Looking At Landcare (8/10/2021) – Landcare AGM with Special Guest Michael Thomas

Hi Landcarers

Central West Lachlan Landcare are pleased to be holding their 2021 Annual General meeting on Wednesday, 27 October.

Obviously it would be great to be able to offer the AGM face to face, but given the pending changes in restrictions and ‘opening up’ the State, we have chosen to go online for 2021.

This does not mean that it isn’t going to be a fabulous meeting though! We are fortunate to welcome Environmental Advisor at CMOC-Northparkes Mines Michael Thomas as our guest speaker. Michael overseas the Kokoda Biodiversity Offset Property.

RSVP can be made through Sticky Tickets or click the links on our social media to take you straight there.

Kokoda Biodiversity Offset was purchased by Northparkes Mines in 2014 and established as a conservation area with the aim of restoring degraded farmland to a functioning woodland. Kokoda is secured under the protection of a Voluntary Conservation Agreement (VCA), locking it in perpetuity for the sole purpose of enhancing biodiversity values.

The conservation area is 350 hectares comprised of open grassland and dense woodland, located in the Mandagery landscape. As part of the VCA commitments, Northparkes set out to restore 37.3 hectares of degraded grassland to a Grey Box Grassy Woodland (GBGW) community, reflective of the surrounding plant community type.

Over the course of 18 months, the partnership of Northparkes and Skillset Landworks have undertaken land preparation activities and installed 18,000 tubestock across the specific target area. Ongoing maintenance of the tubestock will be undertaken to ensure their success and establishment in the landscape.

Not only will we hear from Michael, but it is also a chance to reflect on the past 12 months of the financial year. We have had a massive year, even though COVID-19 and lockdowns had an impact on some events.

We were extremely fortunate to be able to deliver some massive undertakings for our communities.

We encourage members of the public to be part of our AGM. We are richer with a diverse group of contributors.

A big thank you to my volunteer Committee who help to keep everything turning and are a massive support throughout the year.

If you are interested in being involved, please feel free to contact me. Our newsletter has also been distributed to members this week. If you aren’t on our contact list, go to our website to sign up.

Click here to register for the AGM.

CWLL AGM Notice 27-10-2021