SRCMN recognized for achievements

At this year’s ‘Community Natural Resource Management Awards’ in the Goulburn Broken Catchment, our Network’s achievements were recognized. The SRCMN was awarded the Community Natural Resource Management Network Award for 2014-15. In the last year-and-a-half our Network has conducted a number of diverse projects that, together, culminated in a significant achievement for the Network and…

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Farm Wetlands Project – all washed-up, but celebrating!

Our two-year project to improve the quality of local wetlands here in the northern Strathbogies has wound up. The project had a very positive and constructive impact on the two local communities involved- Swanpool and Warrenbayne-Boho and the local environment. There will still be posts about some of our project-activities eg. water quality and fauna…

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Wild Strathbogie Art – Schools lead the way.

November 2014 will see the exhibition of local art and artists in Wild Strathbogie. The exhibition will show at several venues, but the main gallery space will be at SheilaInc Gallery in Euroa. Other possible exhibition spaces are the Euroa Library, the Ruffy General Store and a venue in Strathbogie. The art-works will also be…

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Farm wetland demonstration videos.

As well as working with landholders to add-value to their farm dams by encouraging the return of native vegetation and wildlife, we also set about to document this journey on film. To make this happen, we engaged a group of young, independent filmmakers from Melbourne, Trade Creative Media.  I think it’s fair to say we…

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Logging Strathbogie Forests

For information on logging in the Strathbogie Forest, go to the website of the Save Our Strathbogie Forest group. Update As of November 2019, the Victorian Government has halted all current and proposed logging in the Strathbogie Forest by declaring the entire forest an Immediate Protected Area. All previous logging coupes in the forest have…

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Warrenbayne streams and wetlands evening.

Streams and wetlands are the life-blood of our landscapes. Come along to hear how Warrenbayne’s streams and Wetlands are faring. Daren Giling from Monash University will tell us about his recent research and Debbie Hill will provide an update on the progress of the Farm Wetlands for Woodlands project. Thursday 20th June, 7 – 9.30…

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Farm dams and wetlands – March update.

This project began in mid-2012 and is now gearing up for the first round of on-ground works. The project area covers the Swanpool and Warrenbayne-Boho Landcare districts, on the lower slopes and plains around the northern margins of the Strathbogie Ranges. You can read more about the project sites on these pages. The key to…

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2013 Butterfly Festival – Euroa Arboretum

Saturday 24th Nov was the end of a great week! About 55 people gathered at the Euroa Arboretum for a morning of butterfly catching, face painting and art, a delicious BBQ and some fascinating ‘show and tell’ after lunch. Plenty of kids and parents were on hand to catch butterflies for our makeshift butterfly house…

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2012 Butterfly Festival – Violet Town Lepidoptera Extravaganza

A big crowd turned out for a balmy evening in Violet Town two Fridays ago, 23.11.12. In fact, this penultimate event of the Strathbogie Ranges Butterfly Festival actually began earlier in the afternoon, with the Honeysuckle Recreational & Environment Precinct (HREP) hosting a visit by the Kindergarten children to the Honeysuckle creek, where they had…

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Rehabilitated farm dam – a Warrenbayne Showpiece!

On Wednesday 10th October 2012 Warrenbayne Boho Land Protection Group and the Strathbogie CMN hosted a wetland walk as a way of informally launching the Farm Wetlands for Threatened Woodlands Project. About 15 people came along for the walk, on what turned out to be a clear, crisp morning. Our guides were birdos Kathy &…

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Stone Tool Success at the Arboretum

The community Stone Artifacts Day held recently (30.6.12) at the Euroa Arboretum, was an outstanding success. Despite the cold, rainy weather, everyone that booked came, and then some more. In developing the idea for the day, we’d felt 20 to 30 people would be a good turnout. With a few less, we could have a…

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Stone-tools of the Strathbogie Ranges

Though little known by many inhabitants, it has long been known that aborigines inhabited the Strathbogie District, “There’s a black’s grave about a mile from the township and early settlers tell of marks on trees believed to be the work of the aborigines. Many sharpened stones, probably sharpened for axe heads. have been found.” (Vroland…

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Increased Funding for Local Wetlands – 2012 Communities for Nature grant

Improving and protecting local wetland habitat … will be the focus of a new project in the Strathbogie Ranges CMN area. The districts of Swanpool, Warrenbayne, Boho and Euroa will be the primary focus of this 2-year $137,000 project. The main project partners include: – Strathbogie Ranges CMN – Warrenbayne-Boho & Swanpool Landcare – Gecko…

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Farm Wetlands For Woodlands

This project finished in 2014. Project Activities The Farm Wetlands for Woodlands project is located in the Warrenbayne-Boho and Swanpool Landcare areas of the northern Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, Australia. The community project is supported by the Victorian Government’s Communities For Nature program and the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network. The project time-frame is June 2012…

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