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The Junior Landcarer | FEBRUARY 2011 ISSUE
Westpac Junior Landcare Student Sustainability Leadership Grant Recipients

Westpac and Junior Landcare would like to congratulate all the successful Westpac Junior Landcare Student Sustainability Leadership recipients.

The list of successful recipients are available on

Hurry! Get your applications in before these grant rounds close

fMelbourne Water’s “Healthy Waterways Raingardens Program"

Applications must be received before Friday, February 11, 2011 (5pm EST).
Schools and youth groups in the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment area in Victoria (see map) can apply for up to $5,000 to build a raingarden, which will contribute to cleaner, healthier rivers and creeks. Grant recipients will also be helping Melbourne Water reach the target of 10,000 raingardens.

Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grant 2011 Round 1

Round 1 applications must be received before Friday, February 25, 2011 (5pm EST).

Since 2008 Coles has been providing School Garden Grants of up to $1,000 to schools and youth groups to help create gardens in their grounds or community, such as bush tucker gardens, water wise gardens or veggie gardens.

These programs encourage students to learn about the environment through “outdoor learning” and interaction in developing their own school gardens.

  • Round 2 closes Friday, May 13, 2011
  • Round 3 closes Friday, August 5, 2011

Download the Coles Grant Application Form

Download the Coles Guidelines

Latest news from Junior Landcare

Yates Sunflower Challenge: 25th February 2011

The last day for your sunflower final measurements is fast approaching.

Participants should login online to upload photos and stats of their sunflowers on or before February 25 at

Winners will be announced by March 7.


Identifying Dung Beetles

Landcare Australia's Dung Beetle is available now! So if you spot a Dung Beetle hard at work and you want to know what species you have in your garden, head over to the Resources page on

Quick Fact: The Australian Dung Beetle Project (1965–1985), conceived and led by Dr. George Bornemissza, of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)


Have a Junior Landcare story you want to share?

Do you have a story of interest to the Junior Landcare community? It could be about a project, or an achievement that will inspire other Junior Landcarers.

Stories will be printed in the Junior Landcare section of Landcare in Focus.
Email stories here

Events and Dates

Feb 11
Melbourne Water Raingarden Grant Close

Feb 25
Coles JL Garden Grant Round 1 Close

Yates Sunflower Challenge Last day for final measurements

March 3
Landcare in Focus Published

March 6
Clean Up Australia Day

March 7
Yates Sunflower Challenge winners announced

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