Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups Inc

September 2021 Newsletter 


Keeping you up to date with local Landcare news

KCLG incorporates independent Baranduda and Yackandandah Creek as well as fully-merged Kiewa-Bonegilla, Kergunyah, Gundowring, Dederang Primary School & Upper Kiewa Landcare Groups. KCLG has a volunteer committee of representatives from our Landcare groups and funded Landcare Facilitator and Project Officer positions.

Hello Landcarers,

Welcome to the September edition of the KCLG eNews! What beautiful spring weather we are having which is great for all the plants that have gone in the ground over the last couple of months! 

KCLG is delighted to announce we have a new Landcare Facilitator and Project Officer position.  In this issue, we have included an introduction to our new staff, plus an announcement for expressions of interest in our new Soil Carbon Farming Project and a Sloanes Froglet workshop coming up with Baranduda Landcare. 

If you have something to promote such as an event, planting day or other Landcare related matter, let me know and I'll include it in the next issue. 

Shannon Brennan 

Facilitator - Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups

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New Landcare Facilitator and Project Officer


Shannon Brennan is the newly appointed Landcare Facilitator for the Kiewa Catchment Landcare area.  Shannon has a passion for working with landholders and the community who care about looking after their land, water and environmental assets. She has a background in natural resource management, specialising in river management and has spent the last 15 years working with the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority and South East Local Land Services on the NSW Far South Coast.   Having grown up in the Upper Murray region Shannon has a sound connection with North-East Victoria and has recently moved into the Leneva area. 

Charles Daaboul is the newly appointed Projects Officer for the Kiewa Catchment Landcare Group. Charles has 5 years’ experience working with local government in the Riverina and Murray region of NSW as a Biosecurity Weeds Officer and Vegetation Management Officer. Originally from Greater Western Sydney, Charles found his love for the environment exploring the beautiful remnant bushland of the Blue Mountains while learning his trade as a project officer with Greening Australia. In 2020 Charles relocated to the Kiewa Valley with his partner and young kids, where they are currently building their family home in Tangambalanga.

Kiewa Catchment Landcare Group is delighted to have Shannon and Charles join the team and is looking forward to local volunteer groups receiving the support and connection that our new team is keen to deliver.

Shannon and Charles are both working in part time roles.  You can contact Shannon on email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0407 227 814 and Charles on email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone on 0493 268 085. 

Expressions of Interest Open 

Seeking demonstration farms for new soil carbon farming project in the Kiewa Valley

Have you heard about ‘soil carbon farming, carbon trading or regenerative agriculture’ and want to know more about what it all means?

Soil carbon farming can have many benefits including building drought resilience, improved productivity and be a potential opportunity for an additional revenue stream from trading soil carbon credits. 

Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups Inc is (KCLG) is proud to present this exciting new project which is funded by Commonwealth Future drought fund project. The project will be supported by Soil Land Food an independent organisation specialising in soils and regenerative agricultural systems.The project will be delivered from October 2021 – June 2022.

Demystifying what is meant by soil carbon farming for landholders in our region will help our landholders/farmers learn about different soil carbon farming methods and identify the soil health benefits and potential  of income from  carbon farming including:

  •  pasture development 
  •  rotational grazing practices
  •  soil measurement systems (including how to actually measure soil carbon) 
  •  understand the process for registration, approval, and payment for the generation of carbon credits.
  • Community events will include field days, information sessions and case studies/webinars (youtube) where learnings and knowledge can be exchanged.   

 KCLG are currently inviting expressions of interest from landholders/farmers to get involved in soil carbon regenerative land management solutions.

 In order to be eligible landholders/farmers are you able to:

  • be a member of the Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups
  • be willing to establish 3 x 1 ha plots to be used for trial/showcase carbon farming methods
  • be able to fence sites by January 2021 (note incentives up to $9000 per property will be available for the provision of fencing materials)
  • be willing to participate in 3 field days and share learnings with other landholders; and
  • participate in a case study so that the information can be presented and disseminated to the wider community. 

So give us a call to explore regenerative agriculture opportunities on your farm, or for more information for landcare projects opportunities on your farm please contact us direct or via the expression of interest form prior to 30th September 2021.   


KCLG Project Officer Charles Dabauul  on 0493 268 085 or

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KCLG Landcare Facilitator Shannon Brennan on 0407 227 814 or

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Baranduda Landcare Sloane’s Champion Workshop

Date - early October ( pending confirmation)

Photo courtesy of David Hunter

Sloane's Froglet Crinia sloanei is an endangered species known locally in the Albury and Thurgoona area where a Citizens Science "Sloane's Champions" group actively monitors its distribution and abundance.

Recently Sloane's Froglet have been confirmed in Baranduda, the Lower Kiewa and Wodonga.

We (Baranduda LCare, WULN and Friends of Wrens) hope to expand the Sloane's Champions network into the Victorian side of the border and this workshop will provide an overview of the FrogID app used to submit recordings as part of the citizens science project.  

Join Frog ID App's Jodi Rowley, NSW's DPIE's Threatened species officers Helen Waudby & Dave Hunter, WULN's Waterway Project Officer Karen Retra & Sloane's Champions from groups including Woolshed Thurgoona & Corowa Landcare

Stay tuned for further details (via Baranduda Landcare Facebook post)

For more information on the Sloane’s Froglet Click here

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