2017 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference

The 2017 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference will be held from the 25-27 October, at the Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW. The Conference is being hosted by Landcare NSW and Murray Local Land Services, and is being coordinated in partnership with local Landcare and community groups.  Click here to visit the conference website.

 

2017 Landcare Awards - Close date extended and Fish Habitat Award added

It’s time to recognise the commitment of those Australians working to protect the environment and delivering more sustainable agriculture.

We are urging all Landcare groups and volunteers to nominate those hard working, passionate people for recognition in the 2017 Landcare awards.  If you or your group are involved in protecting or improving your local environment, farm, coastline, bushland, wetland, waterway, school, region, catchment or backyard, there is a category in this year’s awards for you.

To nominate, please click here to submit an entry. You will need to set up an account to do this, which will allow you to save your entry as you go and finish it later. Nominations for NSW close 17th July 2017.  To find out more about the Awards process, including key dates and categories, click here.

Please contact eAwards at 1300 95 95 55 or email info@eawards.com.au if you have any technical issues.

For any questions relating to the NSW Awards, please contact the NSW Awards Coordinator: 

Chris McCulloch
NSW Landcare Program Manager
Local Land Services 
Email: chris.mcculloch@lls.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 6333 2315

All winners at the state and territory level will go on to be finalists at the 2018 National Landcare Awards.

Insurance for Landcare Groups

For a number of years one of the key things Landcare groups have asked for is cost effective insurance that provides adequate protection for group members.  Landcare NSW are now able to deliver on that need with the new Membership & Insurance Program.

Also, for a number of years one of the key things governments at all levels, investors and partner organisations have asked for is accurate information about Landcare in NSW, the number of groups and volunteers involved – the army on the ground.  The new Membership and Insurance program is one of the ways that Landcare NSW can deliver on this need.

Visit the Landcare NSW Membership & Insurance portal to get an on-line quote for your insurance requirements, progress to pay for your membership and policy, and then be able to access your membership certificate and certificates of currency whenever you need them with your group log-in.

Groups "Tell their Stories"

Under the Local Landcare Coordinator initiative, one of the products has been the development of a case study template that allows groups to “tell their story”.  The feature is available for all groups who have a Gateway page – simply log in and choose add new case study.  It’s a great way to produce a summary report on any activity or project your group has done – it is visible as a web page view, or can be downloaded into a PDF format that can be used as a flyer, inserted in a report, or even blown up for use as a poster.

In completing case studies you are letting everyone know the great range of things that groups do – and are adding to an online library of activities that allows groups and individuals to Share Learn and Connect. We do hope you take the opportunity to tell your story by submitting a case study or two.  Go to http://www.landcare.nsw.gov.au/help/how-to/case-studies-on-the-gateway for instructions, and contact your local Landcare Coordinator who can help.  When you submit  your case study it will be reviewed and once endorsed will be visible.  Check out the case studies that have been completed so far.

Upcoming Events
5
Jul
Member consultation workshop for Southern ACT and Ginninderra Catchment Groups Strategic Planning
Where: Frank Fenner Seminar Room, Australian National University. Building 141, Rm 1.01
When: Jul 05, 2017
from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
6
Jul
Where: Murrumbateman Recreation Ground Hall
When: Jul 06, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
6
Jul
Who: Kat is a third year PhD student at the ANU Fenner School and CSIRO. Kat's PhD project compared the distribution patterns of ground-dwelling beetle communities in a mixed-farming landscape in the NSW Lachlan Catchment. She used pitfall traps to catch beetles along 400 m transects that extended from remnant woodland patches into four contrasting farm land uses during an entire growing season. What: Kat will present some findings on the habitat preferences of beetles and the effects of seasonal change, based on a large data set of 495 species and 11,360 individuals. Her talk will give everyone an insight into the delightfully challenging world of entomology and the importance of conserving beetle biodiversity. When: 7.00pm, Thursday 6 July Where: Murrumbateman Recreation Ground Hall RSVP: For catering and crowd management purposes, please RSVP by email (mlg_sec@yan.org.au)
When: Jul 06, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
6
Jul
Organised by Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary.
Where: Ford Community Centre
When: Jul 06, 2017
from 07:00 PM
11
Jul
Professor Paul Boon has just finished writing a book on the Hawkesbury – no one has done this before! It will be published in July 2017.
Where: Hornsby Central Library
When: Jul 11, 2017
from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

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