Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Victorian Landcare Awards 2009

Posted on 13 August, 2009 by Connecting Country

Voting is now open for the Victorian Landcare Awards 2009.

Visit the website to vote for our local heroes!

The website has a full list of nominated people.  Some familiar names might include Caroline Lovel from Baringhup Landcare Group, Geoff Park from Newstead Landcare Group, Ian Grenda from the Tarrangower Cactus Control Committee, Penny Roberts from Newham and District Landcare Group, and Judy Crocker from Mid Loddon Sub-Catchment Management Group

The winner will be announced on September 8th.


Landcare Week celebrates 20 year milestone

Posted on 13 August, 2009 by Connecting Country

This year we will celebrate 20 years in the Landcare journey.  Landcare week celebrates the huge contribution landcare volunteers have made to their local communities over the past 20 years, as well as encouraging others to put their hands up and get involved.

Landcare Week 2009 will run from the 7th – 11th September.

See the Landcare Week website for more information and to register your event.


position vacant – project manager

Posted on 26 July, 2009 by Connecting Country

Connecting Country (Mount Alexander Region) Inc invites applications for the position of Project Manager.

Connecting Country is seeking to appoint a resourceful, innovative and collaborative Project Manager to guide its landscape scale restoration project through the next phase of implementation.

The position is for 12 months with an extension subject to further funding.  The position salary is between $55,000 and $65,000.

Position Description available in ‘Documents and Publications’ on this website or contact Secretary Jan Hall on 5470 5556

For further information contact

Written applications should be marked Confidential – Project Manager: Connecting Country and  be submitted to The Secretary, PO Box 437, Castlemaine VIC 3450

by 5.00 p.m., Tuesday August 18th, 2009.