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BLG News

Another fun Blitz!

Volunteers planted trees in a small gap in a wonderful corridor of previously planted indigenous trees and shrubs. Many of the older plants had outgrown their guards so these were removed. Having a team of workers meant the work was done quickly and painlessly. It was accompanied by a walk through the area and then delicious sausages and a glass of wine in the fantastic sun of the day.

Blitz planting

Anyone who is interested in helping with Blitz! or hosting one to get help is encouraged to contact our Facilitator Sophie.

Orange-bellied parrots

An August 2016 update from Craig Morley, Bellarine Peninsula OBP Regional Group Co-ordinator, tells us there is exciting news of the three OBPs at Swan Bay. They have had success in reading the complete band details on each of the birds.

See full note.

Successful Rural Event

The Rural Women's gathering in Portarlington treated women from the Corangamite region to a Welcome and Smoking Ceremony at Pt Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve with Wadawurrung women, a guided walk through the Reserve with Bellarine Bayside staff, followed by a basket weaving session with Tammy Gilson and Mary-Teresa Ritchie, lovely lunch at Leura Park, and a tour of Drysdale Goats Cheeses with Corinne Blacket. Thanks everyone for an awesome day!!!

Rural women

ACUP - what's that?

A small group of nine BLG members participated in the recent BLG funded Agricultural Chemical User's Permit course. The aim was to broaden safe chemical handling knowledge and skills so that collectively, we have more resources available on the Bellarine to help manage pests and weeds effectively.

The course was held over two consecutive Saturdays and was run by Michael Shaefer from The Gordon and AusChem Training. Naturally we focussed heavily on managing rabbits with fumigants and weeds with pesticides and Michael helped to dispel several myths along the way.

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Forthcoming Events

Wed Sep 14 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
BLG Information Meeting - Green Energy Options will discuss Solar Power
Wed Sep 21 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
National Landcare Conference
Thu Sep 22 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
National Landcare Conference
Thu Sep 22 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Friends at OGNR
Fri Sep 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
National Landcare Conference

Our Indigenous Nursery

Our wonderful Indigenous Nursery is a joint initiative between Bellarine Landcare Group and Bellarine Secondary College.  Each year the nursery produces thousands of seedlings, indigenous to the Bellarine, for purchase by Landcare members and for major revegetation projects. Read more about the nursery.

Newsletters

See our latest newsletter, register to receive our newsletters or, better still,  join the BLG.

Facilitators

Our facilitators are often out and about - they can be contacted most easily by email:

facilitators@bellarinelandcare.org.au

Our Rabbit Program

In early 2015 we called landholders to a meeting about rabbit eradication. As a result of the wonderful turn-up at our first meeting, the BLG is now developing a Bellarine-wide Rabbit Eradication Program. If you are interested in this, please contact our facilitator.

NRM Planning Portal 

See the maps of NRM activities in our region

NRMPPTo access the interactive map, you will need to go to the following website: http://www.ccmaknowledgebase.vic.gov.au/nrmpp/cb_pages/disclaimer.php

The map is incomplete for the Peninsula but growing - some regions have already entered a considerable amount fo information and can now use their maps for planning and monitoring activities.

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