Victorian Landcare Magazine - Summer 2019, Issue 74

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Above Members of the Corangamite Rural Women’s Network working group at Lake Purrumbete in 2017.

Upcoming Corangamite Rural Women’s Forum
A Corangamite Rural Women’s Forum will be held at Barwon Park Mansion in Winchelsea on 15 March 2019. The forum will showcase many of the inspiring and influential women in the region with a great range of speakers.

The forum is part of the Corangamite Rural Women’s Network, an informal group of local women who volunteer to help plan and deliver workshops, training and farm tours.

The network aims to enhance community resilience by strengthening connections between women and increasing their skills, knowledge
and confidence. More than 250 women have participated in the network’s activities since the first event in 2014.

For more information contact Corangamite CMA’s Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator Karen O’Keefe at


Community helps monitor tree health
A group of Strathbogie Ranges residents has developed a tree health guide and survey to identify and monitor eucalypts affected by dieback or tree health decline.

The group is asking the community to help gather information through an online app that has an accompanying field guide to help with tree identification and measure specific features. The group is keen to find out what the current health of local trees is, whether some species are more or less healthy than others and, if tree health is in decline, how fast is that decline?

Go to the Goulburn Broken CMA website at and search for Tree Story Citizen Science Project.


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