Newsletter - May 2018

Aboriginal Agriculture

A Conversation with Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage

Presented by Landcare ACT with Molonglo Catchment Group

But you can follow a live stream!

Aboriginal agriculture

Molonglo Catchment Group will be livestreaming the event to our Facebook site:

We are thrilled by your response to this event which booked out in 24 hours! We hope that by recording this and livestreaming to you, that you can still witness what will be a lively and important conversation. If you have already rsvp'd to the event, we will keep you up to date with any updates or changes.

Traditional Burning for the 21st Century

Aboriginal Cool Burning Workshops for Land Managers

Join Ngunawal and Ngarigo Traditional Custodians Wally Bell and Rod Mason in this series of Aboriginal cool burning workshops coordinated by Molonglo Catchment Group, Upper Shoalhaven Landcare and Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare.

Workshops aim to increase understanding and adoption of traditional burning practices and explore what contemporary fire management can learn from traditional fire management.

Workshops will have both ecological restoration and reconciliation outcomes.

Remaining Workshops

6 May 2018—Millpost Farm, Bungendore NSW

18 May 2018—Icon Water Biodiversity Offset Property, Williamsdale ACT

2 June 2018—Mt Oak, Billilingra NSW

Events are weather dependant. Bookings essential. Numbers are limited.


Members Workshop

Our next member’s workshop will be in the MCG Conference Room on Thursday, 17 May from 1pm to 4pm, light lunch included.


The workshop topics are:

  • Member’s forum to talk about your priorities, share information, discuss the progress of projects and any issues affecting your work
  • Project ideas and proposals
  • Current Funding application updates
  • MCG program update

If you would like to become a member of Molonglo Catchment Group or check on your membership status, please email

Burra Erosion Control Field Day

Come and join us on Saturday 12 May for a morning of conversation about managing erosion in the Burra region with a special guest, Wayne Cook. Wayne is a soil scientist specialising in Hydrogeological Landscape Mapping, and will share his expertise on ways to deal with erosion on your place, along with Lori Gould and Ben Hanrahan who are part of the Rivers of Carbon team looking after Burra.

We will begin our morning at 10.00am with a cuppa and presentation in the Burra Hall. From there we will visit a couple of sites where we will discuss the geology and hydrology of the Burra region. We will talk about how we can use riparian restoration to deal with many of the river management problems we find on our properties.

The Rivers of Carbon team would love to see you as we have funding available to assist landholders with fencing, revegetation and erosion works. We are working in partnership with the Molonglo Catchment Group who is organising and hosting this event with us. A BBQ lunch will be provided when we have completed our site visits, with plenty of opportunity for asking questions and chatting throughout the morning.

Register for this event at Eventbrite

Burra erosion

Birds in Remnants—with Wandyali Restoration Trust

Join Greening Australia Project Manager and local bird identification expert Nicki Taws for a bird monitoring workshop at Wandiyali-Environa Wildlife Sanctuary in Googong.

This workshop is part of the Saving Our Species, Save our Scarlet Robin Project, coordinated by South East Local Land Services in association with Molonglo Catchment Group, and supported by the NSW Government via its Environmental Trust.

Bring binoculars if you have them! We will have some spares on the day.

RSVPs and queries please contact Josie:

World Environment Day Tree Planting Event

With CVA and Molonglo Catchment Group at Jerrambomerra

Location: Jerrabomberra, NSW

Departs from: 89 Tennant St Fyshwick or Canberra City YHA Akuna St Civic

Departure time: 7:40am and 8am

Come and assist Molonglo Catchment Group and CVA to help celebrate world environment day with a fantastic planting project near Jerrabomberra NSW.

The project will enhance the extent and connectivity of Box Gum Grassy Woodland in the area. The area is part of the White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely's Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland critically endangered ecological community.

Tree planting will provide regeneration of species which are not regenerating well naturally. Without active regeneration, the ecological community will degrade due to a lack of tree canopy species recruitment and eventual death of established trees. The planting will help to reverse this process as well as assist several threatened species found in the area.

You are able to book individual days for this project. For more information please contact the Canberra office of CVA on 0262427770

Register with CVA here