Victorian Landcare Magazine


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Celebrating Victoria’s Landcarers

The state’s best and brightest Landcare advocates were acknowledged at the Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony hosted by Her Excellency The...


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Fairfax Media Landcare Community Group Award - Tarrangower Cactus Control Group

Over the last decade volunteers from the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) have formed an army of cactus warriors who...


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SureGro Coastcare Award - Friends of Beware Reef

The 220-hectare Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary is situated off Cape Conran in east Gippsland.


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Rio Tinto Indigenous Land Management Award - Angela Jeffrey

Angela Jeffery is a descendant of the northern Wiradjuri Nation of NSW, whose ancestral links stem from Peak Hill, Wellington...


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Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award - Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation

Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation are the owners of the historic property Coranderrk in the Yarra Valley.


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Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award - Ian Higgins

Ian Higgins’ early interest in native plants has continued through his life.


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Australian Government Innovation in Agricultural Land Management Award - Simon Falkiner

Simon Falkiner manages a 240-hectare mixed enterprise family farm at Freshwater Creek near Geelong.


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Junior Landcare Team Award - Penbank Campus, Woodleigh School

Students from Penbank Campus – Woodleigh School on the Mornington Peninsula have swapped the classroom for the creek, where primary...


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Joan Kirner Landcare Award - Terry Hubbard

Terry Hubbard lives Landcare.Terry is the chair of the National Landcare Network and Landcare Victoria Inc.


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Dr Sidney Plowman Travel and Study Award - Bret Ryan

Bret Ryan grew up in Colac and originally qualified as an aquatic scientist.


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Landcare Network Award - Connecting Country

Connecting Country is a community-led landscape restoration organisation that operates as a informal Landcare network across the Mount Alexander region...


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Austcover Young Landcare Leader Award - Kathleen Brack

Kathleen Brack is the Regional Landcare Program Officer for the West Gippsland CMA.


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Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award - Woady Yaloak Catchment Group

The Woady Yaloak Catchment Group has a long history of planning, implementing and measuring sustainable farm practices across its 120,000-hectare...


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Urban Landcare Award - Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society

The Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society is one of Victoria’s oldest environmental groups.


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Landcare in Victoria celebrates 30 years

Landcare in Victoria celebrated 30 years of achievement on Friday 25 November 2016 at Parliament House, Melbourne.


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Bringing the Hanslow Cup home

“Mr Henderson is awarded first prize in this competition because of his efforts in controlling severe erosion problems whilst at...


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Anniversary celebrations highlight Landcare connections with Traditional Owners

Celebrations held in the Port Phillip and Western Port region to mark 30 years of Landcare in Victoria have highlighted...


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Victorian Farmers Federation/ Landcare Victoria Inc. Heather Mitchell Memorial Fellowship Award - Sandii Lewis

Sandii Lewis works with the five Landcare groups in the Eastern Mallee Landcare Consortium.


Victoria’s Landcarers celebrated

Inspiring Landcare advocates were acknowledged at the Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony hosted by Her Excellency The Honourable Linda Dessau AC,...


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Australian Community Media Landcare Community Group Award - Malmsbury District Landcare Group

The Malmsbury District Landcare Group (MDLG) covers land in the Hepburn, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander Shires and is an...


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Austcover Young Landcare Leadership Award - Gippsland Intrepid Landcare

Gippsland Intrepid Landcare has only been underway for two years but is already making a significant impact on the local...


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Virgin Coastcare Award - Victorian Wader Study Group

When members of the Victorian Wader Study Group (VWSG) go out to conduct comprehensive studies of waders and terns throughout...


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Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award - Australian Landcare International

Australian Landcare International (ALI) was formed in 2008 by several experienced Victorian Landcarers keen to catalyse and support overseas natural...


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Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award - John Pye

John Pye has been contributing to Landcare and the Wimmera community for more than 35 years.


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Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award - Cundare Duverney Landcare Group

Established in 1994, the Cundare Duverney Landcare Group (CDLG) is located in the high rainfall zone of the western district...


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Australian Government Landcare Farming Award - Fraser Pogue

Irrigated cropping farmer Fraser Pogue demonstrates excellence and leadership in sustainable farm practices on his 400-hectare property at Ardmona, near...


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Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award - Newham Primary School

This small school sits in the shadow of Hanging Rock, near Woodend.


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Environmental Volunteer Award - Jallukar Landcare Group

Jallukar Landcare Group’s area covers the Mt William catchment in the Wimmera.


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Landcare Network Award - Bass Coast Landcare Network

The Bass Coast Landcare Network (BCLN) was formed in 2003 as an affiliation of 10 Landcare groups in South Gippsland.


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Urban Landcare Award - Wodonga Urban Landcare Network

Formed in 2012, the Wodonga Urban Landcare Network (WULN) is changing the face of one of Victoria’s regional cities.


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Dr. Sidney Plowman Travel & Study Award - Tony Gardner

Tony Gardner lives and breathes sustainable agriculture.


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VFF/Landcare Victoria Inc. Heather Mitchell Memorial Fellowship Award - Belinda Brennan

Belinda Brennan’s Landcare journey has seen her active at a local, regional, state, national and international level.



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Our national Landcare champions

Victoria received two National Landcare Awards (from nine National Landcare Award categories) at a gala dinner in October 2018.