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Celebrating Landcare

Landcare on the Central Tablelands has a lot to celebrate in this National Landcare Week 2016: Monday 5 – Sunday 11 September, 2016.

Landcare Week is an annual celebration encouraging everyone, wherever they live and whatever they do, to get involved in the Landcare community and help protect and restore our country’s valuable natural resources.

There are five Landcare Networks on the Central Tablelands assisting more than 2000 Landcare volunteers.

“Thanks to funding through the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative announced earlier this year, all five networks now have the resources to provide vital administrative and coordination support for the work of the grassroots volunteers,” explained Liz Davis, Regional Landcare Facilitator with Central Tablelands Local land Services.

Additionally, Local Land Services has granted funding to allow coordinators from each of the networks to attend the National Landcare Conference in Melbourne from 21-23 September.

The five Landcare networks operating on the Central Tablelands include Watershed Landcare in the Mudgee district (coordinator – Claudia Wythes), Central Tablelands Landcare covering Orange and Bathurst (coordinator – Marita Sydes), Little River Landcare in the Cumnock-Yeoval area (coordinator -Tracey Potts), Mid Lachlan Landcare based at Cowra (coordinator -Tracee Burke), and Lithgow-Oberon Landcare (coordinator - Rechelle Fisher).

Central Tablelands Local Land Services also provides additional support for Landcare Coordinators through the National Landcare Programme funded by the Commonwealth Government.

“There is so much fantastic Landcare work happening out and about on the Central Tablelands, with our team of coordinators enthusiastically supporting volunteers on the ground. It really is a great time to be involved in Landcare,” declared Liz Davis.

For more information about Landcare projects currently under way in your area contact our Regional Landcare Facilitator Liz Davis on 0427 452 662, 02 6363 7872 or email liz.davis@lls.nsw.gov.au

A full list of our landcare networks.

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