Looking At Landcare – 28/4/2017

Hi Landcarer’s

There is a lot happening over the cooler months to keep us all busy.

Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) are keen to hear from landholders who were impacted by the isolated storm that came through the Back Yamma area on Thursday, 23 March.

If you or someone you know were impacted by this event, please call me. I am interested to know how the water came through your property and what impact this water had.

The next Lachlan Valley National Parks Association (NPA) walk will be held on Sunday, 30 April. The group will be exploring Goobang Creek in the Goobang National Park. Walkers are asked to meet at the Lion’s Park, Parkes at 0900. This is a medium, 8 kilometre walk.

The walk leader is Peter Cannon. Please contact Peter the evening before to advise of your attendance on 6866 1225.

The following NPA walk will be held on Saturday, 13 May at Black Range. So if you didn’t get enough of Bogan Gate at the Markets on 6 and 7 May, head out to Bogan Gate and meet opposite the Railway Hotel at 0900. This is a medium, 6 kilometre walk. More details are on our website. Peter is also leading this walk.

All walks are subject to there being no adverse RFS fire warnings at the time and no closure of the relevant State Forest due to Hunting Permits etc.

Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated.

Members of the Parkes/Forbes branch of NSW Farmers are invited to attend a general Branch meeting at Central West Lachlan Landcare building on Tuesday, 2 May at 7pm. The focus of business will be to discuss motions for Annual Conference and general business.

Have you been a NSW Farmers member in the past and are interested in attending? If you are, please contact Chairperson, Gavin Tom on 0428 621 075 or Secretary, Bruce Watson on 6863 1121. To RSVP, contact Regional Services Manager, Catriona McAuliffe on 0488 100 005 or email mcauliffec@nswfarmers.org.au

Are you on a small landholding and interested in finding out more about your roles and responsibilities and how to manage and make the most out of your land? Do you have a weed that you just can’t identify?

Central West Local Land Services are partnering with Forbes Shire Council, Central West Lachlan Landcare, NSW Police, NSW Rural Fire Service and SafeWork NSW to run a FREE practical workshop with focussing on small landholdings on Saturday, 27 May.

Bring along those weeds in a sealed plastic bag and pack your notebook and pen. The workshop aims to address those burning questions that you might have had about services in our local area and responsibilities that small landholders have.

Presenters from local organisations will be sharing information about Property Identification Codes (PIC), how are Travelling Stock Reserves (TSR) utilised, stock tags, pest animals, weed control, worms, fencing, security and surveillance and much more information. I’ll be there to talk about Landcare and how you can be involved.

The information workshop will be held at the Forbes Youth and Community Centre in Grenfell Street, Forbes between 9am and 1pm, with morning tea included. For further information or to register, please contact Chris Robinson on 0447 636 129 or email chris.robinson@lls.nsw.gov.au

For more information, click here.

Until next week, happy Landcaring!