Plastic Free July

We know how much plastic affects our natural environments of land and sea, we sometimes see litter and dumping on our Landcare sites. For the month of July, let’s think about what we can do to eliminate plastics on our sites and in our homes and be part of the global... read more

Vale Bill Hicks

Dear Landcare Members and friends, Members will be saddened to hear that Bill Hicks died last Saturday. He was 97. Bill passed away peacefully in his room at Bimbadeen Hostel in Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community. Bill led a long and incredibly full life,... read more

Do you have a small farm or semi-rural block?

The Every Bit Counts Project, lead by Hunter Local Land Services, recognises all small farms and lifestyle blocks (2 to 20ha) play an important role in managing our natural resource and agricultural environments. This project will coordinate workshops, local resources... read more

Communities Environment Program Funding

The Hunter has been awarded funds for 6 Landcare projects in 2020 through the Communities Environment Program: Hunter River Reserve Greta- $20,000 to rehabilitate Lower Hunter Valley Dry rainforest. Col Fisher Park Singleton- $20,000 to restore the riparian zone... read more

Wonderful Wombats

One of the quickest moving feel good stories of the current fires was about wombats shepherding other animals into their burrows; While the story proved to be incorrect, wombats have proven to be very helpful for the survival of our native friends in this long running... read more

Bushfire and Drought Assistance: What help is available and where do I find it?

Landcare NSW has put together a comprehensive list of support available for those affected by bushfire and drought. Click here: FS35 Bushfire and Drought Assistance read more

A Plant Nerd Answers: Processionary Caterpillar

The caterpillars nest in, on, or at the base of various trees leaving them to bury themselves in the ground and pupate.

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Improving Linear Corridors

There is strong science showing that well-structured shelterbelts and windbreaks not only support wildlife but improve productivity on farms generally.

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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 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

Muster to Shape the Future of Landcare in NSW

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