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NDLG planning session 2021

When: Friday, 23rd April, 1pm to 3 pm

Where: Algie Hall, Neerim South

The Neerim District Landcare Group has rescheduled its program planning session for 2021.

We would really value ideas from the community and ask as many of you as possible to contribute to our planning.

Firstly we invite you to come to the Algie Hall on Friday afternoon, 23rd April to join in our discussions.

If you can’t make it to the Hall we welcome your thoughts on what the priorities should be for landcare in the district by replying to this email.

We will take all ideas into account in our planning.

To help with your thinking you might like to consider the following local landcare goals. We are interested in the priority you would put on these goals.

  1. Increase local landowner interest in, and capacity to adopt landcare practices and behaviours
  2. Develop large landscape scale projects to enhance biodiversity and local amenity on private and/or public land
  3. Build social connections around common (land care) interests
  4. Reduce the impact of pest plants and animals around the district
  5. Build awareness of local assets and promote their protection/enhancement (eg significant trees, burrowing crays , eagles etc)
  6. Other?

We look forward to seeing you at our planning session on Friday, 23rd April or your thoughts via return email.

NDLG planning session 2021 2021-04-09T12:13:10+10:00

Reminder: eDNA Farm Creeks Biodiversity

Don’t forget on Wednesday, 24th March, 6.30pm at the Jindivick Hall we will have the ‘Reveal’ presentation of results from the eDNA creek sampling day

See the post on the NDLG website for more details of the night.

Pizzas will be served first followed by the presentation by Josh Griffiths, wildlife ecologist and platypus  expert.

Please RSVP  by Monday, 22nd March for catering to Phil Darton

phone: 0408351915

or email: darton@dcsi.net.au

Reminder: eDNA Farm Creeks Biodiversity 2021-03-21T09:52:33+11:00

Group Planning Session for 2021 program

When: Friday, 23rd April, 1pm to 3 pm

Where: Algie Hall, Neerim South

The Neerim District Landcare Group has rescheduled its program planning session for 2021.

We would really value ideas from the community and ask as many of you as possible to contribute to our planning.

Firstly we invite you to come to the Algie Hall on Friday afternoon, 23rd April to join in our discussions.

If you can’t make it to the Hall we welcome your thoughts on what the priorities should be for landcare in the district by replying to this email.

We will take all ideas into account in our planning.

To help with your thinking you might like to consider the following local landcare goals. We are interested in the priority you would put on these goals.

  1. Increase local landowner interest in, and capacity to adopt landcare practices and behaviours
  2. Develop large landscape scale projects to enhance biodiversity and local amenity on private and/or public land
  3. Build social connections around common (land care) interests
  4. Reduce the impact of pest plants and animals around the district
  5. Build awareness of local assets and promote their protection/enhancement (eg significant trees, burrowing crays , eagles etc)
  6. Other?

We look forward to seeing you at our planning session on Friday, 23rd April or your thoughts via return email.

Thank you

 

Group Planning Session for 2021 program 2021-04-09T09:55:06+10:00

eDNA – Farm Creeks Biodiversity: Presentation of Results

When: Wednesday 24th March, 6.30pm

Where: Jindivick Hall

Neerim District Landcare Group, Jindivick Landcare Group and EnviroDNA will present the results on biodiversity in the waterways flowing into the Tarago Reservoir.

Many of us came together, back on the 29th November 2019, to collect water samples from 8 sites in Neerim District and Jindivick that flowed into the reservoir. Those water samples have been tested for environmental DNA and the results are in. You don’t have to have been at the sampling day to get the full benefit of the results presentation so come along even if this is your first exposure to environmental DNA monitoring.

COVID prevented us gathering to report the results until now. But on the 24th, Josh Griffiths, wildlife ecologist and platypus expert from EnviroDNA, will present the results from all the samples collected.

Every creature leaves traces of their DNA in their surrounding aquatic or terrestrial environment, through skin cells, hair, scales or feathers and other bodily secretions. This is environmental DNA (eDNA).

Pizzas will be served at the start of the night followed by the results and discussion.

Please RSVP by Monday, 22nd March for catering purposes to Phil Darton

phone: 0408351915 or email: darton@dcsi.net.au

This project is funded by Melbourne Water through the Tarago Catchment Healthy Farms Program

eDNA – Farm Creeks Biodiversity: Presentation of Results 2021-03-12T14:52:25+11:00

AGM & Membership Renewal

AGM
The Neerim District Landcare Group AGM will be held on Friday 12th February, 2021 at 4pm at the Bendigo Bank meeting room (at the back of the Bendigo Bank in Neerim South).
The ordinary business of the meeting will be to confirm the minutes of the previous annual general meeting, presentation of the President’s report and the presentation of the Financial Statements, to elect members to the committee and to set the amount of the annual subscription.
All are welcome.

Membership Renewal
We are simplifying the way you can join Neerim District Landcare Group or renew your current membership. We will be using a facility called GroupCare to manage our memberships.
You will shortly receive an email from us with the title ‘NDLG Membership renewal notice‘. Simply follow the prompts in that email to renew your membership

AGM & Membership Renewal 2021-01-22T12:18:20+11:00

Autumn Harvest Dinner – Join the Buzz in 2020

CANCELLED – due to the current Covid – 19 Pandemic and in the interest of lowering the risk to our members and other attendees, the Autumn Harvest Dinner has been cancelled. We apologise and will look at what we may be able to do later in the year
Friday 27th March 2020

At Neerim District Bowling Club

Bar opens 6:30pm, Dinner 7pm

Cost for dinner is $25 per person payable on the evening (cash or cheque)

Bookings essential by 20 March 2020

To book your place call Susan 56 281 142 or Jenny 0428 488 121

Guest speaker is Bill Ringin from the Gippsland Apiarist Association

The Neerim District Country Women’s Association are again catering with the flavours of autumn in a delicious three course dinner.

A SUPER RAFFLE with generous donations from the local community add to an interesting, topical and fun night out.

Autumn Harvest Dinner – Join the Buzz in 2020 2020-03-16T14:11:02+11:00

Creek eDNA monitoring Tarago Reservoir – Reminder

A reminder that the eDNA creek monitoring program is this Friday, 29th November. You still have the opportunity to attend. Please RSVP by Wednesday, 27th for catering and logistic planning.

The farm dams eDNA program was an outstanding success & identified some endangered species living on farm dams. We are expanding the program to monitor 3 permanent creeks in the Neerim & Jindivick areas that feed into the Tarago Reservoir. All Neerim District and Jindivick locals are invited to participate in the NEW eDNA monitoring program.

When: Fri 29th Nov 2019

Time: 9:15am – 12:30pm (lunch provided)

Where: Meet at Neerim South wetlands & finish at Jindivick for lunch

Josh Griffiths (platypus expert) from EnviroDNA will be guiding us on the morning.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 27th Nov to:

Phil Darton (Neerim District) 0408351915 or darton@dcsi.net.au or

Pete Ronalds (Jindivick) 0402650382 or peter@wpcln.org.au

This project is supported by the Tarago Healthy Farms Program

Creek eDNA monitoring Tarago Reservoir – Reminder 2019-11-26T10:27:16+11:00

Creek eDNA monitoring – reminder

A reminder that the eDNA creek monitoring program is next Friday, 29th November. You still have the opportunity to attend. Please RSVP by Tuesday, 26th for catering and logistic planning.

The farm dams eDNA program was an outstanding success & identified some endangered species living on farm dams. We are expanding the program to monitor 3 permanent creeks in the Neerim & Jindivick areas that feed into the Tarago Reservoir. All Neerim District and Jindivick locals are invited to participate in the NEW eDNA monitoring program.

When: Fri 29th Nov 2019

Time: 9:15am – 12:30pm (lunch provided)

Where: Meet at Neerim South wetlands & finish at Jindivick for lunch

Josh Griffiths (platypus expert) from EnviroDNA will be guiding us on the morning.

Please RSVP by Tues 26th Nov to:

Phil Darton (Neerim District) 0408351915 or darton@dcsi.net.au or

Pete Ronalds (Jindivick) 0402650382 or peter@wpcln.org.au

This project is supported by the Tarago Healthy Farms Program

Creek eDNA monitoring – reminder 2019-11-23T11:41:52+11:00

Creek eDNA monitoring

A reminder that the eDNA creek monitoring program is next Friday, 29th November. You still have the opportunity to attend. Please RSVP by Tuesday, 26th for catering and logistic planning.

The farm dams eDNA program was an outstanding success & identified some endangered species living on farm dams. We are expanding the program to monitor 3 permanent creeks in the Neerim & Jindivick areas that feed into the Tarago Reservoir. All Neerim District and Jindivick locals are invited to participate in the NEW eDNA monitoring program.

When: Fri 29th Nov 2019

Time: 9:15am – 12:30pm (lunch provided)

Where: Meet at Neerim South wetlands & finish at Jindivick for lunch

Josh Griffiths (platypus expert) from EnviroDNA will be guiding us on the morning.

Please RSVP by Tues 26th Nov to:

Phil Darton (Neerim District) 0408351915 or darton@dcsi.net.au or

Pete Ronalds (Jindivick) 0402650382 or peter@wpcln.org.au

This project is supported by the Tarago Healthy Farms Program

Creek eDNA monitoring 2019-11-22T08:03:35+11:00