NSW Landcare Support Program 2015-19 Announced

The NSW Government will provide $15 million over four years to renew the government-community relationship and unlock the full potential of the thousands of volunteers in the Landcare network.

The program reflects the sentiment of the Memorandum of Understanding between Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.  It has been designed to put Landcare on a more sustainable funding footing, with the majority of the funds going to community-based local coordinator positions.

Factsheet 1 - Landcare Support Program 2015-19Factsheet 2 - Landcare Coordinator Program
Factsheet 3 - Landcare Community of Practice Factsheet 4 - Landcare Future Fund

 

Anika Molesworth and Joshua Gilbert attended the 2015 Paris COP21 climate change conference as two young Australian farmers concerned about climate change. With the support of many, they shared their story, and the story of Australian agriculture on the global stage. They learnt about agricultural systems from around the world, the innovative ways in which farmers are adapting to climate change practices, and how agriculture across the world is being impacted by climate change.

Click here for Art4Agriculture's Gateway site.

Landcare in a Box is a collection of resources provided under the 2011-15 NSW Landcare Support Program. Click on the Titles for

Landcare Fact Sheets

Landcare Policy Templates

Organisational Health Checks & Other Ant Resources

Upcoming Events
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May
Watershed Landcare will be hosting a Farm Walk on Saturday 28 May at Eastwood, Rylstone. The landholders operate a mixed grazing system and are keen to share their next challenge of how to incorporate an undeveloped block of 20 hectares into their system.
Where: 'Eastwood', Rylstone
When: May 28, 2016
from 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
5
Jun
For our AGM this year we have decided to combine a talk about what we achieved in 2015 with a harvest feast and an Annual General Meeting - please come along. It will be a great chance for you all to meet our committee (past and new), hear about all our achievements for 2015 and share a meal with fellow Landcare members.
Where: Orange
When: Jun 05, 2016
from 12:30 PM to 04:00 PM
18
Jun
Come along and learn all about bush tucker and local shorebirds as part of the latest free environmental event run by Lake Macquarie Landcare. The hands-on workshop at Osmond Reserve in Swansea will be held on Saturday 18 June and will introduce participants to the large range of bush foods and traditional medicines found in our local bushland environments. Local Landcarers, Garry Stewart and Don Roach, will lead a tour around the beautiful foreshore site, identifying and demonstrating the many uses of bush tucker plants, with samples of native jams available to taste. Lake Macquarie City Council’s Ecosystems Project Officer, Mandy McDonald, will also be present to talk about monthly shorebird surveys in the region. Lunch is provided for all participants. The workshop is part of the Super Saturday Sessions; a series of free monthly environmental workshops hosted by Lake Macquarie Landcare.
Where: Osmond Reserve, Swansea 2281
When: Jun 18, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
25
Jun
Intrepid Landcare is being launched in the Hunter Region! Intrepid Landcare is an adventure-based roving Landcare group for young people, combining environmental work with awesome adventure! Intrepid Landcare will be kick-started in the Hunter in late June with a free weekend retreat for passionate young people! The retreat is open to anyone aged 16 – 30 years, who are up for making a difference in the world and having fun. The retreat will be held at Glenrock Lagoon Scout Camp from Saturday 25th June – Sunday 26th June. You must be able to get there and attend the entire weekend. The retreat is jam packed with heaps of adventure and leadership training. It is perfect for young people who love the environment and are eager to do stuff that matters. There are limited spots. Register your interest by 12 June to attend the retreat! The retreat is being funded by Hunter Region Landcare Network, Hunter Local Land Services, National Landcare Programme, Landcare Australia, Lake Macquarie City Council, Lake Macquarie Youth Advisory Council and Greg Piper – Member for Lake Macquarie. For more information please see the Intrepid Landcare Facebook page or call 4921 0392.
Where: Glenrock Scout Camp Centre
When: Jun 25, 2016 09:00 AM to Jun 26, 2016 03:00 PM

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