Landcare: CONFERENCE – Growing Sustainable Communities – 25 years of Landcare 1986-2011

Dear Member Groups,

This is a special email for the upcoming 25th anniversary conference and apologies for any cross-postings. Our usual newsletters will be circulating soon. Please forward this email to any of your members who may be interested as this email is being sent to group contacts and to Landcare support staff where listed.

Growing sustainable communities
25 years of Landcare
1986 – 2011

Dear friend,

In November a number of events will be held around the state to mark the 25th Anniversary of Landcare.

One of the highlights will be a full day conference to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday 15th November 2011.

The conference invites landcarers and supporters to come together for a day of exciting presentations and interactive sessions and provides the opportunity to:
· share successes over 25 years with inspiring stories of landscape change
· learn about growing the landcare movement in the next 25 years
· meet landcarers and likeminded people from around the state.

Guest speakers
Andrew Campbell
John Williams

HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?

Promote the conference
Send this email on to your contacts or visit the Landcare gateway to download the conference poster for display in your workplace.

Attend conference
This is a conference for Landcare members, volunteers, support staff, stakeholders and supporters, sustainable farmers, environment and friends groups, teachers and students, local government councillors and staff, and government professionals.

Numbers are limited and some quotas apply to ensure that everyone has the best possible opportunity to attend.

Register before 7 October to have the best chance of securing your place. For registration details visit Landcare gateway.

Present a workshop or seminar
We are calling for expressions of interest in presenting workshop and seminar sessions, along the following broad themes:
1. Growing the future – sustainable primary production
2. Staying connected – a healthy Landcare community
3. Respecting our country – challenges and solutions

It is intended that workshop sessions would run for about 50 minutes with a varying number of participants.

Deadline for expressions of interest is 24 September 2011.

Enter the poster exhibition
We are calling for entries under the above conference themes. Visit the Landcare gateway to find our more.

Deadline for entering the poster exhibition is Friday 7 October.

For more information on all aspects of conference.
Visit the Landcare gateway

Contact David Rooks on tel: 5952 3331, Mob 0418 115 935 or enquiries

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About Julian Carroll

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