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A Burra Ideas Morning

Burra Landcare is hosting a Sunday  morning discussion to toss around ideas about three of the major issues in rural residential life; water, weeds and feral animals. Come to the Burra Hall around 10am on the 16th of May to join in. Whether you have been in Burra for 5minutes or 50years, these three issues create serious and constant work for everyone. We will be discussing:

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The Age of Stupid (M)

The National Museum of Australia will be hosting a free film screening and discussion: The Age of Stupid (M). The film is set in the future and asks why we didn't stop climate change while we had the chance. It will be followed by a discussion with environmental historian Tom Griffiths, climate change expert Will Steffen and science communicator Julian Cribb. Bookings essential on (02) 6208 5021 or email bookings@nma.gov.au.

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Community-based biodiversity monitoring trial in the Molonglo Catchment

The Molonglo Catchment Group has funding to begin developing a community-based biodiversity monitoring program, similar to Waterwatch and Frogwatch. To begin with we need 4 volunteers with sites within the Molonglo Catchment who would be willing to be trained in the Vegetation Monitoring Manual produced by Greening Australia (a half day workshop), and then undertake the monitoring on their own properties / sites.

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Sustainable Development of East Lake Public Forum/Display

ACTPLA will be holding a public display and public forum on ideas for the sustainable development of East Lake on Tuesday the 30th of March. The displays will be available for viewing and comment from 3pm – 8:30pm in The McDonald Room at Eastlake Football Club, 3 Oxley Street, Griffith. The public forum will be held in the adjacent Duffy Room at the Eastlake Football Club, commencing at 6:30pm. It is expected to finish at approximately 8:30pm.

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Volunteer Grants 2010

Volunteer Grants 2010

Volunteer Grants 2010 recognises the valuable work of Australia’s volunteers and is part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to supporting volunteers, assisting disadvantaged communities and encouraging social inclusion to assist vulnerable people within our society. Funding of $21 million is available to eligible non-profit community organisations to assist their volunteers and encourage volunteering.

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Why do I do it?


On the third weekend of each month, armed with a long pole, a sample bottle and a big box of equipment, I set out to test theNew Picture water quality of three sites in the upper Queanbeyan River catchment for the Molonglo Catchment Health Indicator Programme (MCHiP) which is part of the national Waterwatch scheme.

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