Looking At Landcare – 10/6/2016

We are excited to have a Green Army commencing in July to assist with local projects. Do you know of someone aged 17 – 24 that might be interested?

The Green Army Program is a hands-on, practical, grassroots environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

You can get paid to train and gain valuable work experience, work in a team environment and hopefully this will help to get a foot in the door to create great career opportunities. The Programme welcomes interest from Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

If you are interested in participating in the Green Army Programme, we are holding an information session on Tuesday, 14 June at 1pm in the Central West Lachlan Landcare Office at Kelly Reserve. Graham Stirling, Green Army Field Co-ordinator from Skillset will be providing an overview of the Programme.

Central West Lachlan Landcare are looking forward to working with this group to undertake some fantastic projects in our area.

The next Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) meeting will be held on Wednesday, 15 June at 6pm in the CWLL Office. Guest speakers will be Rowan Bentick and Leon Ross from Forbes Shire Council. They will be talking about the Painted Snipe Project that is being undertaken at Gum Swamp south of Forbes.

This Project is funded by the Central West Local Land Services (CWLLS) and was sparked by the sighting of this bird species at the location in the past and the need to increase the bird habitat in the area. Covering a total of 120m2 (60x20m) along the bank and incorporate some of the water body, the site was selected as it has existing habitat that will be optimised from the rehabilitation work, with existing fallen timber and established communities of native plant species adjacent to the site.

Before planting occurs the removal of the Noogoora Burr is set to be completed in June, with a follow up in later in the month. In July, Council will evaluate the weed control methods and from these result it will determine when planting will commence. Planting will involve planting species in tube stock and enviro cells.

If you would like to know more about this exciting project, come along to our meeting on Wednesday evening. Please RSVP to our Office on 02 6862 4914 or email cwllpo@hotmail.com

The CWLLS Soil Pits and Kits workshops are going ahead at Trundle on the 15 June and Peak Hill on 16 June. These workshops are targeted at people who are looking to learn more about soil health. For more information contact Stephen Pereira on 0409 814 182.

The workshop, ‘Getting legumes to work harder’ will be held on Wednesday, 15 June at the Forbes Services Memorial Club. If you have a query about the workshop, please contact Belinda Hackney on 0438 358 819.

The Back to Bulgandramine Cultural Festival is full steam ahead for Saturday and Sunday, 18 and 19 June near Peak Hill. It will be a fantastic event, celebrating reconciliation.

If you require any further information regarding anything in this column please feel free to contact me on 02 6862 4914 or email cwllpo@hotmail.com

Until next week, happy Landcaring!