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

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 16th June 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
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May
Come along to hear from Ben Watts, from Bralca, about how drones can assist you in your agricultural enterprise and the laws related to the use of drones for private use. Ben will provide a flying demonstration, where you will learn: - Setup, procedures and safety checks - How to control your drone and, - Basic maintenance and repair of your drone
Where: Humula Club
When: May 30, 2017
from 02:05 PM to 05:30 PM
2
Jun
Central Tablelands Landcare is one of the partnering organisations for this event. The workshops are focussed on sharing ideas for building better more resilient local small farm producers - I am really looking forward to the days - hope to see some of our membership there as well. Here is some information being released about the event.
Where: Orange
When: Jun 02, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM
3
Jun
Enjoy an eco-tour of three ‘Land for Wildlife’ properties that also support a highly successful potato growing enterprise. Learn how to balance conservation with sustainable land management.
Where: 'Rosedale' 'Rosedale' 4071 Grabben Gully Rd, Crookwell
When: Jun 03, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
3
Jun
Discover more about the unique up-land swamp ecosystems at this information session. Participate in activities to help maintain the local swamp and all the species that depend on it.
Where: Clarence
When: Jun 03, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
3
Jun
Join us for the Conservation Council’s annual dinner, a fundraising event that supports the operation of the Conservation Council ACT region.
Where: National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive Western Creek ACT.
When: Jun 03, 2017
from 07:00 PM to 11:59 PM

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