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E-News Issue 199
Funding  |  Events  |  Biodiversity  |  Sustainable Agriculture  | Aboriginal NRM  |  Sustainable Communities  |  Other Events  |  Donations 

Dowerin Field Days


Come along to the Wheatbelt NRM Supertent at Dowerin Field Days next week!
 
Learn how to get the most from your soil, how to make money from tree crops, and how to develop sustainable grazing systems.
 
Plus feral animal control, weed management, and bush revegetation.
 
Bring your kids along to meet Ranger Red and his native animals, or look through microscopes to see what lives in soil.
 
There’s something for the whole family at the Wheatbelt NRM Supertent.
 
Look for the flags at the footie oval, at site 102!

And pack your brollies and gumboots - it could be very wet!
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Board Nominations


Wheatbelt NRM is seeking candidates for its Board, particularly those with skills in business development and who would bring diversity. Download the 'Application pack' HERE 

Nominations close: MONDAY 31 AUGUST
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Funding

Trials & Demonstrations


Grants of up to $20,000 are available to farmers and groups to trial or demonstrate sustainable farming practices associated with: improved soil management, improved crop management, sustainable grazing systems, and tree crops.
Download the flyer HERE  |  Apply online HERE  |  Grants close: 11 Sept 2015
Contact: Fiona Brayshaw or Tracey Hobbs on (08) 9670 3100, or via fbrayshaw@wheatbeltnrm.org.au or thobbs@wheatbeltnrm.org.au
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Community Capacity Building


Wheatbelt NRM has grants available to support community groups in improving their capacity and recruiting more members.

Eligible groups must be involved in natural resource management within the Avon River Basin, including Landcare groups, grower groups, scouts and Mens' Sheds etc.
Download the flyer HERE  |  Apply online HERE  |  Grants close: 31 August 2015
Contact:  Leigh Whisson on (08) 9670 3136, or via lwhisson@wheatbeltnrm.org.au
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Boost your farm's productivity


While improving the survival chances for iconic Wheatbelt animals.
Wheatbelt NRM has funding available for landowners in the Mortlock catchment region to protect or connect remnant vegetation on or near their properties through: feral animal control; biodiverse revegetation; environmental weed control; and, fencing of remnant vegetation and revegetation areas.

Read more HERE   |   Download the flyer HERE
Contact: Anika Dent on (08) 9670 3104 or via adent@wheatbeltnrm.org.au
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Other Funding


Community Action Grants – Up to $55,000 for local community groups to support natural resource management activities. Applications EXTENDED to: 31 August. Read more HERE

Community Grants Scheme – Up to $20,000 for small scale community projects improving waste management. Applications close: 11 September. Read more HERE
 
20 Million Trees – Up to $100,000 for groups and individuals for tree planting projects. Applications close: 16 September. Read more HERE
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Events

Magic of Bush Medicine


Wheatbelt NRM will be hosting another workshop with Vivienne Hanson on 'The Magic of Bush Medicine', with a day of making ointments, moisturisers and potpurri using local native plants.
Friday 4 September  |  Beverley  |  Download the flyer HERE
Contact: Jo Wheeler, (08) 9670 3100, jwheeler@wheatbeltnrm.org.au
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Perennials for Profit


Wheatbelt NRM has one more workshop coming up in the 'Perennials for Profit' Masterclass series, where you can gain practical knowledge on using soil management, sandalwood and forage systems to help maximise your farm's potential.
Tuesday 8 September  |  Moorine Rock  |  Download flyer HERE
Contact: Fiona Brayshaw, (08) 9670 3110, fbrayshaw@wheatbeltnrm.org.au
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Bioblitz 2015


Join Wheatbelt NRM and the Toodyay Naturalists' Club at the Toodyay Bioblitz, to help ecological specialists collect biological data on plants, animals, insects and fungi at Bindoon-Dewards Pool Road.
Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 September

Register to attend HERE  |  Download the flyer HERE

Contact: Leigh Whisson, (08) 9670 3100, lwhisson@wheatbeltnrm.org.au
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Sponsorship Opportunity


Sponsorship available to help Wheatbelt community members attend the Talkin’ Soil Health Conference. Reimbursement of $250.00 per person, with 20 sponsored spots. Read more HERE


Soil Health Champions Announced


Three of the four Talkin' Soil Health Champions have been revealed, with one still to be announced. Read more HERE. Congratulations to:
  • Rob Grylls from Bencubbin  (Wheatbelt NRM)
  • Doug Pow from Manjimup  (South West Catchment Council)
  • Stuart McAlpine from Buntine  (Northern Agriculture Catchment Council)
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State NRM Conference:  21-23 September 2015


Registration Subsidy – CLOSES this Friday 21 August
Participants have the chance for subsidised registration thanks to Lotterywest, provided they take part in community landcare, NRM or other not-for-profit environment and sustainable agriculture organisations. Read more HERE

Registrations â€“ for the conference HERE  |  www.nrmconferencewa.com.au
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Biodiversity
Robin Gentle is a Wheatbelt landholder who has been fencing off and revegetating areas of his property for decades.
 
One of the most impressive sites on his property is this hill covered in grass trees that are hundreds of years old. Despite the many large grass trees there, new plants didn’t seem to be germinating. So, Robin excluded stock from the hill off his own back and his efforts have been rewarded.

While it may have taken a couple of years before anything really happened, now there are hundreds of young grass trees that all germinated in one season. Good on you Robin!
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Sustainable Agriculture
Want to know how the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) works?
Interested in your farm's emission levels?

 
Come and see Jo Wheeler in the Wheatbelt NRM Supertent at the Dowerin Field Days. Jo will be set up at the kitchen table where you can have a chat with her about:
  • participating in the ERF
  • evaluating and changing your farm’s emissions
  • the economic impact of taking part in the ERF.
There are many activities to discuss, from liming to stubble retention, to nutrient management and tree planting. Look for the giant red teacup at Site 102!
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Emission Reduction Fund Auction Guidelines


Auction guidelines will be released by the Clean Energy Regulator on Friday 21 August for the second Emissions Reduction Fund auction. New project applications must be submitted by 18 September 2015. The auction for carbon abatement contracts will be held on 4 and 5 November 2015. Read more HERE
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Aboriginal NRM

Badjaling Bush Tucker Planting

 
The Badjaling Aboriginal Community recently planted 2000 acacia seedlings at Badjaling Aboriginal Reserve, to act as host trees for future quandong plantings.

The community are involved with Wheatbelt NRM’s Bush Tucker Project as Aboriginal Land Managers, with the aim to revegetate the site with selected species of bush food and traditional medicine for future generations to enjoy on Baladong Country.
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Coobabla Saltbush Project

 
For at least 50,000 years Aboriginal people sustainably managed the Australian environment to ensure it provided the resources they needed and to protect sites of cultural significance.
Coobabla near Bakers Hill was acquired by the Woolah-Wah Land Aboriginal Corporation in 2001, and its members have been working with Wheatbelt NRM to help manage patches of rising salinity with saltbush plantings.
 
Visit the Moorditj Boodjar website to learn more HERE
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Sustainable Communities

Our Soils, Our Future


The Youth Soil Photo competition closed last Friday with a flurry of last minute entries that kept the judges on the edge of their seats. Thanks to all the Wheatbelt students that took part!
Winners will be announced at the Wheatbelt NRM Supertent at Dowerin Field Days, on Thursday 27 August at 10.30am. All entries to the competition will also be on display.
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Other Events
Soil Restoration Farming
31 August 2015, Dowerin. Click HERE

Mingenew Irwin Group Spring Field Day
3 September 2015, Mingenew. Click HERE

WANTFA Spring Field Day
9 September 2015, Cunderdin. Click HERE

Liebe Group Spring Field Day
10 September 2015, Ballidu. Click HERE

Talkin Soil Health
10-11 September 2015, Kojonup. Click HERE

Field Day - UWA Farm Ridgefield
11 September, Pingelly. Click HERE

WNRM BioBlitz 2015
12-13 September 2015, Toodyay. Click HERE

Facey Group Spring Field Day
16 September 2015, Wickepin. Click HERE

BullSelect Workshop
17 September 2015, Narrogin. Click HERE

Multi-purpose Trees in the Medium Rainfall Zone
26 September 2015, York & Aldersyde. Click HERE
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