Upcoming Events

Events happening soon

We have been successful in securing funding from DELWP to undertake rabbit control works. Control efforts will be focussed in the Meredith/Steiglitz area, as these have been identified to achieve the best cost-benefit outcomes. You can find more information here. If you would like to participate in the program, please get in touch.

Date: Oct 2021 - July 2022

Location: Meredith-Steiglitz area

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The Great Australian Platypus Search

Odanata and DELWP have partnered to deliver the largest Platypus survey ever conducted, testing over 2,000 sites across Victoria. Several of these sites occur in the Moorabool region and Landcare will be participating in these surveys. More information on this massive project can be found here.

Date: 9/10/21

Location: TBC

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Agronomy Seminar

Guest speakers Craig Altman (Agronomist) and Tahlia Ferguson (Southern Farming Systems) will be discussing soil acidification, retaining moisture in pastures in a drying climate, building farm resistance, and satellite pasture monitoring. 

Date: TBC

Location: Ballan Mechanics Institute

Past events

Annual General Meeting

We hosted our AGM online in October 2021. We held the election of our official officer bearers, as well as screening ‘The River Moorabool’ film after the meeting had closed. 

Date: 14/10/21

Location: Online

Birds of Prey Demonstration

Presented by Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group and Gardens for Wildlife Moorabool, in collaboration with Wombat Regional Arts Network. The sold out venue enjoyed the display of Barking Owls, Kestrels, and even a Wedge-tailed Eagle. Courtesy of Leigh Valley Hawk & Owl Sanctuary.

Date: 10/07/21

Location: Ballan Mechanics Institute

Platypus eDNA Testing

Volunteers took water samples from 18 sites in the Moorabool Catchment. Using exciting new technology known as EnviroDNA or eDNA, these water samples were tested for Platypus DNA fragments to tell us the abundance and distribution of Platypus in the Moorabool River systems.

Date: 8/05/21

Location: Mill Park

The River Moorabool Film Launch

The River Moorabool is an advocacy film explaining with the unique Moorabool River, travelling from the Wombat Forest near Ballarat to the Barwon River at Geelong is in trouble. This film was made by ‘People for A Living Moorabool’ and ‘Sheoaks Films’.

Date: 26/06/21

Location: Ballarat Mechanics Institute

VRAN Rabbit Control Demonstration Day

Funded by the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) we gave a demonstration of warren ripping and fumigation. Discussion and resources of best practice management was also shared. 

Date: 10/04/21

Location: Ballan-Egerton Road

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