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

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.
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Bass Coast Landcare Network Discussion Group Farm
Walk - ‘Integrating compost on farm’.

Are you interested in learning more about integrating compost onto your farm?

Do you want to find out more about how you can use compost in a sustainable farming system, the do’s and don’ts and what to look out for?

Join us for this exciting farm walk featuring David Walker from Aussie Compost, who will demonstrate the process used to create compost on farm, and respected agronomist Chris Alenson who will discuss the benefits a healthy compost can
provide to a farming enterprise.

Date: Thursday 4th March 2021
Time: 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
Location: 1148 Walkerville Road, Tarwin Lower
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/4RxYV3kHyGGEJ2TZA

Look out for event signage at property entrance.
BBQ lunch provided.
BYO chair, water, plate, cutlery and coffee cup.

Please RSVP for this event by Monday 1st March 2021 for catering purposes.

To register please email Joel Geoghegan on joel.geoghegan@basscoastlandcare.org.au
For further information call 0409 705 652 or visit https://www.basscoastlandcare.org.au/newsandevents

COVID regulations must be followed. Do not attend if you are unwell. We will be in a large shed or outside for this event.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
The 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants are now open!

Age Groups: 0-7 | 7-13
Grant Amount: Up to $1,000 each
Applications Open Date: 10 February 2021
Applications Close Date: 19 March 2021

For more info & details on how to apply visit: https://juniorlandcare.org.au/grant/2021-woolworths-junior-landcare-grants/
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Update from our Chair

We are all getting used to the fact that 'normal' is nothing like we have been used to in the past! Happily, we have gotten through the first month of the new year without the terrible bushfires that marked the beginning of 2021, and the COVID situation is much better here than in other parts of the world.

As restrictions ease, SGLN is hoping to be able to offer more face-to-face events including a Presidents' Pizza Night to be held on 11 March. Following feedback received at our last Presidents' Pizza Night, we are also organising two cluster group meetings aimed at bringing neighbouring groups together. More information about these will be available soon.

Our Landcare Facilitator, Andrea Clifford, has been very busy over the past few months, getting to know our groups and what they hope to achieve in the future. We are thrilled that Cassie Wright has agreed to extend her hours, and will now be working three days a week in Projects and Education. Susan Koci is as busy as ever managing the Bunurong Project, which has now entered its third and final year, and our Administrative Assistant, Vicky Pedlow, has been doing an awesome job including getting our membership system in good order.

We are keeping a close eye on funding opportunities. If you have spotted an opportunity, and/or have ideas for projects, please contact us. Bear in mind all of our staff work part-time and may not be able to get back to you immediately.

Their hours and email addresses are below:

Andrea Clifford: Landcare Facilitator, works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
andrea@sgln.net.au

Cassie Wright: Projects and Education, works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, cassie@sgln.net.au

Susan Koci: Bunurong Project Officer, works Thursday, Friday, pestanimals@sgln.net.au

Vicky Pedlow: Administrative Assistant, works Tuesday, admin@sgln.net.au

You can also contact me at jillian@board.sgln.net.au.

Jillian

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