ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

Open to grazing farmers with medium to large properties, this course will assist you in building
the resilience, productivity, and functionality of your property. Average time commitment is 4
hours every 2 months in 2019. Workshop cost is $80.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
The benefits of undertaking this course include:
 Targeted support to assist you design and achieve holistic goals for your property
 A printed map of your property
 A soil test for your worst performing paddock and tailored management advice
 A consultation at your property with livestock and water experts to assist you in developing a
holistic action plan
 Learning from other livestock owners in your area as part of 6 discussion group sessions/
farm walks across participants properties
 Access to technical assistance and funding support for on ground works from Melbourne
Water

WHO CAN APPLY:
This course is available for land managers and owners in the following areas:
 Upper Deep Creek Catchment (townships of Newham, Rochford, Lancefield, Romsey, Goldie,
Springfield, etc.)
 Upper Werribee, Lerderderg and Little River Catchments (townships of Ballan, Ingliston,
Myrniong, Greendale, Korobeit, Pentland Hills, Coimadai, Bullengarook and Balliang)


Places are limited – please complete the attached Expression of Interest

MooBAG is leading the community in coordinated action on blackberry management where previously there
had been a desire to act but a reluctance to over invest in individual action, having limited effect.

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MooBAG is a subcommittee of the Moorabool Landcare Network (MLN).  Areas covered include but are not limited to Lal Lal, Millbrook, Dunnstown, Blakeville, Spargo Creek, Springbank, Gordon, Bunding, Greendale, Korobeit, Bullengarook, Blackwood.

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A MooBAG Project Officer is being sought  - to perform a key role in the delivery of this community-led extension program for MLN  - job description attached.  

The Bamganie Meredith and District Landcare Group, as their name suggests, work in Bamganie and Meredith and surrounding districts.  The group was one of the eariler groups to get going and has been a powerhouse for landscape change in this area.

Group Membership of $44 per year gains locals access to various equipment such as herbicide sprayer, and the opportunity to take part in incentives and grants that the group can attract.

 

President

Mat Fisher - 0409 862 326
 
Vice-President
Rob McColl - (03) 5286 1449
 
Secretary
Maddi McColl - (03) 5286 1449
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Here is a list of some of the contractors and contacts that we have used - 

Welcome Roger McRaild - new Facilitator of the Moorabool Landcare Network

A warm welcome to our new facilitator!  Many of you will recall that Roger worked for 2 months as the Landcare Facilitator when Max was away and it is great that he has been brave enough to come back for more!

Roger has experience from DEPI where he has built up a strong understanding of the region's environment and the specific threats that face the Moorabool Landcare Network from Serrated Tussock (and other weeds) and Rabbits.

Roger demonstrated an ability to weigh up a range of options when dealing with conflicting and difficult situations and an ability to build relationships that had begun under Max. Roger also demonstrated strong understanding of the Natural Resources of the region and this will serve the Network well when identifying and assessing future landscape-scale projects.

"I am excited to welcome Roger back to the Network and look forward to working with him in the future. Please feel free to drop into Roger at the Myrniong Hall and say hello as you have done for Max" Anthony Dufty.

Farewell and thank you Max Coster

Max Coster retired on Thursday 30 April 2015.   The president and committee passed on to Max their sincere thanks for all the hard work that he has put in to the district during his tenure as Landcare Facilitator and Executive Officer for the Moorabool Landcare Network. He will be missed as a professional in NRM but also as a confidant and friend.

"It is impossible to summarise Max's contribution to the region as they are many and varied. Without a doubt most of us will miss his engaging personality and ability to build relationships.

During his time Max oversaw the creation of the Moorabool Landcare Network and has been instrumental in the bringing together of the Landcare and Friends groups of the shire into a cohesive body. The Moorabool Landcare Network is thriving from Max's energy and will no doubt go on to bigger and better things from such a great start.

Max brought with him a depth of experience in project management, communication and community engagement that will be sorely missed. I wish Max all the very best for his future and know that whatever he puts his mind to will be a great success. I believe that this will mainly be around his family but I hope that the walking poles and "old boy" port that were presented to him as a farewell gift (on Thursday 23rd) are well used for the day walks that he has so wanted to undertake as part of his retirement. Thank you Max" said President Anthony Dufty.

I wish to welcome to the Moorabool Landcare Network Max's replacement: Roger MacRaild.

Congratulations Roger. Many of you will reall the Roger worked for 2 months as the Landcare Facilitator whilst Max was away and it is great that he has been brave enough to come back for more! Roger has experience from DEPI where he has built up a strong understanding of the region's environment and the specifric threats that face the Moorabool Landcare Network from Serrated Tussock (and other weeds) and Rabbits. Roger demonstrated an ability to weigh up a range of options when dealing with conflicting and difficult situations and an ability to build relationships that had begun under Max. Roger also demonstrated strong understanding of the Natural Resources of the region and this will serve the Network well when identifying and assessing future landscape-scale projects. I am excited to welcome Roger back to the Network and look forward to working with him in the future. Please feel free to drop into Roger at the Myrniong Hall and say hello as you have done for Max.

The next meeting for the Moorabool Landcare Network is on the 1st June and I hope to see you all there to welcome Roger to the position.

 

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land and pay respect to their elders past and present.