Grow West Landscape Art Prize

Grow West landscape_art prizeGrow West is a proud sponsor of the Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh Art Sale and Exhibition held on the Queen’s Birthday weekend 6th- 8th June. This year Grow West is offering a $500 acquisitive prize in any medium to be given to the best interpretation of the Grow West landscape, located in the Upper Werribee Catchment. Entries close on 14th May see this flyer rotary-art-show.pdf

Platypus and Rakali

The latest newsletter from the Platypus Conservancy contains an interesting article about the return of platypus in Birches Creek near Clunes and another about the rakali,  platypus news and views. You may also like to view some great photos taken by a local Ballarat photographer of rakali in Lake Wendouree.

Fire Recovery Resources

I came across this link to fire recovery information on the Landcare Gateway site today and thought of  the landholders who have recently had fires through their area.

While the weather seems cool at the moment we shouldn’t think the fire season has finished. We still need to be working on our fire prevention and clearing fine fuels away from the house and sheds. A few hot windy days and the threat of fire will be back.

Threatened Freshwater Fish

We don’t often hear much about threatened fish so the next SWIFFT video conference, 5 February, may be of interest. SWIFFT_1_2015_poster

  • The conservation of native fish in coastal wetlands – Nick Whiterod – Aquasave / Nature Glenelg Trust
  • Conservation management of Victoria’s Macquarie perch : Sit and watch or learn and do?  – Zeb Tonkin – Arthur Rylah Institute
  • Conserving Threatened small bodied freshwater fish – Ian Ellis Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre and LaTrobe University