The Scoop

My Community Project – Cessnock

Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council and Cessnock Council have collaborated and currently have a My Community Project under consideration for funding.

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Landcare Funding Deed 2019-2023

This program builds on the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative, a number of previous Landcare Support Programs and regional Landcare investment made through National Landcare Program and Catchment Action over the last four years and beyond.  

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Spotted-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) captured on camera!

Landcare volunteers assisted with the setup of wildlife cameras at Hunter River Reserve in Greta and captured a spotted quoll!

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Celebrating 30 years of Landcare in the Mulbring Valley

On Saturday, 1st June 2019 Mount Vincent Landcare Inc (MVLC) celebrated 30 Years of Landcaring in the Mulbring Valley. 

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Spotlight on … Dungog Common Landcare Group

Dungog Common Landcare Group (DCLG) operates under the auspices of the Dungog Common Recreation Reserve Manager (DCRRM) or what we call ‘theTrust’. Our workdays are spent caring for 260 hectares (600 acres) of Crown land on the northwest edge of the Township of Dungog. 

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Community Groups Combine to Form New ‘TEAM’

Members of Denman Community Garden, Muscle Creek Landcare and Penguin Garden Club met recently to form a new umbrella group called Hunter Sustainability Landcare TEAM (The Environment Always Matters). 

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30 Years of Landcare

To acknowledge 30 years of Landcare in the Hunter, HRLN is putting together a book and providing resource packs to current members.

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Ask a Scientist

Farmers for Climate Action is inviting all farmers to participate in the ‘Ask a Scientist’ project and pose your question to a panel of highly respected climate scientists. Current farming production systems have been forged in the face of great climate variability... read more

Community pitches in to plant trees in Scone

The reserve on Bhima Drive in Scone was a hub of activity on Friday 26th and Sunday  28th OCTOBER 2018 with over 150 students and families planting approximately 800 trees and shrubs. The event, sponsored by Bengalla Mining Company, was organised by Council staff with... read more

30 Years of Landcare in the Hunter publication- Be part of History

Next year (2019) marks 30 years of Landcare across Australia and the Hunter. Hunter Region Landcare Network needs you to tell the story of your Landcare group and be part of a special publication we are putting together to celebrate this anniversary.  This book will... read more

NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare have their say in Parliament

The PFL Chair Kevin Anderson, Member for Tamworth, organised a debate (a Notice of Motion) in the Legislative Assembly of the NSW Parliament yesterday which enabled MPs to speak about Landcare in their electorate and the events they attended during Sustaining Landcare... read more

Grant Awarded to Putty Valley

Three Valleys Landcare Group (TVLG) has been awarded a grant of $99,827 under the 2018 round of the Restoration and Rehabilitation program from the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust.  This grant is for the delivery of the project entitled Putty Creek... read more

Creating habitat for native fauna in Port Stephens

Raymond Terrace Parks Reserves and Tidy Town Committee and partners are creating critical habitat for native fauna in Boomerang Park. A community event was held in the Raymond Terrace park on August 30, attracting more than 25 people, which kicked off the initiative. ... read more

Hunter Region Landcare receives funding to Rehabilitate Swamp Creek, Abermain

  This project will restore the riparian area of Swamp Creek in Abermain, approximately 500m in length, which contains remnants of two endangered ecological communities. Swamp Creek is part of the Hunter River catchment, contributing flows to the Hunter estuary... read more

Pesticide Use in Hunter Water’s Drinking Water Catchments

Pesticide Use in Hunter Water’s Drinking Water Catchments Advisian is gathering information on behalf of Hunter Water Corporation on insecticides, herbicides and fungicides currently being used in the drinking water catchments. Advisian has contacted Hunter... read more

A non-chemical approach to weed control – A Sweet End to Weeds

A non-chemical approach to weed control A Sweet end to Weeds Sugar has the potential to control annual weeds according to recent research trials conducted by researchers from Charles Sturt University. Trials on a private property “Windermere”, and a travelling stock... read more

Cassilis Inspire Biodiversity Project Nest Boxes

Cassilis Inspire Biodiversity Project Nest Boxes Filling the gap for our native species in the Upper Hunter Region Landcare Network has provided funding through a partnership with HLLS for construction of nest boxes for endangered birds, small mammals and microbats... read more

Lambs Valley Workshop Wrap Up 16 June

38 Community Members attended the Workshop at Lambs Valley Creek on the16th June. Expertise provided by Jordan Skinner –Port Stephens Council Adam Bush –Local Land Services Noel Jupp – Riverdene nurseries Fiona Marshall –Local Land Services At the workshop we learned... read more

Local Landare Coordinator Initiative Building momentum

View, Print and Download [7.10 MB] The LLCI program which began in 2015 is a $15 million, four year project to renew the Government – Landcare community relationship by investing in and unlocking the full potential of the thousands of volunteers of the Landcare... read more

Fern Creek Gully Restoration Project- 2018 Update

Landcare Support Officer, Daniel Oldfield recently completed a site inspection with Peter Dalton the Landcare Team Leader from Fern Creek Gully Landcare Group. Daniel and Peter walked through the site, as Peter explained the site history and the new up and coming... read more