Looking At Landcare (2/7/2021) – National Tree Day to Proceed at this Stage

Hi Landcarers

Wow! What a difference a week makes when planning events!

This is a general update on upcoming events that we have/had planned for the upcoming months.

At this stage we are still full steam ahead with planning for the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering in Forbes. We will be releasing the website, in a modified version on Friday, 2 July. Instead of taking registrations, we will be taking Expressions of Interest, until the lockdown eases. Then we will reassess and move forward.

The reason that we have decided to do this is to capture intent of attendees in terms of workshops and provide general information, but we feel that it would be irresponsible to take bookings and payments whilst we are still in this lockdown phase.

Our Mental Health First Aid Course that we had scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, 13 and 14 July has been postponed. We want to make sure that this is available to as many people as possible, so, in consultation with the workshop provider, Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP), we have rescheduled this workshop to Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 and 9 September.

This training will still be held in Parkes. We will be guided by the COVID advise closer to the event to ensure that we are compliant with Government requirements.

Finally….we have been reviewing the advice from NSW Health and Planet Ark with regard to Forbes and Parkes National Tree Day events. At this stage we are still proceeding with preparation and planning for these days. Bookings are essential and can be made via the Planet Ark website. Links in our social media and website.

Forbes National Tree Day will be held at the Forbes Waste Depot and be part of the exciting Landfill Expansion Project. We are pleased to be working with Forbes Shire Council to commence this work at National Tree Day. These plantings will promote connectivity with existing stands of bushland in the area.

Click here to register.

Parkes National Tree Day will be held in partnership with Parkes Shire Council and will once again be working at Akuna Road, near the Water Treatment Plant. Again, another project promoting connectivity, continuing plantings of Fuzzy Box Woodland community.

Click here to register.

We are looking forward to these fantastic days and hope to see you there!

If you require further information, between now and the website release, go to our facebook or instagram pages or please go to www.centralwestlachlanlandcare.org, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @cwllandcare