Upcoming Events

Events happening soon

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Members Meeting

Join us for us next members meeting to get an update on what Landcare has been up to, and have your say. Guest speakers Vegetation Link discuss how you can earn money through offsetting your property. 

Date: 2/09/21

Location: Online

Annual General Meeting

Join us for our AGM in October. If restrictions allow us, this event will be ran in person otherwise it will be online. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a committee position please get in touch with Jackson. Members must have paid their membership to be able to vote at the AGM. We will also be screening ‘The River Moorabool’ film after the meeting has closed. 

Date: 14/10/21

Location: In person/Online

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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: October (Exact date will be added)

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

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

Want to attend our next event?