The Scoop

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

Hunter Floodplain Red Gum Woodland regeneration

A long awaited planting day with Singleton Shire Landcare at Col Fisher Park in Singleton was a great success.  The Hunter Floodplain Red Gum Woodland  (Endangered Ecological Community) along the banks of this Creek  is undergoing regeneration thanks to Singleton... read more

River red gums, glendonites and caring for Col Fisher Park: Singleton Shire Landcare Network

After the success of Rock’in the Park, the Singleton Shire Landcare Network (SSLN) are keen to see more local residents appreciate, and care for, Col Fisher Park.  Travis with the joeys and scouts. With it’s magnificent river red gums and intriguing Glendonites, the... read more

Warners Creek, Lake Macquarie benefits from funding

In mid 2017 Hunter Region Landcare Network obtained $5600 funding from Hunter Water to assist regeneration works at Warners Creek. These works supported Warners Bay Landcare group and also helped to extend erosion control and creek rehabilitation works funded by LMCC.... read more

CONGRATULATIONS to Coal Point Progress Association Inc for Winning the Photo Competition!

Coal Point Progress Association submitted the winning image taken on National Tree Day and will receive $250 cash to spend on their group! The winning image will be proudly displayed on the HRLN home page for three months.   This image won the most votes from the... read more

Squirrel Glider Surveying and Spotlighting at Coal Point

11 participants descended upon Coal Point to monitor the population of Squirrel Gliders, and to replace any unused nesting boxes to further encourage continued breeding. Later on, the group went for a spotlight to see whether we could encounter any of the previous... read more

Muster to Shape the Future of Landcare in NSW

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