Looking At Landcare (4/1/2019) – All of our thoughts are turning to Elvis!

Well….Christmas and New Year is done and dusted.

If you live just about anywhere else in the State, it means maybe taking a few weeks off and slowly thinking about going back to work. If you are in the Central West….at least for some of us…your thoughts turn to…..Elvis!

I must admit that I did sneak in and make a couple of new dresses for the Elvis Festival….it is nice to purchase something fabulous that is locally made. The dresses are so lovely, it really makes me wonder why we left these styles behind….lucky for me…I have an excuse to pull off some sixties fashion occasionally!

For those of you who haven’t caught up. The theme this year is All Shook Up and our office will be appropriately attired to welcome guests and locals. The weather forecast is looking a tad cooler than normal, in the lower half of the 30’s, so that will be a refreshing change for those who fine themselves in lycra!

We look forward to welcoming Russell Morris as he unveils his plaque on the Wall of Fame at Kelly Reserve on Wednesday at 2pm.

We will have tea, coffee and water available during the week….and a few props for pics if you are up for it. We love to be able to contribute back to the community, show country hospitality and welcome people to our region, particularly during special events.

If you haven’t been to the Elvis Festival before and are a bit bahh, humbug about it. I challenge you to give it a try. Even just the parade next Saturday. This event brings people, to our region, not just Parkes and after the year that our region has had, it is time to have some fun!

If you are a weekly follower, you would know that I was delivering daily personal blogs up until Christmas. This was in response to support for the Landcare NSW Every Day Hero Campaign and I am greatly appreciative of those who have kindly donated. I am very humbled by your feedback and contributions.

The blogs are a bit of a sticky beak into my early life and I hope that they are a little bit humorous. They certainly brought back lots of memories for myself and many others. You can still read the blogs via the links on facebook, Instagram, twitter or our website. If you like a story, let me know on facebook. Follow our page to keep up with all of our news.

The Campaign is an opportunity to highlight the fantastic things that are happening across the State under the banner of Landcare, particularly bringing a focus to Landcare Coordinators across the State. The blogs draw attention to the things that influenced me as a child and encouraged my passion for the environment and agriculture.

I have had the opportunity over the past 12 months to be more heavily involved with Landcare at the State level and appreciate the fantastic work that is being done to ensure the future of the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative as we move forward into the next phase of the program, with continuing efforts to secure funding for the next four years, which helps to employ over 70 part time Landcare Coordinators across the State of NSW. That is why I am happy to lend my skills, stories and photos to the efforts.

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 Until next week, happy Landcaring!