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National Landcare Peoples Choice Award

Muster for Landcare in the South East - 2 September 2014

Dear Landcare network representatives and partners in natural resource management and sustainable agriculture,

 
Please find attached an invitation to a gathering on 2 September 2014 in Braidwood that will bring together Landcare network representatives and partners to meet, learn from one another and acknowledge 25years of Landcare.
 
The muster is targeted at Landcare network representatives and the volunteers and professionals they work with to achieve landscape, community and industry outcomes - to celebrate achievement including a delicious lunch and look ahead to opportunities for further collaboration.
 
Les Robinson of Enabling Change will be joining the muster to talk to us about innovative collaboration and help us to think about how we can make the most out of the opportunities we are provided with.  Les has run inspiring workshops around Australia and has a long track record of working with community groups and government organisations navigating change.
 
The intention is to recognise the diversity of Landcare in the South East and the nature of partnerships that have led to success and built our understanding.
 
 
Event details:
 
Date: 2 September 2014
Location: National Theatre, Braidwood
Time: 10:00 to 15:30
 
Catering provided
2014 ACT Erosion Control Field Day

In response to landholder concerns regarding local erosion issues and remediation options, The ACT Regional Landcare Facilitator Program, in collaboration with Ginninderra Catchment Group, will host an Erosion Control Field Day on Saturday 6 September at Tharwa, southern ACT.

The Field Day will include presentations on:

  • Prioritising erosion control works—what do you deal with first?
  • Gully and riparian erosion– how, why and when should we fix it?
  • The role of structural works in erosion control.
  • Lessons learnt from the Bidgee Banks’ erosion control project (2002/2003) What’s worked? What hasn't worked?
Be on the lookout for Madagascan Fireweed

ACT Government Media Release dated 18/07/2014

Canberrans are urged to be on the lookout for infestations of the pest plant Madagascan Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) which have been detected in Forde, Franklin, Chisholm, Casey, Lyneham and Crace.

Parkcarers of Southern Murrumbidgee - September activity

Meet: at the Point Hut Crossing carpark, Saturday 9.00am

Planned activities: in Sept we'll finish planting the seedlings left over from last month. We'll also continue to move rocks to build up and strengthen our leaky weirs along Barney's Gully. We may also need to do some watering, depending on rainfall between now and then. If you'd prefer to take photos or do bird or wildlife observations, we'd be happy to have you along too!

Please wear suitable clothes and sturdy footwear, a sense of humour, and bring water.

Photos - Jul 2014 - Parkcarers of Southern Murrumbidgee

Photos taken March to July 2014

These photos were taken by Deb along Barney's Gully and above in Strangers Paddock

Platypus Walk at the Queanbeyan River
Did you know that platypus can be found throughout the Molonglo, Queanbeyan and Murrumbidgee Rivers and even in Lake Burley Griffin!  August is platypus month, when these shy and secretive creatures start becoming more active (and easier to spot) as they are feeding and finding mates in the lead up to their breeding season.    
 
For your chance to spot those platypus, join us for a Sunday afternoon platypus walk at the Queanbeyan River, meeting at the Isabella St footbridge, starting at 4:30pm. This event is suitable for all ages and there is no charge.
 
Also see the attached flier for the full range of activities Waterwatch is running in August to help everyone understand more about these marvellous monotremes.
 
For more information contact:
Woo O'Reilly (Upper Murrumbigdee Waterwatch Facilitator) on 02 62072246 or waterwatch@act.gov.au
 

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Molonglo Catchment Group

Molonglo Catchment Group The Molonglo Catchment Group works largely in NSW and covers the catchments of the Molonglo and Queanbeyan Rivers, Jerrabomberra Creek and the urban areas of inner Canberra and Queanbeyan.

Ginninderra Catchment Group

Ginninderra Catchment GroupThe Ginninderra Catchment Group works in the urban areas of Belconnen, West Belconnen, Hall, Gunghalin, and the rural areas and nature reserves of the Ginninderra Creek catchment.

Southern ACT Catchment Group

Southern ACT Catchment Group The Southern ACT Catchment Group operates in the southern areas of the ACT covering Woden, Weston Creek, Tuggeranong, Tharwa, Tidbinbilla, the Cotter Road, Namadgi National Park and related rural areas.

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