VMLCG Code of Conduct Adopted


The BOM was made aware by Landcare Victoria Inc. that a pre-requisite of our membership (and therefore insurance) was the requirement to have an endorsed and operational Code of Conduct governing our interactions with each other. We have adopted the LVI version as a model set of policies since it covers all aspects, was developed with some considerable thought and consultation and is a pragmatic way for a small group like ours to get our governance in good shape.

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Newsletter #5: Christmas is upon us!

Greetings one and all! It might be a tad early, but Merry Christmas to all our members and please catch up on the plans for early 2021 as we all get back to something resembling normality for our group.


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Latest Landcare Victoria Newsletter Available


From the CEO

I’m pleased to provide Landcare Victoria’s November newsletter.
 
The Government plan to allow camping on licensed water frontages has been a significant point of concern for many in the Landcare community in the last few weeks.  We reported on the issue in the October newsletter and provide an update in this issue.
 
The Landcare community is expressing widespread concern about the imminent end of the current round of funding for the Landcare Facilitator Program.  Landcare Victoria is in regular contact with DELWP about the issue.  See the report in this newsletter. 
 
The very good news about the decline in the number of Victorian COVID19 cases and associated easing of restrictions means that volunteer group activities can re-commence with appropriate care. 

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Netting Fruit Trees badly could cost you $2500 in 2021




Many of us no doubt love our figs, apples, berries and all manner of the produce we nurture and covet from our gardens and our labours. So too does the wildlife that share our properties. Protecting your produce from their attention is perfectly valid of course - but let's do it in a way that minimises harm to them. New regulations come into force soon regarding netting. Read More…
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Fire Survey Feb 2020 - aerial overfly by Parks Victoria


This post is not new news. We thought it would be pertinent for our members though as we contemplate getting back into projects in the High Country and to prepare for what will be evident up there. Clearly, we will hope to see a lot of epicormic growth, although in some areas, as the commentary suggests, the devastation on the ground looks pretty complete and it will take decades for even new succession to establish and grow out. Read More…
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CFA Advice on Haystack Fires

The CFA has issued a timely warning to farmers as the 2020 hay season approaches.

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In 2019, brigades across Victoria attended 86 such incidents and the tie-up of manpower is quite large, given many fires are almost impossible to extinguish due to the density of the fuel source, so just needs to be pulled apart to allow nature to finish the job..
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