NPWS Hit Team No. 2 Dorrigo National Park
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
NPWS Hit Team No. 2 Dorrigo National Park @ Dorrigo Rainforest Centre | Dorrigo Mountain | New South Wales | Australia

Restoring Gondwana World Heritage Rainforest to its natural glory

Lyndy Rees from NPWS has organised a ‘Hit Team No. 2’ day for NPWS volunteers to learn about Rainforest restoration in Dorrigo National Park.

Please click on link to open flyer about the day No. 2 Hit Dorrigo NP

Plant Identification in Paperbark Swamp Forest
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The legendary Alex Floyd, OAM, local botanist and rainforest specialist and author is giving us a guided tour of the paperbark swamp forest next to the retirement village where he now lives.
Alex has a special gift to infect the people around him with his enthusiasm and unbounded interest in botanical matters.
He will take us through three vegetation communities (Paperbark Swamp Forest, Wet Sclerophyll Forest and pockets of littoral rainforest).
Alex and his wife Cynthia Floyd shared the CHRL Eileen Moody award in 1997.
Click here to register.

Restoring the banks of Bonville Creek
Nov 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Brenda is the landholder here who has asked us for help with the restoration of her creek bank in 2013. Her property was included in a Riparian Restoration Plan for Bonville Creek, prepared by EnviTE, which made an excellent start for the implementation of on-ground work.
North Coast Local Land Services supported the work through their Targeted Landcare Program for three years and the outcomes are convincing: A passionate woman in her sixties can restore this environment to a functioning system with a little bit of help.
Register here.

Rubber Jellyfish – Movie
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We all know that throwing rubbish on the ground is littering, so why is letting a balloon float away seen as something different? Rubber Jellyfish is a feature-length documentary that explores the effects of helium balloons on the environment, wildlife and human beings. Mum-to-be Carly Wilson sets out on a personal journey to meet key players on all sides in the fight to ban balloons, and exposes the confronting truth behind our favorite party product.
As she travels around Australia and explores problems around the world, seeking to understand the science and various points of view, Carly discovers a range of issues, from the heartbreaking impact on sea turtles to the potentially deadly effect of helium on children. Her journey takes her from littered beaches to the capital, as she speaks to businesses and politicians to find out why the balloon problem is being ignored and if something can be done.
This screening event will also include a Q&A with environmental and conservation groups from the Coffs Harbour and Mid North Coast region.
Check out the trailer and learn more about the film at

Rubber Jellyfish-Poster (1)

Annual Orchard Management
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please note:  The location is Mahers Lane, not Mahers Road.
Yearly biodynamic schedule to the orchard, applying biodynamic preparations, making farm-based fertilisers and how to use them, grafting / budding, summer pruning, netting, pest and disease control, fruit tree selection, care and use of tools.
Presenter: Angus Deans, horticultural consultant & orchard specialist.
Please RSVP for catering purposes as morning tea is provided.

Coastal Bush Regeneration I
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

This will be a hands-on workshop on coastal weeds and garden escapees at Boambee Creek reserve. We will demonstrate and practice our agreed methods and strategies for bush regeneration.
Presenters:  Mel Craig & Pia Dollmann
Please be aware that there is a $ 5 parking fee at this reserve which we were not able to waive. You can park outside the reserve and walk down. We will bring all tools and equipment with our car.

Please note our ticketing interface has changed the way you register for our events. You need to press ‘Add’ to select the number of tickets, you then need to go to the bottom of the screen and select the blue “Next” tab to add your details to complete your registration.

CHRL General Meeting
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CHRL General Meeting @ Coffs Harbour Community Village | Coffs Harbour | New South Wales | Australia

All members are invited to attend CHRL General Meetings.

Guest speaker to be advised

Clean-up Australia Day
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Clean Up Australia Day 2019 will be held on Sunday 3rd March. Please join us to help clean up the beach, dunes and bush around Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour, from 8.30am. Register here: Diggers Beach Clean Up 2019

Other Landcare sites will also register for Clean-up Australia Day. Details can be found at the website: Clean Up Australia Day 2019

Gloves and rubbish bags will be provided. Bring your own hat and water and wear closed shoes.

Considerations for planting coastal sites – what goes where?
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Considerations for planting coastal sites - what goes where? @ Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare Community Nursery

Unfortunately we had to cancel this workshop for now as our presenter is dealing with family issues. We would like to be able to offer this workshop at a new date before end of June and will let you know the new details.
In this Workshop we invite you into the Landcare Community nursery to take a look at some of the key species used in restoration and enhancement plantings on coastal bush regeneration sites. Participants will learn about:

  • The main vegetation communities or coastal habitats we have in the region
  • When to consider planting
  • Social and environmental values of assisted restoration.
  • Which species should be planted where
  • Function of certain species in their preferred habitat
  • How to ensure a successful planting
  • Plant id tips
  • Propagation

When: New date to be advised

Where: Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare, Newman St, Woolgoolga

(Follow link to flyer for map directions to Nursery) Considerations for planting on coastal sites – What goes where? Workshop flyer

Time: 10am –12pm

Cost: Free

Light refreshments provided

Register by: New date to be advised.




Coastal Bush Regeneration II
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This workshop is located at Macauleys Headland, between Park Beach and Diggers Beach. The vegetation community here is more ‘bushy’ than at Boambee. We will learn to recognise natives that look like weeds here as well as get our hands busy with weeding the edge of this coastal forest and grassland.
Please drive to Richmond Drive, via Brunswick Avenue in Coffs Harbour (north of Park Beach Plaza) and find our signs where to park for a short walk up to the headland.

Please note our ticketing interface has changed the way you register for our events. You need to press ‘Add’ to select the number of tickets, you then need to go to the bottom of the screen and select the blue “Next” tab to add your details to complete your registration.