K2W Partnership wins environment grant

The Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) Great Eastern Ranges Partnership is delighted to have received $500,000 under the NSW Environmental Trust’s recently announced Bush Connect program. As a successful applicant, the partnership will be funded over a six year period to restore glider habitat and linkages at three sites along the Abercrombie River. The project will…

Wombeyan Weed Whacking Weekend

The 10th biannual whacking weekend has wrapped up at Wombeyan Caves in October with participants coming from Newcastle, Illawarra, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Cowra and the Central Coast. Weekends are run in partnership with Wombeyan Caves Landcare and NPWS funded by the Kanangra Boyd To Wyangala Link – Invasive species program. There are two weekends per year…

Landcare Helps to Save Local Species from Extinction

Two beautiful little creatures are on the brink of extinction here in the Gunning district.  Most of us would never have seen either one but their loss would make us all the poorer.  That’s why local landcarers are partnering with scientists and experts to help bring back the Southern Pygmy Perch and Yellow-spotted Bell Frog…

ROSLYN SCHOOLS LANDCARE DAY OUT

By Mark Selmes – Media Officer, Roslyn Landcare Group On Thursday 29th October, children from Crookwell and Laggan Primary schools enjoyed both great weather and great entertainment for the annual Local Land Services (LLS) and Roslyn Landcare Group (RLG) Schools Environmental Awareness and Tree Planting Day. This year (thanks to Mary Bonet from the Great Eastern Ranges Glideways…

New Leaf for Landcare- 15 Million for Local Landcare coordinators

Minister Niall Blair announced the NSW Government’s $15million program for Landcare support over the next four years at the State Landcare conference last week. media release Niall Blair 15 Million Landcare This new program presents a good opportunity for Landcare across the state.  One of the components of this program is the Local Coordinators, a network…

Echidnas, frogs and lizards to delight at children’s Biodiversity Day

Local school children from the Blayney, Wyangala, Bigga and Trunkey Creek districts will learn about the fascinating creatures that share their backyards at the Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) Biodiversity Day on 11 September. Run to coincide with National Biodiversity Month, Landcare Week and National threatened Species week, children from eight primary schools will have a…

Crookwell Connectivity Challenge- 20 Million trees/Green Army

The Crookwell Connectivity Challenge 20 Million tree programme at Lost River is well under-way with sites ready for direct seeding in coming weeks and areas for tubestock already in the ground thanks to the Crookwell Green Army team and the Crookwell High School outreach program- Links to Learning. Angus Taylor, member for Hume and his…

Breadalbane Landcare- Bringing Back Birds

Breadalbane Plains Landcare recently held a “Birds on Farms” Field day at the Breadalbane Hall with Tony Saunders. The group of 20 Landcarers went out for a walk on a very cold and windy day to discuss the success and failures of previous landcare plantings with regard to bird habitat. The group were delighted to…

Sydney Uni Landcare volunteering weekend- restoring habitat connections

Upper Lachlan Landcare recently hosted Sydney Uni Landcarers for a weekend of tree planting at Fullerton, part of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, Kanangra Boyd to Wyangala Link (K2W) revegetation efforts, reconnecting important habitat connections along the Abercrombie River Corridor. A team of 30 students, headed up by Sydney Uni Landcare chair person, Earl Yandall,…

NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare

The voices of around 60,000 Landcare volunteers and 3,000 groups will be heard in the NSW Parliament following the formation of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare. The creation of this group presents exciting opportunities for Landcare in NSW and is a pivotal step forward in the Sustaining Landcare campaign. The group is chaired by…

Our Landcare Champions

Landcare recognizes local champions The Upper Lachlan Catchment Coordinating Committee held its inaugural Landcare champions awards ceremony in April. The event which ran over 2 days with an awards ceremony at the beautiful Willovale Mill Restaurant in Laggan followed by a champions tour to visit the work of the Landcare champions at Roslyn and the…

Woodland Bird Identification and Survey Technique Workshops in the K2W

Monitoring of birds in the temperate woodlands of South-eastern Australia is one of the most important tools for assessing ecological health and resilience in this diverse but scarce habitat type within the Great Eastern Ranges (GER) corridor. It is also a great way to engage with communities in habitat restoration and protection. Traditionally, bird monitoring…