Whale watching path complete
Summer edition of the Upper Bidgee Bulletin now available!
Diversity of plants means better food for pollinators
Control erosion on a small scale to prevent sites from becoming major gullies.
Hollows as Homes is a citizen science program asking you to report hollows in your local area, and the wildlife using the hollows.
Winda Woppa. Hawks Nest NSW 2324
The important role healthy chickens have in African Communities and keeping backyard chooks healthy.
Three Valleys Landcare Facebook Page
Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife Grant provides trees for Boatharbour.
RegenTV is the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators' online library of restoration videos.
In the unprecedented heat waves of January 2017, Cowra Vet Centre says pet owners and farmers have reported animals showing visible signs of heat stress. People are controlling heat through artificial air-conditioning and not empathising with the stress animals in the environment are experiencing.
Upper Lachlan Landcare structure and future planning as published in the Crookwell Gazette 14.2.2017
What you didn't want for Christmas as published in the Crookwell Gazette 31.1.2017
Value existing paddock trees as published in the Crookwell Gazette 17.1.2017
Central Tablelands Landcare with assistance through a non-competitive Landcare grant from the Central Tablelands LLS is bringing Cam Wilson to our district so that we can learn first hand some ideas for tackling erosion and slowing water in our local area. This will be a great follow up for our members that visited Mulloon Creek a few years ago.
Fig Trees in the Illawarra
Landcare in Early Settlement:
Muswellbrook Shire Council announced Martindale Creek Catchment Landcare as the winner of the 2017 Environment Award at their annual Australia Day Awards.
The NSW Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative has partnered with the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program to help make sure that Landcare can be about people care as well!
The 2017 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference has been announced to be held in Albury in late October.
Published 25 November 2016. November 20 – 27 marks Australian Pollinator week, bringing these usually unnoticed insects to the forefront of peoples’ thoughts, with the goal of supporting and protecting their populations...
A new tool that makes native seeds easier to handle has won researchers a top prize at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards. The innovation will transform how vast areas such as mine sites and degraded agricultural lands are revegetated.
We are hosting two Dung Beetle workshops in early December - the resources below will help you prepare for this workshop - but also to learn more about Dung Beetles in Australia after the workshop.
Another successful year for the Gearys Gap/Wamboin Landcare Group.
Published 18 November 2016. Watershed Landcare are launching a new project which will provide landholders with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of aspects that influence soil health...
Published 11 November 2016. November 19 marks an important milestone - Watershed Landcare turns 20!...
Published 4 November 2016. Watershed Landcare will be hosting a workshop on Multi Species Pasture Cropping with Colin Seis, pioneer of this innovative cropping technique which was developed right here in the Central Tablelands...
Tocal College in partnership with SafeWork NSW is offering subsidised quad bike training to eligible farmers and their workers at various locations across NSW.
Berry Landcare was presented with the Winner's Award as 2016 Conservation Champion by Gareth Ward MP, Member for Kiama and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast at a ceremony in Kiama on 27 October 2016
We're excited to be able to share that Murrumbidgee Landcare's Cross Property project has just been announced as the winner of the "Natural Environment" Award in the 2016 Green Globe Awards.
Published 28 October 2016. As the old adage goes, there's more than one way to skin a cat and, likewise, there's more than one way to improve and maintain the condition and productivity of pastures...
Greening Australia and the Bowning, Bookham and Districts Landcare Group bird identification walk on September 25th 2016 at Black Range Road South Bowning.
Greening Australia and the Bowning, Bookham and Districts Landcare Group bird identification walk on September 25th 2016 at Black Range Road South Bowning.
Brunswick Valley Landcare produces a monthly newsletter.
Published 21 October 2016. The field day will now be held on Thursday 3 November at 'Maidavale', 978 Castlereagh Highway, 10 km north of Gulgong. Watershed Landcare have invited Agricultural Consultant and Journalist, Robert Freebairn to be our guest speaker on the day...
Spring edition of the Upper Bidgee Bulletin now available!
Published 14 October 2016. This weekend why not learn about woodlands, weeds or bees while you get out in the fresh air?...
Published 7 October 2016. Healthy soils are the foundation for healthy pastures and, in turn, healthy livestock. But how can you improve the health of your soils?...
Published 30 September 2016. Want to learn more about bush foods and our indigenous culture while enjoying a delicious brunch?...
GLENRAC will host Rural Womens Day Event
Published 23 September 2016. As part of the Digging deeper into Watershed Soils project, Watershed Landcare have invited Robert Freebairn to be our special guest speaker at a Field Day on pasture establishment and management...
Published 16 September 2016. Futurelands2, a public forum will explore our changing relationship to land. The forum will gather farmers, artists, custodians and scholars to lead this essential discussion, and invites visitors to engage in novel ways with the region’s natural and farming environments...
Jenny Goldie of Michelago Landcare and Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare attended the National Landcare Conference that was held in Melbourne last month. Here is her report on the conference activities.
Hawks Nest NSW
The Australian Government invites you to provide feedback on the National Landcare Programme through an online survey. The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete and your response will be confidential.
Hawks Nest NSW
Published 9 September 2016. Despite an extremely wet start to spring the weather turned it on last Thursday at the Mudgee Showground, just in time for Green Day!
In September 2016 we sent out a quick survey to all our members on our e-newsletter list as well as posting the survey and links on Facebook and other social media. We got 60 replies back in total, 43 from our membership (about a 10% reply rate across our membership of about 400) and we also got 17 replies from our weblink and link on Facebook. The results will support our current application for revegetation grant support through the NSW Environmental Trust.
The Gearys Gap/Wamboin Landcare Group will have a trailer-load of native plants, propagated in Wamboin and suitable for this area, for sale at the Wamboin Home Produce Market on Saturday 17th, 9am to noon at the Wamboin Community Hall, 112 Bingley Way, Wamboin. Come early to get the pick of the bunch!
Bega Valley Shire Council has given BDC a grant to purchase plants, guards and stakes for our work at Cuttagee Point for 2016/17. The grant is being administered by FSCLA, which we appreciate - thank you.
Michael Rowe Wildflower Walk. Hawks Nest
Published 2 September 2016. Water is unlikely to be the limiting factor for growth this spring. But have you thought about what's going on in your soil to get the most out of all the rain we've had?
Published 26 August 2016. What can two young men from Brisbane do with an orange van? Restore dignity, and start conversations!
Published 12 August 2016. The Landholder Rehabilitation grants program is a joint initiative between Mid-Western Regional Council and Watershed Landcare and seeks to support property owners to implement on ground works which aim to improve our local river systems and properties within Mid-Western Regional area.
Published 19 August 2016. Interested in knowing more about bees and maybe keeping your own hive?
Hawks Nest. NSW
Sick of Pokemon Go? Now Australians have a much better reason to explore their local streets, backyards, parks and gardens with their smartphones: the third annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count, which takes place from 17-23 October.
volunteering on the annual Bushcare Major Day Out Hawks Nest & Tea Gardens NSW
This Toolkit is designed for all Landcare NSW networks to provide information on both internal and external communication activities. If you are involved in Landcare in any capacity, from a committee member to a Local Landcare Coordinator, this kit is for you.
Manning Landcare has been working with landholders to introduce Nigrospora oryzae fungal spores to paddocks infested with Giant Parramatta Grass.
Men who own and operate farms in NSW are sought to be part of this research.
The Natural Resources Commission provided its final report on the state-wide review of pest animal management, 'Shared Problem, Shared Solutions', to the Premier of NSW on 5 August 2016.
Collective comments from the Landcare NSW Biodiversity Reform Workshops
With support from Local Landcare Coordinator Maddy Gorham, Tarcutta Landcare Group have discovered new energy, and are looking to a bright future.
Published 5 August 2016. In 2016, not only will 1 September signify the beginning of spring, but it is also the date of Watershed Landcare’s 8th Annual Green Day...
Published 29 July 2016. Landcare is all about partnerships, between individuals, communities and organisations...
Published 22 July 2016. Since the beginning of June more than 180 mm of rainfall has been recoded at Mudgee airport. So how do we make the most out of all that water?
Published 15 July 2016. Watershed Landcare will be at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days this Friday and Saturday with workshops, lectures on a variety of topics and informative displays...
Published 8 July 2016. People all around the world have had a long history of using local plants for food and medicine but with the ease and convenience of having everything at our fingertips at the local supermarket, are we loosing this knowledge?
Published 1 July 2016. Watershed Landcare will once again be at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days with our lecture series, workshops and informative displays...
A recent Koala rescue has highlighted the value of the local Friends of the Koala organisation to our area and our Koala population here in Tregeagle.
Following on from last minutes the BBQ in Monga National Park to celebrate our 30yr anniversary will be on Saturday 13th August. Arriving 11.30am at the Mongalowe River Picnic Area for BBQ - and after that a walk in the forest of your choice. There is a Waratah Walk which of course will not be showing any flowers at this point and/or the walk to Penance Grove. All are very easy walking. For those who may like, bring your push bike and perhaps we can ride to the source of the Mongarlowe River. That too is along the road following the river (generally) - We will be bringing some sausages, bread and a sparkling or two but please bring other food to suit. Attached find map to help you get there. Remember it is winter and the park has a lot of tall shading trees, so rug up. If we are lucky we may see a lyrebird or two. If it is really bad weather ….please rsvp by the Friday 12th in case we need to change the venue
Intrepid Landcare has joined forces with Landcare Australia and launched a crowdfunding campaign to get more young people this year to the National Landcare Conference.
Big Data in Agriculture - what is it? What is the potential and what are the pitfalls? Your chance to have your say.
Hawks Nest, NSW
Winda Woppa, Hawks Nest
Published 24 June 2016. Landholders in our district have been undertaking work to create well structured vegetation communities along waterways on their farms to improve landscape function and farm productivity...
Murrumbidgee Landcare's Cross Property Planning project has been very busy revegetating, protecting and enhancing native vegetation in the central Murrumbidgee region. In addition to our on-ground works, we have produced a collection of over 80 resources, which are now freely available on our website!
Dune Care Working-Bee
Published 17 June 2016. Earlier this month, a dozen local graziers toured a range of properties in the Central West to gain an insight into various production systems...
Published 10 June 2016. The weather is getting chilly. That must mean that the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days are just around the corner...
Published 3 June 2016. Last weekend saw a great turn out for Watershed Landcare's Farm Walk exploring grazing management in Rylstone, despite the chilly weather.
Published 27 May 2016. Do you love honey? Do you want to have your own bee hive but don't know where to start?...
Published 20 May 2016. Next weekend Mudgee will once again provide a venue for collaboration between people passionate about seeds, sustainability and the future of food production, from our region and beyond.
Mother-of millions Winda Woppa, Hawks Nest
Members and guests of Martindale Creek Catchment Landcare enjoyed a great night on Sunday November 29, celebrating our first year in operation caring for our local environment by providing information and education to our community.
For the latest news items please visit our website at www.shoalhavenlandcare.org.au
Published 4 March 2016. A reduced erosion risk, longer retention of soil moisture and improved livestock productivity are all valuable assets to landholders. Watershed Landcare has an opportunity for landholders in our region to enhance these features on the land they manage by providing financial assistance to conduct on-ground works. And it all starts with farm waterways...
Published 11 September 2015. A couple of events are coming up over the next few weeks to inform and inspire you about managing our riparian areas through art and science...
Published 28 August 2015. With the Friends of Putta Bucca Wetlands Photography and Logo Design Competition and applications for Watershed Landcare's 'Connecting Our Waterways' project both closing early next week, this weekend is the last opportunity to get your competition entries in and apply for funding for on-ground works...
Published 31 July 2015. Have you got a degraded creek on your patch? Does your watercourse have an unstable channel, erosion or water quality issues you'd like to fix but don't have the expertise or just need some financial assistance to get started?...
Published 12 June 2015. Watercourses are some of the most degraded areas in our landscape and on our farms. But a well managed riparian zone is an asset to any landholder, improving landscape function, productivity and increasing property values. Local native vegetation is the key...
Murrumbidgee Landcare has launched a new video featuring some of the inspiring work being done by farmers to arrest the decline in paddock trees and nurture future generations.
Have you taken innovative actions to adapt to climate change?
Landcare NSW, in conjunction with regional Landcare networks, is hosting biodiversity workshops in locations across NSW. These workshops will provide an opportunity for Landcarers and interested parties to articulate perspectives on the issues of biodiversity in NSW and the NSW Government’s biodiversity reforms.
Land management laws in NSW are being overhauled. This means major changes for anyone with an interest in natural resource management. The NSW government will conduct a webinar on the Biodiversity Reforms especially for Landcare to explain the proposed changes.
The Boulevarde at Winda Woppa Hawks Nest.
$40 billion a year lost due to weeds.
Myall Koala and Environment Group Hawks Nest & Tea Gardens, NSW
Published 13 May 2016. Whether you know it as Sifton Bush, Biddy Bush, or by it's scientific name, Cassinia arcuata, this woody shrub is ubiquitous in our area. Although native, Sifton Bush is endemic to southern Australia, mature plants are unpalatable to livestock and large tracts are not desirable in grazing paddocks and can be a challenge to manage...
Published 6 May 2016. Managing woodland weeds can be a challenge, especially in areas of high conservation value. But having a good plan is the key to success...
Revegetation work commences as Upper Snowy Landcare employ Dieback Project Manager 2 days per week. Media Release - February 2016
An update on the "Defeating Dieback on the Monaro" project being undertaken by Upper Snowy Landcare.
REC members examine environmental issues relating to TSRs
As "May is Membership Month" continues we thought we would share some information about you - our membership.... You may have to allow picture to download to see some of our info graphics in this post.
A Weed, Wine and Dine" evening Hawks Nest
Hawks nest, NSW
Published 1 April 2016. The mornings are getting chilly, reminding us that winter is just around the corner. So why not take the family to Kandos this weekend, to enjoy the last of the glorious weather, and for some garden inspiration?...
Published 29 April 2016. Watershed Landcare will be hosting a Farm Walk on Saturday 28 May at Eastwood, Rylstone, the property of Bruce and Sonia Christie...
Published 22 April 2016. The distinctiveness of the Australian landscape results more from the extensive domination by eucalypts, and their close relatives, than from any other single factor...
Landcare has received a welcome boost in NSW. Under the NSW Government’s Landcare support program we now have 66 part-time coordinators supported by a small central team and a ‘community of practice’. So how do we keep this going well into the future?
Published 8 April 2016. The Friends of Adams Lead Reserve are inviting the community to be part of a planting event next month...
Published 15 April 2016. Grasslands and herbivores are interdependent on each other for their health. Pastures need to be grazed to flourish, but they need to be grazed well...
The Anchorage Hawks Nest
March 19 and 20 at Riverlee lower Mongarlowe river. Contact Di Bott if you will be joining Mark and Jo and Neil for this overnight netting and camping activity
There was a fabulous turnout for the Hawks Nest and Tea Garden's Bitou Busters’ first session of 2016.
Published 25 March 2016. Mudgee will once again bring together sustainable farming and seed saving enthusiasts for a weekend of learning and sharing of knowledge and skills...
Published 18 March 2016. Gardeners will find plenty of inspiration at an autumn garden festival in Kandos and Rylstone...
Published 11 March 2016. Last Tuesday was International Women's Day. It is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements, from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality...
Published 26 February 2016. Landcare networks in the Central Tablelends will benefit from NSW Government funding aimed to unlock the full potential of the thousands of volunteers in the Landcare network...
Published 19 February 2016. The first principle of horticulture is to select the right plant for its location. This principle minimises cost of establishment and ongoing maintenance...
Published 12 February 2016. Watershed Landcare remains an active community group driven by members interests and community needs. Feedback on last year's activities has been very positive and we are looking forward to another busy year...
Central Tablelands Landcare partners with MRA Consulting and Australian Native Landscapes to deliver an EPA funded project looking at increasing the uptake of the use of compost on farms in our district.
Come and learn how to make honey in your own backyard with Doug Purdie - "Beevangelist" and author of Backyard Bees.
Published 5 February 2016. Vehicle strikes, pigs, wild dogs and predation of young birds by foxes have all contributed to the decline of the Coastal Emu population on the NSW North Coast. But a conservation project is seeking to avoid the extinction, which on current trends is fast approaching, and you can help...
Published 29 January 2016. Mid-Western Regional Council recognised excellence in our community at the 2016 Australia Day Awards ceremony. Watershed Landcare was commended for it's annual Environmental Expo, Green Day, winning the Environment award category...
Memorial tree planting in Berry recognises the role played by Phillip Toyne and Rick Farley in the Landcare movement: Planting Trees and Sowing Seeds:
Best practices in linear reserve environmental management highlighted
The NSW Roadside Environment Committee sponsors Local Government Excellence in the Environment Award
Topic: “Cultivating Black Diamonds”
LachLandcare Inc. is currently recruiting for three part-time Local Landcare Coordinators
Watershed Landcare is seeking a proactive individual with a community-minded attitude, excellent networking and people skills, good communication, coordination, administration and computing skills for a part time Local Landcare Coordinator position.
Published 4 December 2015. Researchers from the University of Wollongong are interested in the occurrence of the Spotted-tailed Quoll in New South Wales...
Published 27 November 2015. The Watershed Landcare Spring Sustainable Homes Tour explored some of the many different ways to design and build a Sustainable Home...
Published 6 November 2015. The Watershed Landcare Spring Sustainable Homes Tour is exploring some of the many different ways to design and build a Sustainable Home...
Published 23 October 2015. Collecting and growing your own native seed is relatively easy and cheap. But how do you select for viable seed, ensure successful germination and give the seedlings the best start?
Published 16 October 2015. Spring is the season when birds are most lively and visible and getting involved in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is a great way to learn more about the feathered inhabitants of your neighbourhood...
Published 9 October 2015. The spring weather is glorious so it's time to get out and about and be inspired!...
Published 2 October 2015. Australia’s bountiful sunshine, with predictions of plenty more on the way, make the lucky country one of the world’s sunniest, and an ideal candidate to stake a claim as one of the world’s richest oil provinces of the 21st Century...
Published 25 September 2015. A vision, respect for history, hard work, and attention to detail were all evident at the first Sustainable Homes Tour last weekend...
Published 18 September 2015. Many people are seeking ways to contribute to a greener planet, and right where you live is considered the best place to start. Do you dream of a home that provides a healthy environment with seasonal comfort, low ongoing energy and water costs, and a small environmental footprint?
The Honourable Gareth Ward, member for Kiama ( also a member of the 'NSW Parliament Friends of Landcare') presented the award for a NSW Environmental Trust 'Bush Connect' Grant of $500,000 to members of Berry Landcare, the CEO of the NSW National Parks Association, a key partner in the project and other partners on Friday, 18th December, in a forest setting within the Berry Corridor.
2015: another successful year for the Gearys Gap/Wamboin Landcare Group
The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative is offering $100,000 of funding for community groups who want to get involved in protecting and restoring natural connections in priority areas of the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) Link – a GER partnership that is working to relink the landscape for wildlife between the Greater Blue Mountains and Wyangala Dam.
Central Tablelands Landcare has a range of opportunities for our landholders to get involved in tree planting over the coming year - including growing the trees and collecting seed. Read on for more information.
Colin Seis's property 'Winona'
Volunteers rescue plants in path of upgrade By ROBERT CRAWFORD March 10, 2015, 5:19 p.m. South Coast Register
Download the app and swipe the sign to learn more about our local native species on Maclean Lookout.
The next BB working-bee is on the 24th October, the final one for the year and it will be followed in the afternoon by an early BBQ dinner.
October Meeting - 7:30pm Friday 9th October 2015 Robertson Community Centre Caalong St Robertson
Working with Dune Carers, Michael and Adele Richie.
The Friends of Putta Bucca Wetlands Inaugural Photography Competition and Logo Competition awards evening was held on Wednesday 16th September 2015.
Bushcare Major Big Day Out at Hawks Nest
With Wattle Day just gone and spring on us now it's time to have a look at the wattles we have flowering in the Central Tablelands.
Published 21 August 2015. Once covering vast tracts of south eastern Australia, Box Gum Grassy Woodlands are now rare, with less than 0.5% of the woodlands remaining in their original condition...
Published 14 August 2015. Sales of native trees and shrubs proved to be a hit with visitors at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days this year...
Apply now to join a grazing group in the Central Tablelands - spaces limited. Get your name on the list ASAP.
August REC meeting visits the Murray region to learn about roadside and TSR environmental initiatives
Latest REC newsletter focusses on the management of travelling stock reserves
Published 7 August 2015. The 68th General Assembly of the United Nations declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. People all around the world are thinking and acting on the importance of soils, and for this reason Green Day 2015 has this theme...
Students under the direction of our new Jr Landcare guide Ms Charlotte Watson have used Tree Planting Day to extend our plantings in the Black Creek Flood Plain
Published 24 July 2015. The Friends of Putta Bucca Wetlands are hosting two fun competitions in the lead up to spring and there are great prizes to be won!...
Published 17 July 2015. The Mudgee Small Farm Field Days are over for another year, the rain as usual did grace us with a visit, but it did stay away enough for the days to progress on...
Published 10 July 2015. The Mudgee Small Farm Field Days are on this Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC)...
Published 1 July 2015. Watershed Landcare, in conjunction with the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC), will feature a number of lectures at the Field Days which address sustainability, land management and business strategies to improve sustainability of agricultural operations, whether they be large or small...
Published 26 June 2015. The Central Tablelands LLS Regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) Awards were recently announced. The awards recognise dedicated individuals, groups and organisations in our region practising and promoting natural resource and environmental management excellence...
Published 19 June 2015. Reading about the plight of earth's major pollinators prompted one man to do something about it and he is now a self-proclaimed 'beevangelist'...
Published 5 June 2015. Have you ever tried to identify something in your paddock and got stuck on trying to work out what a ligule, a floret or a spikelet is?...
Published 22 May 2015. Central Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) will be hosting a seminar for small acreage farmers and rural lifestyle block owners in Mudgee next week...
Published 15 May 2015. After a sold out seminar at Beef Week, Kit Pharo, a cattle rancher from Colorado, presented his 'Herd Quitter' seminar in Yeoval on Wednedsay 13 May...
Published 8 May 2015. Australia is the driest continent on earth and the management of our water assets is often the limiting factor to the productivity and viability of our farmland...
Published 1 May 2015. How would you like to spend the day in a little patch of wilderness a stone's throw from the centre of Mudgee?...
Published 24 April 2015. You know that you're in a room full of farmers when it's raining outside and everyone is grinning from ear to ear...
Published 17 April 2015. Would you like to know more about the mammals, reptiles and frogs of our region?...
Published 10 April 2015. Rural women from around the Central West will come together for two days of fun, learning and to experience the food and sights of the Mudgee region...
Published 3 April 2015. One man's trash is another man's treasure, the old adage goes and now residents of the Mudgee district can use social media to re-home their unwanted things...
Published 27 March 2015. This Saturday homes and businesses in 162 countries will be turning out their lights to raise awareness of global warming and it's effects on our food supply and farming sustainability...
Published 13 March 2015. Do you know anyone who is doing something great for the environment?...
Published 13 February 2015. Mid Western Regional Council and Central Tablelands Local Land Services will be hosting a Carp Muster at the Putta Bucca Wetlands on Saturday 14 February...
Published 20 February 2015. Have you ever wondered how the temperature of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile can affect rainfall patterns in Mudgee? What do all those squiggles on a weather map mean?...
Published 6 February 2015. Strong family relationships form the backbone of any successful family farming business. But how do you address the issue of transition in ownership without conflict and disagreement?...
Published 30 January 2015. Local Landcare interests are set to receive an injection of funds thanks to a successful grant application through the Federal Governments' 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 initiative...
Published 23 January 2015. Watershed Landcare is inviting women involved in the agricultural industry in our region to participate in our 2015 Women in Ag project...
A guided walk around Wallis Lake restoration sites
Michael Rowe Walk Hawks nest
Free workshops . Morning tea Included Bookings essential PH 4978 4028 firstname.lastname@example.org
Twenty-five volunteers from the Great Lakes area joined locals to plant the dunes in front of the Hawks Nest Surf Club
At present I am working on my own, so if there is anyone living nearby who could help, please contact me. 2015: thanks to Council I do have help for 2 hours each month from a very knowledgable contractor, but would still love to discover someone with a passion for helping weekly.
The Jemena Live. Grow. Explore. Grants program is offering funding of up to $1,000 to groups seeking to educate young Australians about environmental sustainability and energy literacy.
The Ryde - Hunter’s Hill Flora and Fauna Preservation Society is now on Facebook! Please come and visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ryde-Hunters-Hill-Flora-and-Fauna-Preservation-Society/1092104437471266?fref=ts and LIKE US.
Great Lakes Council is planning its annual Bitou Bush aerial spraying program due to take place later this month.
Do you live in Sydney but also have a property in the country? Does your rural property have weeds, pest animals, erosion or other land issues? We can help – register your interest now!
Date has yet to be organised
Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens
A summary of NSW Landcare group statistics, as of 1 June 2015 is now available
This award will be made to an outstanding community group that is working towards sustainable land use and/or is undertaking on-ground action to protect, enhance or restore an area on behalf of the community.
This award will be made to an outstanding indigenous community group or individual that is working towards improving land use and/or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community.
There is a new Employment Agreement Template that can be used by groups to develop an binding agreement with its employees, outlining such things as the duties of the position and the conditions of the position.
There is a new equipment hire template that groups can use when hiring out equipment to individual members.
The NSW Roadside Environment Committee provides guidance on how to resolve safety and environmental needs on bush roads
This award will be made to an individual between the ages of 15-35 years who carries out and/or promotes excellence in Landcare through on-ground or awareness raising activities, as a volunteer or paid employee. You may nominate yourself or a person from your community for this award.
This award will be made to a youth organisation or young Landcare team that contributes to raising awareness, knowledge and understanding of Landcare amongst young people up to the age of 18, and implements Landcare practices on its own property or within the local community. For this award, youth organisations include primary schools, secondary schools and youth groups such as scouts.
Hurry! If you want to present at the 2015 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference, then the abstract for presentation must be submitted by Friday 29 May 2015.
Joint media release from The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment and The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Agriculture
This award will be made to a community group/network for excellence in activities that have contributed to the significant improvement of local coastal and/or marine environments, including estuaries, coastal and marine wetlands and salt marsh ecosystems.
The Australian Government Partnerships with Landcare Award will be made to a local or regional authority for innovation and excellence in creating partnerships with their Landcare community. Local or regional authorities in this award category may include a local council, natural resource management regional body, or another local or regional agency.
The Australian Government Innovation In Sustainable Farm Practices award will be made to a primary producer or enterprise which has implemented innovative farm and/or land management practices to improve natural resource management and productivity outcomes. The term innovation in this award should be defined as the demonstration of early adoption, excellence and/or leading-edge projects or practices. Eligible primary producers or enterprises may include an agricultural co-operative, network, agricultural industry association, research group, private business or primary producer.
The Australian Government Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator award will be made to a Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in establishing, linking, supporting, enabling, and developing Landcare and/or production groups/networks that participate in sustainable farming practices and on-ground natural resource management, and/or implementation of innovative land management approaches in peri-urban areas*. The term innovation in this award should be defined as the demonstration of early adoption, excellence and/or leading-edge projects or practices.
The Australian Government Individual Landcarer award will be made to an individual volunteer who carries out and promotes Landcare through practical on-ground or community awareness activities.
It's not very common, but if it's happening to you...
May newsletter of the NSW Roadside Environment Committee just released
Megan Rowlett, from Landcare Illawarra, has created a survey to help collect helpful information about youth engagement in Landcare.
A summary of NSW Landcare group statistics as of 1 May 2015 is now available.
The NSW Environmental Trust is now inviting applications from eligible groups for grant funding under the Bush Connect program. This one-off round will close to applications on 19 June 2015.
Is your bushcare group short of funds? Would a $50 or $100 gift voucher for morning teas, tools or hire equipment be useful? Many groups last year said that these vouchers were indeed very welcome, so there will be a prize draw again on 1 July in 2015. All you have to do is to register your Bushcare’s Major Day Out event before 30 June.
Please visit www.snelandcare.org.au
Next meeting is on May 9 at 9.30 venue 535 Northangera Rd, followed by a walk to Sydney Heads Half Moon about 1 km. Bring a packed lunch to have at Sydney Heads More details from Di Bott
Landcare Ant Factsheet 21 - Grant Seeking for Landcare Groups has been revised and is now available on the NSW Landcare Gateway
To celebrate the achievements of Landcarers throughout the region, North Coast Local Land Services and North Coast Regional Landcare would like to present the 2015 North Coast Landcare Champions.
Senna pendula var. glabrata, also known as "Winter Senna"
It's time to nominate the people you think should win a Landcare Award.
A summary of NSW Landcare group statistics, as of 1 April 2015, is now available.
Landholders in the Abercrombie river catchment are being offered a second chance to be part of one of the largest wildlife corridor projects in Australia. The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative has announced a call for expressions of interest from individuals and community groups who are interested in proposing habitat restoration projects. Funding is being made available for grants valued at $5,000-30,000 in the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala Link landscape corridor.
Two checklists are available for you to check the organisational health of your group.
Martindale Creek Catchment Landcare held their first Field Day last Sunday, looking at control of Woody Weeds and focusing particularly on Honey Locust, Green Cestrum and African Boxthorn.
The NSW Environmental Trust is accepting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Environmental Education Grants
Funding is now available for Landcare and other community groups in the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala Link! Apply now for grants of $5,000-$30,000 to support the following activities within identified priority areas: Protecting landscape connectivity Managing threats to new and existing mechanisms Restoring connectivity through revegetation Managing invasive animal threats to connectivity and threatened species Managing priority weed outbreaks Expressions of Interest close on Tuesday 14 April 2015.
Pindimar Road, Tea Gardens
Here we are at the start of another year, with everything to play for. Governments are yet to announce what, if any, support we will receive this year, but there is such a lot to do we can’t stop now!
My Local Native Garden - A Planting Guide to Promote Biodiversity in the Byron Shire
A summary of NSW Landcare group statistics as of 2 March 2015 is now available.
The dates and venue of the 2015 NSW Conference have been announced.
The Gateway now has two new policy templates and three revised templates which have been released as part of the Landcare in a Box resource kit.
Monitoring your revegetation success (or not) is critical to doing a better job next time.
Central West local councils have recently produced a video about the importance of roadside vegetation management
The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.
Everyone welcome. Light refreshment provided. RSVP Isabelle Strachan 02 6591 7301 or email@example.com
A summary of NSW Landcare group statistics as of 2 February 2015 is now available.
Will you add your voice to this campaign?
The NSW Environmental Trust is currently accepting funding applications for the following grant programs.
The conference will held in Cooma in Oct 2015. The conference organisers are calling for abstracts for a symposium on Weed Management for Conservation on 13 October 2015.
Landcare Australia Ltd has developed Junior Landcare curriculum resources to support the Australian Curriculum. Links to each of these resources are now available on NSW Landcare Gateway
A summary of NSW Landcare group statistics as of January 2015 is now available.
Published 12 December 2014. It's easy to go overboard during the silly season, but with a little effort and imagination we can all reduce the burden on the environment...
Published 5 December 2014. Living in a rural area, it doesn't take long for the topic of conversation to swing around to the weather and, in particular, rainfall...
Published 28 November 2014. It's been a hot, dry start to summer and spring hasn't even finished yet. With more of the same forecast how do we conserve the water we have on our farms and make the most of every drop that falls?...
Published 14 November 2014. Watershed Landcare would like to invite all members and the community to our Annual General Meeting, dinner and trivia night...
Published 21 November 2014. How much do you know about our region, the environment, sustainability and plants and animals? Want to challenge your brain and test your knowledge of these topics?...
Published 7 November 2014. November will be the last opportunity this spring to explore some of the remarkable gardens in our region as part of Watershed Landcares' Productive Gardens Tour.
Published 31 October 2014. The Australian Government released the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper last week and is asking everyone in agriculture to have their say on a range of new proposals and policy suggestions...
The team at DPI - William, Colleen, Marita and John would like to wish you a happy and safe break over the festive season and thank you all for your contribution to Landcare over the past year.
The winner of the NSW Roadside Environmental Management Award was recently announced at 2014 Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards
Our AGM was held on the 6th December, 2014.
Across the City, native animals become dependent on our backyards to survive when their habitat is damaged or lost. Whether you live in a house, unit, or apartment, by allowing your backyard to become a habitat garden, you are helping the local wildlife. Creating a wildlife-friendly habitat is easy and could be as little as building a birdbath, providing hollow shelter, or planting native shrubs
Four new Landcare Policy Templates for Landcare In A Box
A summary of NSW Landcare group statistics as of 1 December 2014 is attached.
Latest news for Parklands Albury-Wodonga
Quick Face Book survey on the coral trees .Tea Gardens Please support us https://www.facebook.com/groups/teagardens.hawksnest/permalink/871433122902008/
Latest in the environmental management of NSW linear reserves including roadsides, rail corridors, travelling stock reserves and utility easements
What did the NSW Roadside Environment Committee do in 2013-14?
RSVP by Friday 28 November
The Team is starting to post its photos on the Gateway
Funding for regional NRM organisations is now open.
The second round call for applications for Green Army projects has commenced.
An expression of interest to the 2014 Landcare Project
This is an online survey. Please complete your responses by 1 December 2014.
How can you tell the difference between Eucalyptus rubida, dalrympleana and viminalis? What are some Eucalypts that perform well when grown locally for timber? Just how many gorgeous little flowers grow along the Mongarlowe River?
A summary of NSW Landcare group statistics, as of 3 November 2014, is now available.
Grant funding are now available from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts
Myall Lakes River Festival. Tea Gardens.
Conference proceedings are now available online from the highly successful 19th Australasian Weeds Conference.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Published 10 October 2014. In order to produce an edible harvest gardeners encounter a host of challenges; weeds, pests, heat waves and frosts, to name just a few...
Published 17 October 2014. The Waterwatch Snapshot, an annual stream health monitoring event, will take place on Wednesday 22 October 2014...
by Mark Selmes IF THE platypus in question is the Kiamma Creek platypus sculpture (and his log), then the answer is heavy machinery and a team of willing workers!
Anyone with information on the thefts or where the hay might be are being asked to contact Tea Gardens police, who are investigating the incident
Bush rehabilitation, Maclean TAFE
The Australian Government has released a report on the feedback for the National Landcare Programme consultation process.
We welcome McIntyre St Reserve Landcare Group as the Gateway's 1,000th group.
NEXT EVENT AT THE FIELD OF MARS RESERVE AND WILDLIFE REFUGE: Bird watching for all the family! Saturday 3 - 6 pm, 1 November 2014 There are over 110 birds that nest and/or visit the Field of Mars Wildlife Refuge. As an “island of bush” amongst our busy suburbs it provides an opportunity for a quiet walk to observe some of these birds in their natural habitat as they feed, nest or just pass through. At 3.30pm a guided bush walk will commence to provide an introduction to bird watching. The will be led by a bird expert from BirdLife Australia. This will be family friendly walk and children are welcome to attend with their parents or care givers. From 5 - 6pm a sausage sandwich from the BBQ will be available. Registrations are necessary. For further details and registration please phone Cathy on 9817 4935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maclean Forest Linkages High Conservation Corridors Restoration Project Launch October 8th 2014
Sanderling Avenue, Hawks Nest
Grants between $20,000 and $100,000 available for planting trees and understory in urban, peri-urban and regional environments.
Great informed evening planned for November 6th. An energy forum about what is available in our region. Bring your energy questions to our handpicked panel of those in the know.
A summary of NSW Landcare group statistics as of 1 October 2014 is now available.
Banner for Bushcare’s Major Day Out
Several purpose built nest boxes have been installed in the trees along Browns Creek. The boxes are designed to provide nesting sites birds and small animals such as possums. Native animal often rely on hollows in old growth trees. When these are not available the nesting boxes can provide important alternative habitat.
Climbing orchids discovered
Winda Woppa, Hawks Nest
John Davis Memorial Avenue of Trees. Sanderling Avenue, Hawks Nest
Follow the links to view the following plenary sessions at the National Landcare Conference.
The Minister for the Environment, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, addressed participants of the 2014 National Landcare Conference in Melbourne
Grants of between $5000 and $20 000 will assist community groups and individuals to undertake projects to conserve and protect their local environment.
Winda Woppa Hawks Nest
Sponsored by Benchmark on Booner
Colin Seis, a New South Wales farmer and pioneer of pasture cropping, has won the 2014 Bob Hawke Landcare Award.
Louise Hufton has won the Australian Government Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator Award at the 2014 National Landcare Awards in Melbourne.
Eleven outstanding winners have been announced in the 2014 National Landcare Awards in Melbourne.
Two metre long diamond python
Walk on the Wildside Festival. Hawks Nest
Community Mutual working with Landcare NSW to deliver small grants in the Hunter, New England North West, and Orana Districts
Landcare Australia is organising live streaming of some sessions of the National Landcare Conference in Melbourne
The Friends of Burrendong Arboretum invite you to attend Burrendong Botanic Garden & Arboretum's 50th Anniversary Spring Open Day on Sunday 28th September (part of the Wellington Springfest weekend of events), commencing at 10am
The pathway suffered a severe wash away caused by a heavy rain downpour causing the creek to overflow onto the path. Kiama Council was notified and they have agreed to repair the pathway in the near future. In the meantime the Council have put up a barrier at each end of the path to stop the public using it.
The NSW Landcare Gateway now has an extensive help section to help Gateway users to manage their sites
This issue will give you help in uploading and publishing events and news items on the Gateway
A summary report of NSW Landcare group statistics, as of September 2014, is now available.
A few weeks ago we introduced six new factsheets that will help Landcare in dealing with governance issues. We now have four more factsheets.
We have three new "Sharing Our Successes" case studies - part of the Landcare Ant resources funded by the NSW Landcare Support program.
Bitou Busters Michael and Adele have started twice weekly weeding on a Monday and Tuesday morning and would love occasional or even regular help.
Expression of Interest forms can be obtained by emailing email@example.com. Applications close 22 August 2014.
The Keep NSW Beautiful Clean Beaches awards are now open.
our new septic toilet system is now ready for service!
Support is being rolled out by Tocal College to support our 80 or so students.
Two NSW Landcarers are finalists for the Bob Hawke Landcare Award
August Landcare Support NSW Newsletter has been released.
Applications are being sought for the community component of the 2014 Environment Restoration and Rehabilitation program.
Six new Landcare Factsheets are now available on the Landcare Gateway
Applications for Habitat Action Grants are now open
The Australian Government is hitting the road to talk to Australian communities about the National Landcare Programme.
Voting is now open in the People's Choice Award in the National Landcare Awards.
A summary report of NSW Landcare group statistics as of 1 August 2014 is now available.
Environmental Trust Grant continues to assist Big Scrub Landcare improve habitats for threatened species
Rehabiliation across a number of important Big Scrub rainforest remnants has been undertaken as a result of funding from the NSW Environment Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation Program. This is the Big Scrub Landcare’s 10th Trust funded project; Rehabilitating Critically Endangered Lowland Subtropical Rainforest. Alcheringa, located approximately 5km north Alstonville, is one of the remnants that has benefited from this program. There are historic records of the Spotted Tail Quoll, also known as the Tiger Quoll, (Dasyurus maculates) occuring within a 2 km radius of the Alcheringa remnant. The Spotted Tail Quoll is mostly nocturnal and is about the size of a domestic cat, with irregular white spots on its back and tail, and a pale belly. It is the second largest of the worlds surviving carnivorous marsupials Spotted-tailed quolls inhabit rainforest, eucalyptus forest, creek and river forest habitats but will also venture into adjoining woodlands and open pasture land in search of food. They are classified as vulnerable in NSW and are endangered nationally. Once common across south eastern Australia, since European settlement quoll numbers have declined due to habitat loss and modification across the land, introduced predators such as foxes, deliberate poisoning and shooting and trapping, primarily in response to chicken predation and roadkill. More than 40 flora species and more than 30 fauna species listed as threatened under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act occur in Big Scrub remnants. When weeds take over our remaining rainforest the habitat for native animals and plants is degraded. Protecting Big Scrub remnants from threats such as weed invasion, assists in the protection and potential recovery of species like the Spotted Tail Quoll. Alcheringa Landowners Roger and Lora Child work regularly alongside bush regenerators on site controlling weeds. Dan Cox, the EnviTE Environment Co-ordinator for Richmond said “ it is enthusiatic landowners like Roger and Lora who dedicate time and energy to the rehabilitation of their remant and are committed to maintenance of these areas in the future that contribute to the success of this project” For more information about Big Scrub Landcare go to; https://www.bigscrubrainforest.org.au To find out more about the Spotted tail Quoll you can check the Office of Environment and Heritage “Saving our Species” website. The Nature Conservation Trust is currently running a campaign “Who is Quentin” to raise awareness about and protect the habitat of Spotted Tail Quolls. http://nct.org.au/nature-conservation/wildlife/endangered-animals/spotted-tail-quoll.html
The Saving our Species Partnership Grants program is a contestable grants program seeking to achieve long-term outcomes for threatened species in NSW.
On Friday, Wahroonga Waterways Landcare hosted its first ever Planet Ark National Tree Day event. 81 students from Wahroonga Adventist School and Abbotsleigh Junior School helped us plant over 150 native saplings to regenerate a riparian corridor passing through endangered Sydney Blue Gum High Forest.
Sunday. 14th September at 10.00 am at Lue Public School.
The NSW Landcare Support Team is releasing newsletters that will give you information about the NSW Landcare Support Program and the NSW Landcare Gateway
Although the number expected for our Progression Planning Day were not reached, the day was great. The speakers were inspirational, the food was superb and the venue was super. Those that showed got value for money, those that missed it out have made an economical/environmental loss.
Book in early for the North Arm Cove Community Garden Network workshop on native bees Saturday 11 October 2014 from 9.30am – 2.30pm with Megan Halcroft, of Bees Business.
A Senate inquiry into the National Landcare Program is currently underway.
July 20th 2014 marks 25 years since Landcare was announced as a national initiative and Landcare Australia wants to use that day to capture the diversity of Landcare and Landcarers and see what one of Australia’s largest volunteer movement looks like 25 years on.
A summary of Landcare group statistics as of 1 July 2014 is now available.
People of Wellington and District make it your duty to yourself and your environment to get to the Progression Planning Day. Information and Advice on the future.
Plan your future approach to the changing climate, environment and political scene. Free entry, free refreshment, free lunch, and Free entertainment by key speakers Isobel Knight, Rod Knight, Louisa Kiely and Antony Fountain. 8th July Wellington Civic Centre.
The 2014 Banksia Sustainability Awards are now open.
On 1st July from 1 - 4 pm Longbeach Landcare Workshop at picnic tables on Sandy Place Reserve Longbeach
Worrying about filling all that white space on your Landcare group page? Here are six things you can do to add some sparkle.
A summary report of NSW Landcare group statistics as of 2 June 2014 is attached.
Nominations for the 2014 Bob Hawke Award are now open.
Landcare Australia Ltd is celebrating 25 years of Landcare at a national level with the launch of 25 grants of up to $1,000 through the Junior Landcare program, while another 25 grants to the same value are up for grabs for Landcare groups to hold events and activities that will help grow the grassroots movement.
A summary report of NSW Landcare group statistics as of 1 May 2014 is attached.
Landcare Australia is pleased to invite submissions for abstracts for this year’s National Landcare Conference, which will celebrate 25 years of Landcare as a national program.
As nominated by our local Landcare coordinator, Lyndel Wilson: "South West Rocks Dune Care is an enthusiastic group made up of local and visiting volunteers and part-time contractors based in Hat Head National Park on the coast, supported by the NPWS and local Shire Council. Skill levels within the group range from beginners to qualified bush regenerators. As well as the satisfaction of helping restore this wonderful coastline to its pristine condition, they have some fun along the way. South West Rocks Dune Care has been active since the early 1990’s. Over the past 5 years, they have successfully applied for restoration grants and the level of regeneration activity has increased significantly. The group averages around 1500 volunteer hours per year including mutual obligation hours- ( unemployment scheme). The group has carried out primary and follow-up bush regeneration activities over about 150ha of heavy to moderately weed-infested coastal habitat aiming to restore and regenerate coastal Littoral Rainforest, Themeda Grasslands and other coastal vegetation. Targeted weeds have been mainly Bitou and Lantana (Weeds of National Significance)."
A summary of Landcare group statistics as of 3 April 2014 is now available.
As volunteer numbers dwindle, the Friends are urgently looking for more active members to assist us in supporting Burrendong Botanic Garden And Arboretum in fulfilling its mission of “conserving and displaying native plants from all over Australia for the preservation of species diversity and the enjoyment and education of the community”. Join Today!
The 2014 National Landcare Conference will take place in Melbourne from September 17th to 19th, 2014
Our last group of Landcare Essentials training is kicking off in Wollongbar / Alstonville on 1/2 April 2014.
A summary of NSW Landcare statistics as of March 2014 is attached.
Landcare in a Box has four new fact sheet covering issues such as conflicts of interest, superannuation, winding up an incorporation and working from home.
Landcare In A Box now has editable policy templates in Word format.
Keep up to date with Lake Macquarie Landcare and sign up for our fortnightly newsletter! If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A summary of NSW Landcare group statistics, as of 13 January 2014, is attached.