Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare Awards Invitation
The Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare Awards day for 2017 will be held on Sunday 10th September at the Jetty Foreshore. Please click on the link below for further details.
It is time again to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding efforts of our local Landcare volunteers. Nominations are now open for our two awards:
Dee Wallace Perpetual Award for Excellence by a Landcare Group – This award honours the memory of the late Dee Wallace and recognizes a Volunteer Group for its contribution to Landcare and to rehabilitating he environment.
Eileen Moody Memorial Award – this awards acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding efforts of individual local Landcare volunteers
If you feel a Landcare volunteer or group are worthy of either award please nominate now. Groups are also welcome to nominate themselves – you know what you have achieved!
Nominations can either be dropped into the CHRL office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of our dunes are battered by wind and seas and have suffered from impacts from human activities in the past. This area in Woolgoolga has been looked after by volunteers for a number of years and is quite typical of many beaches.
This workshop will suggest some techniques that may be used to help assist dune restoration,
Carl Freeman will be leading the discussion.
All Coffs Coast volunteers are welcome to join us in celebrating 50 years of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The celebration will include Welcome to Country, volunteer ceremony, mass tree planting, Aboriginal culture, art exhibition, poetry and music.
Please click on link for flyer
Please RSVP to Lyndy Rees by 15th September 2017.
Ph 6652 0909 Lynn.Rees@environment.nsw.com.au
Troy Blackman who was named 2016 Young farmer of the Year will open his property “Waterfall Produce” at Upper Orara for a field day to showcase his integrated management system.
With three tiers to the enterprise, Waterfall Produce incorporates a Charolais Stud, Beef and Egg production all integrated in a holistically managed organic system situated across three properties in the Coffs Harbour hinterland.
Produce is provided to local markets from 330 head of cattle and 1800 Pasture raised chickens.
At this field day we will answer questions on managing animal health organically , weed management, soil nutrition and environmental management.
Wild dogs have been high on the agenda of many land managers around Australia for a number of years and manyfarmers are calling for assistance to control dogs.
The behaviour of wild dogs in the vicinity of populated areas in the Coffs Harbour region is being studied and some interesting findings include the very long distances travelled by dogs.
But do we have a problem here in the rural area? Are dogs causing damage to livestock? Do we find signs of predation on native wildlife? Are we dealing with dogs or dingos? And what is the relationship to foxes and cats?
The Nana Glen Landcare Group invites to a discussion of these questions and to explore options available to better control dogs and maybe foxes as well with local landcare officer Pia Dollmann and LLS Biosecurity officer Mick Elliott on Tuesday, 14th Nov at 5.30 at the Nana Glen Community Hall. Refreshments will be provided and bookings are essential. Ph Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare on 66511 308 or book via the website.
All current CHRL members are welcome to come to our End of Year Gathering on the Wednesday 15th of November. We will be returning to Boambee Creek Reserve.
CHRL will be supplying sausages and bread. Please bring anything else you would like to BBQ. Please also bring a salad or dessert to share.
Parking at the Reserve costs $5.
RSVP – Monday 13th November.
Cats Claw Creeper, Madeira Vine, Salvinia, Smooth tree pear.
– Talk by Troy Brown, technical officer invasive species unit, about biocontrol agents available to landcarers and the community.
– Discussion on how landcarers and landholders can be supported in the use of biocontrol of weeds.
– Site tour of biocontrol breeding facility.
Lunch is provided. Please RSVP by 27 November.
Weeds are usually divided into environmental and agricultural weeds and many organic producers shy away from controlling their environmental weeds.
“Bellbowra” is an organic farm growing Pecan Nuts on 6 ha and 1 ha of Russian Garlic.
Dawn and Terry have been farming here since 2001 and while their farm is by no means free of weeds yet, they have made great progress in developing strategies for weed control in their production zones as well as in their riparian zone. They will share their experience during this workshop.