Looking At Landcare (18/12/2020) – Lot’s to celebrate and look forward to in 2021 for CWL Landcare

Hi Landcarers

Central West Lachlan Landcare held their final meeting for the year this week.

We were fortunate to have many things to celebrate and much to look forward to in 2021!

Before I launch into a preview of next year, I want to take the opportunity to encourage those of you who are looking forward to Santa’s visit, to hold off on the glitter and look at some alternatives for your reindeer food on Christmas Eve. Check out the links on our social media to find out how you can make your own environmentally friendly reindeer food…and snack for Santa as well.

In March we will be holding two workshops with a focus on Glossy Black Cockatoos and Swift Parrots. These will be held with the support of the Central West Local Land Services, the National Parks Association and Parkes Shire Council.

These will be exciting opportunities to learn more about both birds, their habitat and also the other unique species of plants and animals that we host in our region.

28 May will be the anticipated arrival of Costa Georgiadis to Forbes. I have to thank the community for the amazing positive feedback that I have received regarding Costa’s visit. We are please to welcome Costa as our speaker for the expanded Eco Day at Forbes Showground. We are looking forward to welcoming year 5 students from Parkes and Forbes Shire schools to this fun and educational day.

That evening we are pleased to host Costa at Forbes Town Hall as the Guest Speaker for our Landcare dinner, along with some other fabulous speakers. He will then join us at the Forbes Riverside Community Garden the next morning for their Open Day.

We are hopeful that in 2021 we will be celebrating National Tree Day in Parkes and Forbes after having to pass on the event unfortunately in 2020.

We are auspicing the NSW State Rural Women’s Gathering between 22 – 24 October in Forbes and cant wait to show off our beautiful area to visitors.

This will be my last article for a few weeks. Thank you to Fairfax Media and the Editors of the Parkes Champion Post and Forbes Advocate, Chrissy and Renee. We are so fortunate to have these fabulous women overseeing our local papers. It is such a pleasure to work with both of you.

For further information please go to www.centralwestlachlanlandcare.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at @cwllandcare.