Newsletter - July 2017

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Fringe Forum

Grassland Habitat Research
13 July

Ground Floor Function Room
Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street Dickson

Grassland Habitat Research
Come and listen to Brett Howland, research and monitoring officer, as he shares the latest information on kangaroos, biodiversity and grassland habitats.

Fringe forums run from 5:00pm- 6:00pm (on the specified date)

RSVP to with your name and any questions you’d like answered.

NPAACT Bushfire Management Balancing the Risks

21 - 22 July
Pilgrim House
69 Northbourne Ave
Civic, ACT

A community symposium to discuss research, strategies and expectations for fire management in the ACT in a changing climate.

Download the flyer here

Native Bee and Pollinator Workshop

Friday 28 July Queanbeyan
Sunday 30 July Michelago

Learn about the importance of bees as pollinators and the crisis they are facing. Take part in the construction of bee hotels and learn about ways you can support native bee populations in your local environment.

Click here for details for each of these events

Organised by Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare and the ACT Regional Landcare Facilitator

National Tree Day Mt Majura

Sunday July 30
12:45pm - 4pm

Join the Friends of Mount Majura to celebrate National Tree Day 2017 on Sunday 30 July and help with the planting of local trees, shrubs and flowering ground-cover plants.

Visit the FOMM website for more details

Black Mountain Guided Summit Walks

Sunday 23 July and;
Sunday 30 July

Sunday 23 July 2017, 9.30am -1.00pm, Walk up and back.
Walk up the north-eastern slopes of Black Mountain to the summit with local botanist Isobel Crawford and an ANBG Guide, and return to the Visitor Centre, ANBG.

Sunday 30 July 2017, 9.30am) to 12.00pm, Walk down and back
Meet at the Lookout near the Telstra Tower.Walk down the Summit Walk with local ecologist, Michael Doherty, and an ANBG Guide. We shall see Acacia near the apex and the Zieria plants near the Visitor Centre, ANBG.

Cost: Gold coin donation to Friends of Black Mountain
Bookings essential: Email your name and phone number to, or phone Linda (0437 298711)

2017 State and Territory Landcare Awards

Nominations Open

Nominations are still being accepted for the 2017 State and Territory Landcare Awards. NSW nominations close 17 July and ACT nominations close on 30 July.

Visit the Landcare Awards website for information and to make a nomination

NSW Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan

Each Regional Weeds Committee has developed a five-year Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan to focus on managing weed biosecurity. The plans are based on the best available local knowledge, research and technology and a rigorous assessment of the biosecurity risks posed by weeds.

A key part of developing the plans was the review and prioritisation of weeds in the regions. This resulted in the priority weed list (Appendix 1 of the plans) and other regional weed lists (Appendix 2 of the plans), using a risk-based approach that is internationally recognised.

Download the South East Regional plan here

ACT Environment Grants

Applications close 15 August

ACT Government

ACT Environment Grants (Grants) fund community-based projects that support on-ground environmental activities consistent with the ACT Government’s policies. $200,000.00 is available in funding for community projects. A maximum limit of $50,000 applies per grant application. Applications close on 15 August.

Visit the website for more information

Protecting our Places - Grants and Workshops

Various locations in NSW throughout July

 NSW Environmental Trust

The Protecting Our Places program is a contestable grants program for Aboriginal community organisations and groups, seeking to achieve long-term beneficial outcomes for the NSW environment.
Funded by the NSW Environment Trust the program encourages and empowers Aboriginal communities to protect, conserve and restore cultural landscapes that are of importance to local Aboriginal communities.

Visit the Environment Trust website for more details

NSW Local Land Services and Landcare Conference

25-27 October,
Albury, NSW

The 2017 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference will be held from the 25-27 October, at the Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW. The Conference is being hosted by Landcare NSW and Murray Local Land Services, and is being coordinated in partnership with local Landcare and community groups.

Visit the website for more information and to register