SOUTH GIPPSLAND LANDCARE NETWORK
A network of 16 groups in the South Gippsland area

COVID 19 Response

The South Gippsland Landcare Network Inc. Board wishes to protect our Landcare community, staff, stakeholders and the general public in South Gippsland.  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.  

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About us

The South Gippsland Landcare Network (SGLN) was formed in 1995 and today is made up of 16 groups and over 400 families who manage and farm the land.

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 operate across both Bunurong and Gunaikurnai country, and to recognise the rich history embedded in this land we now share.

Our members are primary producers, hobby farmers, tree changers, backyard gardeners and environmentalists of all sorts – a diverse group that finds common ground in caring for the land and building community.

What we are up to

Find out about our Current Projects

Join up

Join your local Landcare group or the Network.

Network notes

Our monthly e-newsletter.  Click here for past issues, or to sign up.

Donate to SGLN

A donation to the SGLN fund helps us care for the environment. Our ‘Trees for life’ campaign is currently open for your generous contribution. Thank you!

Contact us

Address: 2 Bellingham St, Leongatha.
Office hours vary so appointments are essential.

For General Enquiries, contact Andrea  (m) 0419 761 531 (e) andrea@sgln.net.au

Volunteering

Interested in Volunteering with us?

That’s wonderful! It’s always great to have extra hands on deck, right across our organisation.

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Improving the environment & embracing sustainable food & fibre production

Notice of SGLN’s annual general meeting via ZOOM

Date And Time
Thu, 29 October 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT

All members of SGLN are warmly invited to attend this meeting.

Register here

SGLN 2019-2020 Annual report

SGLN 2020 Proxy Vote Form

SGLN 2020-2030 Strategy

SGLN 2019 AGM Draft minutes 

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South Gippsland Landcare Network

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and meet. 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.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Future Drought Fund

Eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs will be established in Australia’s major climatic and agricultural zones across regional Australia. Hubs will be networks of researchers, primary producers, industry groups, community groups and others.

Although this program is focussed primarily on researchers, it is important that Landcare be recognised as an important pathway for adoption. Landcare Victoria has commenced discussion with a research group with this in mind. Groups interested in a possible future role should contact SGLN to discuss their ideas.

https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Landcare Farming launches My Landcare Legacy campaign

Celebrating National Agriculture Day on November 20, Landcare Australia, in partnership with the National Landcare Network (NLN), have launched a national Landcare Farming campaign ‘My Landcare Legacy’ to engage primary producers to share their Landcare stewardship story.

Landcare means different things to different people. At its very roots, Landcare is about people coming together and caring for the land to preserve our natural resources and biodiversity for generations to come. Over the next year the Landcare network is looking to explore farming stewardship stories and experiences, and are inviting other farmers and their industry to participate.

The ‘My Landcare Legacy’ campaign is the first step in building broader recognition of Landcarers who have been developing and supporting adoption of improved practices in Australian agriculture for over 30 years.

Landcare Farming Program Manager Mick Taylor says that “Landcarers have an opportunity to share what drives their passion for good farming practices and environmental stewardship in their business. By simply recording a video, Australian producers and land managers can share with the community why they are passionate about being good stewards of their land – and their vision for our farming future.”

Standout producers, networks and their Landcare projects will be identified during the campaign with Awards presented for best video, rising star award, best actor, longest distance a kit has travelled.

https://landcareaustralia.org.au/landcarefarming/
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Be the best board member you can be!

Discounted group booking for webinar on 2 February, 12.45pm

Whether you’re a new board member or you’ve been doing it for a while, there’s always more to learn. What’s the role of the board? What are your key responsibilities? When could you be legally responsible if things go wrong and what protections are available?

JusticeConnect is offering this course for NFPs. Several SGLN Board members are attending. Contact Jillian if you are interested: maximum cost will be $25 per participant.

The course will cover:

The main legal duties of board members
The standards the law sets for decision-making as board members
The importance of your organisation’s legal status, rules and legal purpose
Other key legal issues to consider as a board member

You’ll also get:

An opportunity to ask questions
A copy of webinar recording (available for 30 days)
Information on further resources and support

To register email Jillian at jillian@board.sgln.net.au

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