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Coles Junior Landcare school garden grants

13 Dec 2011

Junior Landcare

The Coles Junior Landcare School Garden Grants offer of up to $1,000 to schools groups to help create gardens in their grounds or community, such as a bush tucker garden, water wise garden or veggie garden. All schools, kindergartens, daycare centers, and Scout youth groups are eligible to apply.

Junior LandcareThe School Garden program encourages students to learn about the environment through “outdoor learning” and interaction in developing their own school gardens.

Further information, including details on how to apply, are available at the attachments below, or online at:

Action on the Ground grants - Carbon Farming Futures

13 Dec 2011

Clean Energy FuturesThe Guidelines for the first funding round of the Federal Government's Carbon Farming Futures program have just been released. Applications can be submitted for funding of up to $605,000, for projects to be carried our by 30 June 2015.

Funding through this Action on the Ground program is for projects that trial ot demonstrate agricultural greenhouse gas emission reductions or carbon sequestration.

Upper Murrumbidgee Black Willow Survey 2008-09

The health of the Murrumbidgee River in its upper reaches is of particular interest to many organisations in the area and this includes the Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare Committee (UMLC) and associated network of Landcare Groups.

Supported by a NSW Environmental Trust Grant, the UMLC is currently working to reduce the threat to the river from invasive black willows. Black willows are a declared weed within the Cooma Monaro Shire due to its invasive nature and its impact on the environment.

Upper Murrumbidgee Black Willows Survey 2006-07

Black willow (Salix nigra) is one of the most invasive willow species in the Upper Murrumbidgee catchment. Although programs have been previously undertaken, control can never be guaranteed to be 100% effective and on-going vigilance is required to ensure long-term control and avoid serious re-infestation. The most effective way to do this is to ensure that all landholders are aware of the problems and are able to identify black willows and understand how to control them at an early stage.

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