The VMLCG AGM is on January 31 11 AM in Geelong!


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Well, 2020 is behind us now and we all hope that the past lessons have been learnt and that we will not go back to some of the hard times we had in that year.

We will all have to live with the new Covid normal conditions and still look after each other even more as time moves on. Vaccinations all sound good and we all hope they will solve our problems but only time will tell on that.


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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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