Building the capacity of the ACT community to work together to improve our environment.

Enjoy World Wetlands Day at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 1 & 2 Feb 2015
1 Feb 2015 (All day)

Coming up  – Sunday 1 February and/or Monday 2 February: World Wetlands Day activities at Jerrabomberra Wetlands. There will be Wetlands Walks, talks, activities and stalls on Sunday, and the boardwalk will be officially opened by the Minister on Monday for World Wetlands Day itself. We would love to have some Friends helping out on Sunday. More information to come but please mark these dates in your diary, and think about inviting your neighbours, family and friends.

Hope to see you soon at the Wetlands.  Deb Kellock, Coordinator FJW 0439 411 325

SE Local Land Services & SE Landcare & Small Farms Network - training - December 2014 - February 2015






South East Local Land Services, South East Landcare and the Small Farms Network have teamed up with leadership training providers Global Learning to run three high quality local leadership development opportunities in the South East Local Land Services region.

Please find below a link to the flyer and application form for the South East Local Leaders program.This program has two target groups:
Friends of Mount Painter - Working Party - 15 Feb 2015
15 Feb 2015 - 8:30am

When:  SUNDAY, 15 FEBRUARY, 8.30am – 12 noon

Location:       South-west slopes of Mount Painter

Access:           Park on the city-bound side of William Hovell Drive, 800m from the intersection with Coulter Drive, at the end of the metal guard rail. Follow red markers from there on to the reserve.

Tasks:             Watering shrubs and cutting out woody weeds

Wear:             Long-sleeved shirt, trousers, hat and sturdy footwear.

Bring:             Some drinking water, a mug and some food to share for morning tea. Coffe, tea and juice will be provided.

For more information: contact Sarah Hnatiuk on 6251 2228 or 0424 263 565 or

Hotspots Workshop - 21 March 2015

Just to let you know that I an organising another Hotspots Workshop for the Mulloon area for the 25th November and 21st March.

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Green Army Information Session - Wed 11 Feb, 9.00 - 11.00 am





Community information sessions on the Green Army Programme will be held in each state and territory during February 2015.

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from the Australian Government Department of the Environment about the Programme. Those interested in becoming a project sponsor or participant are welcome to attend.



Wednesday 11 February
9:00am – 11:00am

National Portrait Gallery,
King Edward Terrace, Parkes

Please register your attendance by sending an RSVP to: by 06 February.

Greening Australia - 20 Million Trees project - looking for >50ha sites

Greening Australia is submitting a national proposal for 20 million trees: Large-scale native tree planting program (Federal Government) due for submission on 6th Feb!!!

  • The Government is seeking delivery of up to 5 million trees across Australia and for our region (NSW) it works out at around 1.3+ million trees.
  • This equates to approx. 1750ha of land to be revegetated through tube stock and direct seeding (with most expected to be delivered by direct seeding).
  • GA would like to deliver via a package of options in partnership with landholders. As landholder incentives programs are expensive (per tree) due to fencing and other costs, and in order to continue to fund this type of work (and to achieve the project targets) the majority of revegetation will need to occur on large sites (50+ha).

So what we would like from landholders who are happy to partner with us in the proposal is:

·         Identification of land  (preferably >50ha)  that they would be happy to put under trees and leave for a minimum of 5 years to include in the tender submission that you would like to partner with GA on (over the next 3 years). Note that a cluster of sites in one area can constitute one site.

·         Proportion of those hectares suitable for direct seeding i.e. Possible to drive a direct seeder across.

·         A commitment by the landholders to take on long term maintenance of the site (weeding, watering if necessary etc.).

If you are interested, or know anyone who might be, please let me know and we can go from there.

Many thanks, Lesley Peden, Kosciuszko to Coast (K2C) Partnership Facilitator, Email:,Ph: 0400 806 089


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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