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

Past events

Community event to celebrate the contribution of collaborators and volunteers towards the conservation of our local Koala populations. Guest Speakers Janine Duffy (Koala Clancy Foundation President) will be discussing Koala conservation and ecology. While CSIRO representatives will be present to discuss the monitoring techniques employed in the National Koala Monitoring Program

Date: 4/3/22

Location: Bostock Reservoir Picnic Ground

Showcasing the use of drone technology to control noxious weeds for the first time ever in the Moorabool region. Please join us at this family friendly event. 

Date: 15/1/22

Location: Meredith

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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: Moorabool Catchment

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

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

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

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