VRAN plans for new rabbit bootcamp

VRAN and Aboriginal Victoria representatives discuss planning for the 2018 rabbit bootcamp
VRAN, Parks Victoria and Aboriginal Victoria representatives discuss planning for the 2018 rabbit bootcamp

Planning is underway for the second Rabbit Bootcamp, to be held in the second half of 2018.

The course is part of VRAN’s efforts to boost the expertise of community members and others who manage rabbits in Victoria. The 2018 program will build on the first successful rabbit ‘bootcamp’, held in 2015, which connected participants with rabbit management experts, and then provided ongoing support as they returned to their communities and began implementing their new knowledge.

A workshop was held on Friday 23 March to review the original course and begin planning the new program.

VRAN thanks all those who gave their time and knowledge for this initiative, including: VRAN steering group and mentors, members of the Leaps and Bounds Learning Network, Aboriginal Victoria, Parks Victoria, Landcare, Trust for Nature, Department of Premier & Cabinet, Agriculture Victoria, Arthur Rylah Institute, Catchment Management Authorities and local government.

The Expression of Interest process for the next Rabbit Bootcamp and Learning Network will be launched soon. To see what previous participants have to say about the program, visit rabbitaction.com/stories/.

Hopetoun rabbit control workshop

A rabbit browsing on a shrub.Join the Hopetoun Landcare Group for a free community rabbit control workshop on Wednesday 28 March.

Landowners and community members are invited to hear the latest information, see practical demonstrations, and chat with industry and Agriculture Victoria staff.

The day kicks off at 9:30 am, and includes a free pub roast lunch and transport to the field demonstration.

Please RSVP for catering purposes to Claire Kelly at the Hopetoun Landcare Group: southernmallelandcarenetwork@gmail.com or 0478170765.

See the attached flyer for more information.