BENDIGO residents can join Clean Up Australia Day events at seven public sites across Bendigo this Sunday.
Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Alec Sandner said people could make a difference to the environment by spending a couple of hours cleaning up their local area.
Clean-up sites include Kennington Reservoir and Strathdale Park, O'Keefe Rail Trail, Epsom- Barnadown Rd, Edwards Rd - Marong, Guys Hill Rd - Strathfieldsaye, Avery Rd - Eaglehawk and Long Gully Reserve.
Dairy pastures for profit
DAIRY farmers will be able to learn about managing pastures at the Department of Primary Industries' Feeding Pastures for Profit program across southwest Victoria next month.
The program is designed to help farmers make decisions about their pastures and farm profits. Courses will be held on March 7 and 14 in Colac, March 20 and 27 in Timboon, March 21 and 28 in Warrnambool and March 21 and 28 in Yambuk.
For further details, phone DPI on 5561 9914.
Latrobe to Let the Sunshine
DAVID Williamson's satirical comedy, Let the Sunshine, starring Peter Phelps and Dennis Coard, will be performed at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre next month.
"The play has a wonderful cast of well known Australian actors and delivers a hilarious snapshot of middle Australia," Latrobe City performing arts and venues co-ordinator Kathleen Roberts said.
Tickets for the March 20 performance can be booked on 5176 3559.
RANGERS have reopened the Pine Gully Nature Trail after completing repairs to the 2km track.
This marks the start of a $70,000 recovery project across seven locations to provide access to 17km of bushwalking tracks damaged by the 2010 floods.
Parks Victoria Wangaratta ranger in charge Chris Mercier said Sunrise Walking Track was next.
WORK on the gardens surrounding the Echuca Civic Centre will be completed for Anzac Day.
The work is being undertaken as part of the $5.1 million Campaspe Regional Library project.
Campaspe Shire's Cr Neil Repacholi said structural works were complete, including the steel, timber framing and brick work. "Last week, the concrete slab for the canopy walkway into the facility was poured," Cr Repacholi said.
"The finished canopy will see red- gum timber from the Echuca Wharf refurbishment project used."
The existing rose garden would be removed and the roses reused.
Pathway works would begin soon and the sun dial commemorating the Queen's visit in 1954 will be relocated.
Cr Repacholi said when the garden work was completed, watering of the would continue to ensure the area was ready for the Anzac Day service.