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Discover Landcare magic

DID you know that the first week of September is Landcare Week?

Amazing creature: Giant Gippsland Earthworms weigh 200 grams on average. Photo copyright Beverly Van Praagh.

Amazing creature: Giant Gippsland Earthworms weigh 200 grams on average. Photo copyright Beverly Van Praagh.

The South Gippsland Landcare Network has a number of free and exciting community events planned to celebrate.
On Monday, September 9, a Giant Gippsland Earthworm information session and farm walk is being held at 180 Schmidt’s Road, Poowong East from 10.30am until 2pm.
Come and learn all about these bizarre and fascinating creatures and find out how you can be involved in protecting their habitat.
Dr Beverly Van Praagh, (who has researched the worm for nearly 20 years) will be presenting on the day. A free BBQ will be provided. Please RSVP for catering purposes by Wednesday, September 4.
This event is part of a project funded by the Australian Government designed to build on farm capability with regard to the management of the worm.
The South Gippsland Landcare Network is looking for a small number of landowners who would like to take part in this exciting new project and serve as a demonstration farm to showcase modified revegetation strategies that help protect the soil moisture levels of worm habitat.
Join us at this session to find out more or visit the South Gippsland Landcare Network team at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra, September 25 and 26.
A Community Planting Day is being held on Sunday, September 1 at 2920 Grand Ridge Road, Hallston from 10am to 12pm.
Get out in the fresh air with your son, daughter or dad and help one of our local landholders plant koala habitat. The planting will be followed by a free BBQ lunch.Please RSVP for catering purposes by Thursday, August 29.
For those looking to undertake fencing or revegetation works, this year’s round of landholder grants are now open, see the advertisement on this page for full details.
To find out more information on the events listed or to RSVP contact the South Gippsland Landcare Network on 5662 5759 or email project officer Nicole Walsh atnicolew@wgcma.vic.gov.au.

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