Black Saturday - how have our fauna and flora recovered?

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Hear from five ARI researchers about how threatened species and our environment have recovered since the Black Summer fires. While these stories will be told by ARI researchers, this is a story of outstanding collaboration across DELWP and partner organisations. (This presentation was one of over 80 virtual events at the most recent Victorian Nature Festival. Read More…
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How to read a weather map - topical subject, these days!


One of the best parts of being the blog editor is getting to choose what goes up on the page! The BOM has an excellent blog and I have referenced them before. As a key authoritative source of information about weather at its broadest context. Here's more proof.

Reading weather maps (and the sky) is a key skill for many pastimes and professions - farmers probably learn it at their parent's knee, while the rest of us other have to rely on more intermittent opportunities for the acquisition of that skill.

Check out the BOM entry here and maybe even subscribe (although we are happy to have you rely on us as your landcare info concierge!)

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Major Events (Bushfire) Review



Photo credit above: Masha Prokudina/Parks Victoria

We are paraphrasing from another blog, but the recent extreme weather event really underscored the impact on our wildlife through the destruction of their habitat. As an example, Gippsland has been very hard hit, first the bushfires, and now some worse-than-average wet'n'wild weather. Read More…
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Parks Victoria - How to WWCC in a page



Someone very talented at Parks Victoria has kindly put together a one page infographic on how to apply for a Working with Children Check. It's in the detailed section, below.

So, you have until June 30 to get one in order to be able to continue to work on PV projects as a volunteer. Hop to it. And make sure you register the WWCC document number on Park Connect!
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Parks Victoria - Working with Children Checks are now mandatory for all volunteers



Parks Victoria have just released a detailed statement of their position in relation to the management of children and minors in projects and activities auspiced by Parks Victoria, as it relates to the current Child Safe Standards.

In line with many other organisations, Parks Victoria has decided the only effective way to ensure compliance is to mandate that all volunteers who will be engaged in activities auspiced by Parks Victoria, will be required to be in possession of a current Working With Children Check document - which is free to obtain for voluntary work. But you must obtain one by 30 June 2021 to be able to continue to volunteer in the second half of 2021.
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