Pandemic Policy for your activities.  


SGLN will continue to produce its seasonal Network Notes and endeavour to keep you informed on SGLN’s activities and programs.  Please send us pictures and articles about your Landcare projects on your farms and any interesting or unusual nature and wildlife sightings. 
Also let us know how your Landcare group and members are dealing with the pandemic.  


Best Wishes in these challenging times,
Mark Walters
Chair, South Gippsland Landcare Network Inc. Board

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South Gippsland Landcare Network

The South Gippsland Landcare Network stretches from Mt Best to Mt Lyal, and along the prom coast. It’s made up of 16 local groups working to preserve and protect the natural environment, while also enhancing the long-term sustainability of farming in this part of Victoria. We’re proud to work across both Bunurong and Gunaikurnai country, and to recognise the rich history embedded in this land we now share. As a network, we’re a diverse group – made up of primary producers, hobby farmers, tree changers, backyard gardeners and environmentalists of all sorts. This page is part of our community, so we welcome feedback and input from anyone who’s interested in having a voice here.
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FREE Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers’ Webinar

The 2020 National Landcare Conference would usually be happening around this time, unfortunately due to the current situation to conference could not go ahead. Landcare has instead put together a series of National Landcare Conference webinars for you to enjoy!

The first in the series is happening next week, on Thursday October 1st at 2pm.

Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers will be presented by Kim Boswell, whose volunteer recruitment framework has been used to recruit thousands of Landcare volunteers in Victoria.

Jam-packed with hot tips and fresh ideas, Kim will present a step-by-step ‘5A method’, that supports groups to recruit and retain perfectly matched and energised volunteers, and fill committee positions.

Kim will also chat about utilising volunteers in a post-Covid world, and will tell you how you can access her insightful and effective online volunteer recruitment course for free.

For more information or to register for this free webinar visit https://www.landcarer.com.au/webinar-registration/.
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Monash University is publishing Australia's first climate column in community newspapers across Australia, where they discuss local climate trends and break down the science of climate change.

In their columns, they feature a range of community voices who talk about their experience of climate change and what it means for them. They are trying to collect contributions from residents, volunteers and various groups they feel have a unique perspective.

If you are interested in contributing your voice, they have a short 5 minute survey you can complete by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/clim8survey
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South Gippsland Landcare Network
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World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.” ~ Mark Angelo

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