Events

Mar
3
Sun
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.

Mar
27
Wed
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.

 

 

 

Apr
7
Sun
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.

May
23
Thu
Pandanus Die-back Information Day
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This information day is presented by EnviTE Environment and there are two sessions:
9 am at Charlesworth Bay, Korora and 1 pm at Corindi Beach Caravan Park.

Community key to protecting “iconic” species
Infestation of Pandanus planthopper (Jamella australiae) has potential of causing dieback in local populations of coastal Pandanus Tree (Pandanus tectorius) on the Coffs Coast. Known as Pandanus dieback it has recently been found occurring in New South Wales between Tweed Heads and Coffs Harbour. The planthopper or flatid, Jamella australiae, is endemic to north Queensland, its a major cause of Pandanus dieback through heavy infestations of the Pandanus planthopper building up and weakening the Pandanus tree’s growing system.
Pandanus expert Joel Fostin is spreading awareness about the plight of Pandanus palms. He will present at two locations to acquaint with identification of Pandanus Planthopper and symptoms of affected plants.
RSVP by Monday 20th May.

May
24
Fri
Horticulture Field Day
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Water quality and horticulture has been a hot topic in the region recently. This workshop will take you through the recent research in water quality, water bugs, ideal native vegetation for creeks, systems to improve water and nutrient management, and model horticulture set-up.

May
28
Tue
Pasture Weeds Workshop
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop on common pasture weeds, their management & control will be presented by CHRL president Barry Powells. Barry brings many years of experience in the role of Weeds Officer with Coffs Harbour City Council to this presentation.
Weeds to be covered include Bahia and Giant Parramatta Grass, Fireweed, Groundsel Bush and Lantana as well as Tropical Soda Apple. New and emerging weeds such  as Coolatai Grass, Columbian Waxweed and Leucaena will also be discussed.
Integrated Management Strategies are the key to success and Grazing Management is an important part of this.
New members of the Nana Glen Landcare Group have made their paddock available to the first part of the workshop, which is just outside Coramba at No. 1448 Coramba Rd.
The workshop will then continue at the Coramba Community Hall.

Jun
4
Tue
Cultural Awareness Event
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Coffs Harbour and District LALC would like to invite Natural Resource Management Professionals and Volunteers to a Cultural Awareness Event.

Cultural Awareness Day Flyer

Look At Me Know Headland, Emerald Beach

Focusing on Cultural Protocols and Sensitivities within the Gumbaynggirr Nation.

An initiative delivered by Coffs Harbour City Council, as a part of the Environment Levy Grants Program.

RSVP to AJ Perkins on 0499 101 096 or email programs @coffsharbourlalc.com.au

Jun
17
Mon
Considerations for Planting
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

A question often asked by many Landcarers is when is planting necessary as a restoration activity? Many sites may be quite resilient and once the pressure of weeds has been removed they are able to regenerate naturally. However planting has a role when this resilience is lacking or there are more immediate goals such as stabilising banks and reducing erosion.

The Workshop will start at the nursery with discussions around when planting should be used as a restoration activity, planting designs, species selection and ensuring planting success. After morning tea we will walk across to Jarrett Creek for a planting demonstration.

Please wear closed walking shoes, hat and long pants and bring a bottle of water.

Register by Thursday 20th June.

 

Jun
23
Sun
Native Plant Propagation Workshop
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop to be held at Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare Nursery is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in growing their own native plants. You will learn techniques and tips on how to grow native plants successfully. This workshop will teach and demonstrate the basic principles of propagating a variety of native seeds including the right growing media and containers to use. Other propagation techniques such as division and cuttings will also be discussed. The focus will be on native species that grow locally.

Please register by Thursday 20th June.

Jun
26
Wed
Birds of Moonee
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The birds and their habitats of Green Bluff Headland and South Moonee Forest have been studied for the past two years under a grant from the NSW Environmental Trust.
This morning will present the results of bird monitoring that was undertaken as part of that project, to see how the local birds utilise the existing and the repaired habitat.
Participants will visit some of the 15  sites surveyed for forest and wetland birds in 2017-2018. Over 1400 birds were recorded from more than 80 species by volunteers working with a local ornithologist. This area is one of the last remaining local mountains to sea wildlife corridors.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the types of habitat preferred by our local birds.