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2019 AGM standard

The Swamps Rivers and Ranges Inc AGM meeting will be on Wednesday January 30th 2019, 7.00pm – 9.00 pm at The Centre, Wangaratta Guest speakers will include Beth Mellick ED, Wettenhall Environment Trust, will outline the achievements of the Trust. Richard Loyn, Director, Eco Insights, will give highlights of the findings from the bird monitoring surveys Sally Day, Greta Landcare Coordinator, will give insights into the nestbox programs she has been managing.

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Swamps Rivers and Ranges is now back on-line. image

Swamps Rivers and Ranges is now back on-line and wishing you all a very Happy New Year. We have re-built our web site, which has taken some time because of hosting arrangements and hope that this re-build will make the site more responsive, user and media friendly. For some of  you who we have just joined us, apologies that it has taken us quite a long time to get you onto our list. I met many of these people back in November at the Wooragee Rural Fair so I trust that their keen interest continues now we have the new website. We are looking forward to an exciting 2016 and have been funded for another year with have an additional $10,000 to invest into further community education activities.  Our Bird ...

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Investment Framework for Environmental Resources workshop… image

On Friday July 31st some of the SRR committee and some community members met with Beth Mellick and Geoff Park at the Winton Wetlands Hub to be introduced, by Beth and Geoff, to the INFFER system of landscape assessment. INFFER  “Investment Framework for Environmental Resources” is a process developed to help with assessment and consideration of landscape restoration – the ecology, the potential, the opportunities, the constraints and all of those hard to pin point facts which combine to determine how and why a particular area will benefit and change with restoration work and funding. This was a fascinating day and allowed all attending to better comprehend the complexities of landscape restoration and the importance of understanding the detail of potential ...

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Blueprint Launched by Cathy Mc Gowan in Wangaratta standard

SWAMPS RIVERS & RANGES BLUEPRINT LAUNCHED BY CATHY MCGOWAN FEDERAL MP FOR INDI AT MERRIWA PARK WANGARATTA TODAY AT 11AM                 The initial Blueprint of a broad scale landscape restoration project covering a large area within the north east of Victoria was launched in Wangaratta by local Indi Federal MP Cathy McGowan this morning, Friday July 3rd. Pictured L-R Stephen Routledge, (Project Manager) Digby Race (Trustee NWF), Bronwyn Chapman (Manager Environment Rural City of Wangaratta) Cathy McGowan (Independent Federal Member for Indi.) Adam Wettenhall (Trustee NWF) Swamps Rivers & Ranges (SRR) is a community driven Landscape Restoration Project funded by the Norman Wettenhall Foundation (NWF) which is a well known and respected philanthropic trust ...

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PRESS RELEASE: SWAMPS RIVERS & RANGES BLUEPRINT LAUNCH BY CATHY MCGOWAN FEDERAL MP FOR INDI AT MERRIWA PARK WANGARATTA FRIDAY 3RD JULY AT 11AM standard

The initial Blueprint of a broad scale landscape restoration project covering a large area within the north east of Victoria will be launched in Wangaratta by local Indi Federal MP Cathy McGowan on Friday July 3rd. Swamps Rivers & Ranges (SRR) is a community driven Landscape Restoration Project funded by the Norman Wettenhall Foundation (NWF) which is a well known and respected philanthropic trust dedicated to supporting community driven environmental projects. SRR is the most recent Landscape Restoration Project to be set up by the NWF in Victoria, connecting community to their landscape and building on the biodiversity of that landscape. The SRR project area runs north to south from Cheshunt to the Murray and east to west from Beechworth ...

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Lost Landscape… standard

This is a quote taken from a paragraph in Robert Macfarlane’s new book Landmarks. Macfarlane quoting botanist Oliver Rackham in his book: The History of the Countryside 1986. ‘the great botanist Oliver Rackham describes four ways in which ‘landscape is lost’: through the loss of beauty,the loss of freedom,the loss of wildlife and vegetation and the loss of meaning. I admire the way that aesthetics, human experience, ecology and semantics are given parity in his list. Of these loses the last is hardest to measure. But it is clear that there is now less need to know in detail the terrains beyond our towns and cities, unless our relationships with them are in some way professionally or recreationally specialised.’

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Swamps Rivers & Ranges Project Update….. standard

Recently I’ve been approached by several people wondering how we are getting on with the project and what form it is taking at this early stage.  As a long term landscape restoration project, I consider that Swamps, Rivers & Ranges has the potential to continue for some years, up to a decade or more. This potential makes it even more important that we approach what we do with caution, extensive consultation and consideration.  To that end I will continue to work with people across the project area and plan on getting back to groups, including Landcare groups, over the coming months to update you with our progress so far. What we have been up to – In a few weeks time ...

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Draft Swamps Rivers and Ranges purposes for our model rules for an incorporated association standard

Can everyone please have a look at these purposes of Swamps Rivers & Ranges and add anything they think is relative now or could be to our organisation in 10 to 15 years time. Swamps Rivers and Ranges is a community-driven project designed to strengthen the relationships between people and the landscapes they live in, for their mutual benefit. Form partnerships with other organisations. Connect people with their landscape. Raise funds and apply for grants Develop plans and strategies Produce documents brochures maps and other materials related to the project Develop digital communications related to the purposes of the project Engage staff and volunteers to deliver our purposes To strengthen the connections between landholders and land managers and land users ...

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