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“Accidental” Landcare project takes root

A soon to be constructed irrigation pipeline around Newry has seen a number of local landholders get to work on planting native trees along the Newry Creek.

The renewing Newry Creek Project funded by the State Government’s Victorian Landcare Grants is a ‘happy accidental outcome’ of the work being done around the pipeline construction where landholders have put their hands up to be part of an initiative to do revegetation work along their sections of the Newry Creek.

Heal country – NAIDOC Week 2021 

The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls on all of us to continue to seek greater protection for land, water, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction. 

Learning about Cultural Heritage

This week, more than 60 Landcarers and natural resource management specialists have attended cultural heritage training at the Knob Reserve with staff from the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC). 

Corner Inlet – a Ramsar site, right in our backyard

Corner Inlet is one of the most unique natural wonderlands in Victoria, if not Australia, supporting a huge number of migratory and wader bird populations and is home to many rare species of plants and marine life.

A partnership approach to saltmarsh protection in Corner Inlet

After nearly ten successful years working to protect and enhance Corner Inlet, the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s Costal Saltmarsh Protection Program is expanding to work with new landholders and more closely with partner agencies.

Working together to protect cultural heritage

On the eve of National Close the Gap Day, Landcarers from across Gippsland are preparing to get together with Traditional Owner groups to learn more about protecting cultural heritage. 

Partnership flourishes on South Gippsland tour

As part of the partnership between WGCMA and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC), the GLaWAC Cultural Water team recently visited Corner Inlet. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about the CMA projects in the area and the renowned Corner Inlet Connections project.

Passion shines through at Toora

Fifteen hectares of denuded coastal country near Toora in South Gippsland might not be a good starting point. But the journey that Diana Droog and her husband Hugh have taken over the last 10 years is one marked by vision, openness and a sense of wanting to leave the world a slightly better place.