Looking At Landcare – From City2Surf to Rural Agricultural Shows

I am back fresh this week after finishing the City2Surf! What an amazing opportunity with 80,000 people participating.

It is so lovely to hear from locals who have run or walked the City2Surf, with some people making it a regular thing. A big thanks to everyone who has supported this undertaking! I was running for Landcare NSW who I support as a volunteer executive member. I am fortunate to see the amazing progress that they have made over the past ten years and pleased to be able to promote this work through my run. I am not traditionally a runner, so encourage you to give it a go if you have thought about it and just not taken the step….go for it!

We are heading to the Shows! Landcare will have a stand at the Parkes and Forbes Shows. Make sure that you drop in and say hi!

At Parkes the Landcare stand will be in the Main Pavillion. I will also be doing a double up promo for Pink Up Parkes, so if you are interested in being involved in Pinking Up Parkes in October, make sure that you pop in and see me between 27 August and 28 August.

Forbes Show will be held on 6 and 7 September. I am looking forward to being in the Industrial Pavilion.

I will have information on our Tree Project that is possible with Funding through ARTC and Landcare Australia. This project is specifically targeted at landholder members. I have had many requests over the past 12 months for farm trees. If you have a system set up to support the survival of some trees, then I would love to hear from you. I will have expressions of interest at the Show.

I am also keen to speak about our upcoming workshops at the Central West Livestock Exchange on 25 and 26 September as part of our Focus on Ferals, with funding from the Department of Primary Industries and Landcare NSW through funding received from the Established Pest Animals and Weeds Initiative, part of the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.

I hope that this is a great chance to hear from locals and look at ways that we can be working together to improve our area, but also draw attention to the wonderful things happening in our region.

For more information, go to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @cwllandcare.

Until next week, happy Landcaring.