Spring has finally sprung here in Whittlesea and surrounds! Check out these beautiful wildflowers photographed along roadsides in Kinglake West, Humevale and Whittlesea this week. Send your wildflower pics to James.firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to share them with our growing blog community.
Is your property greater than two hectares and zoned for rural land use?
If yes, then you are eligible to apply for Council’s Environmental Works Grant Program 2018.
The Environmental Works Grant Program provides a financial incentive to rural landowners to protect and enhance Whittlesea’s biodiversity. The Program offers grants of up to $1500 for fencing projects which permanently protect remnant vegetation from livestock, fencing and planting around farm dams, and revegetation projects including shelterbelt establishment and environmental weed control within remnant vegetation.
Environmental Works Grant Program is now open for applications until 30 November 2017.
Click here to apply:
Call Mark Williams, Council’s Sustainable Land Management Officer, on 9217 2471 for more information or to discuss a project proposal.
World Environment Day Event
Saturday 3 June, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Location: Westfield Plenty Valley, 415 McDonalds Rd, Mill Park
Celebrate World Environment Day and join in on some fun family activities on offer at Westfield Shopping Centre. While you shop, learn about the environmental gems of Whittlesea. During this event there will be:
And much more!
For further information about this free event contact Nicola Vaughan on 9217 2560
You are invited to join Geoff Lay from the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria for a guided walk and talk on the fascinating world of fungi.
Fungi are one of the most diverse biological groups on earth. They are critical for the growth of most Australian plants by forming relationships with plants and making nutrients more readily available to the plants. They also play a crucial ecosystem role in breaking down organic matter and returning nutrients to the soil.
We’ll learn about the vast range of fungi that exists in Whittlesea, from the large and easy to observe, to the tiny and delicate, and maybe ones you’ve never noticed before.
This will be an outdoor event so dress appropriately. Light morning tea will be provided.
Date: Sunday 7 May 2017
Time: 9:30am – 12pm
Location: Whittlesea Community Activity Centre (57 Laurel St, Whittlesea)
For further information contact Council’s Sustainable Land Management Officer, Mark Williams, on 9217 2471 or email email@example.com.
An event flyer is available here