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Video celebrates local landcarers

A new 'Landcare Celebration' video pays tribute to the hardworking and passionate volunteer groups across the Mount Alexander region.
Grade one student from Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School Lili Arnephy learns how to collect and filter water for DNA sampling from platypus ecologist Josh Griffith on the Campaspe River in Redesdale last Monday. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Platypus protectors

Lucky students from four primary and secondary schools in our district are learning how to become Platypus Protectors and care for our two beautiful...
Harcourt's Terry Willis and young son, Sonny, check a male fruit fly trap in one of Harcourt's commercial apple orchards - ahead of this Saturday's fruit fly action plan launch.

A way of life under threat

A multi-pronged approach is needed to help combat the serious threat posed by fruit fly, advocates say. An action plan to combat the destructive insect...
Lulu, Ari, Coen, Arrabella, Manu and Val get ready to plant the nationally endangered basalt peppercress plant at Trentham and District Primary School as part of state-wide efforts to prevent them from becoming extinct. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Rock and Roll stars

Forty-five enthusiastic students at Trentham District Primary school helped plant, fence, tag and monitor 32 nationally endangered basalt peppercress (Lepidium hyssopifolium) plants in a...
Twelve-year-old Lana Hughes, a year seven student from Kyneton Secondary College, takes one of the first water samples from the Campaspe River with platypus expert Josh Griffiths from EnviroDNA. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Platypus project begins!

About 130 people gathered on the banks of the Campaspe River in Kyneton on Friday for the launch of the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network's...
Photo: Zoos Victoria

Platypus plans

What uses electroreception to find its prey, is venomous, and is a semi aquatic mammal that lays eggs? One of Australia's iconic species, the platypus. The...
Thirty-two people braved the elements to learn from six experts in the field how to restore river health. They were inspired by award-winning river ecologists to protect the rivers and wetlands in their area and learnt some of the skills that would help them do so. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Guardians brave the elements

Wild and windy weather didn't deter prospective River Guardians from walking along the Campaspe River at Carlsruhe at an Upper Campaspe Landcare Network River...

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Joeys Coop are currently touring the east coast states to promote their recently release sophomore album Lachlan Valley Dirt. Friday...

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