Below is the weekly update covering landcare activities, upcoming events and funding presented on Landcare’s weekly segment with Anne Delaney on Riverina ABC Breakfast Radio live from ~6.40am on Thursday mornings.
Bland Wildflower Walk postponed until 30 September The Wildflower Walk with Elsie Allison in Bland Shire, originally planned to be held on Friday 16 September, has been postponed until 30 September due to the wet weather. Please contact Local Landcare Coordinator Megan Harris (email@example.com ; 0499 199 076) or Bland Shire Council (02 6972 2266) for more information.
Going to the Henty Field Days? Pop in to the Landcare shed (near the western entrance) and check out the diverse range of services we have to offer and see some of the beneficial projects already on the go across the region. All Landcare coordinators and facilitators for the Riverina and Murray will at some stage be there during the 3 day event so we’d love to meet you and have a chat about all things Landcare. Also, if you want a native plant identified we can do that for you as well.
Droving the Blues Away event will kick off at the Henty field days. This event, in short, is Riverina Local Land Services and Riverina Bluebell droving donated cattle around the Riverina to raise awareness (and money) for mental health issues in the Riverina. More details here: http://www.riverinabluebell.org.au/drovingthebluesaway/ . Landcare is part of the action too. We will have a stall at Lockhart (Fri 30 Sept), Narrandera (Fri 7 Oct), Ganmain (Fri 14 Oct). Meet the local Landcare coordinators to find out more about Landcare in the area
Draft revised Australian Pest Animal Strategy (APAS) and Australian Weeds Strategy (AW) is now open for public feedback until 14 October 2016.
Have your say at www.agriculture.gov.au/pest-animals-and-weeds. Two factsheets have been developed to provide stakeholders with a clear and succinct summary of each strategy. These are available on the website at www.agriculture.gov.au/pest-animals-and-weeds
Interested in collecting local native seed for revegetation projects? Stephen Bruce at Greening Australia is interested in more collectors from the Riverina region. This is not a paid position but you will be paid at a prearranged rate for species collected. Their seedbank website gives an idea as to the kind of species they use for projects. He is in particular after 21 species from the western Riverina eg. 20kg Acacia oswaldi and 20kg of Senna artemesiodes. Harvesting protocol and species required from specific locations will be provided by Stephen. Contact 02 6253 3035 SBruce@greeningaustralia.org.au
For people reading this for the first time……. welcome. Landcare interest and activity in the Riverina is building momentum and as such, we continue to expand our list of Landcare contacts. This not only includes Landcare groups in the Riverina but the many other stakeholders and individuals who contribute in a variety of ways. If you would like to receive these snapshots as a weekly email, please contact Bindi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forward to your groups and networks. Importantly, keep sending in your events to plug on the radio and with our weekly updates. And, importantly let us know how your event went.