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There’s an article in the Winter 2014 about the pig problem in the Upper Shoalhaven and Upper Deua area. We want to know whether pigs are worse now than previously, where they are, and what you’ve tried in order to stop them. Send any other comments too. You can also send us your thoughts confidentially at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll collate the information and feed it into the South East Local Land Services, National Parks and Wildlife Service, and others who might be able to pool resources and implement strategies to tackle feral pigs.
Also let us know if there’s another issue you want discussed in this way.
Yours, for healthy and productive Landscapes,
The Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council
Seasonal Update – Braidwood
Friday, 17 October 2014
|Join sheep and cattle producers for a FREE information session about seasonal issues and opportunities in spring/early summer in your local area, including:
|Livestock and pest animal update – what issues do you need to keep an eye on?Seasonal outlook – where is the season going, and what does this mean in terms of pasture/ livestock management?
Also, are your legumes fixing nitrogen effectively? The update will include a legume health check and plant identification session (optional).
|Presenters will include:
- Bob Templeton: District Veterinarian
- Phil McGrath: Senior Biosecurity Officer
- Luke Pope: Senior Land Services Officer, Pastures
- Matthew Lieschke: Senior Land Services Officer, Livestock
||Friday, 17 October 2014
||9.00am – 10:30am (main discussion)10:45am – 12:15pm (optional legume health check/ plant ID session).
||“Burrabaroo”, Monga Lane Reidsdale(directions and further information will be provided upon registration)
|What to bring
||Pen, notepad and camping chair
||Morning tea provided
|RSVP by15 Oct 2014
||For further information, or to RSVP please contact Rebecca Bradley on 4842 2594 or email@example.com
This is a further notification of our upcoming Annual General Meeting, which has also been advertised in the Braidwood Times on 24/9/2014 and in the Winter-Autumn 2014 Landcare Perspective Newsletter. The details are as follows:
Where: Windellama Hall
When: 6pm on Wednesday 22 October
What: AGM at 6pm, followed by dinner (catered) at 6:30, and a General Meeting at 7:30.
Nominations for Executive Positions are welcome, and we can also accept proxies.
The proposed new constitution has been developed in line with legal advice and aims to provide the greatest possible certainty that our insurance policy fully covers all of our members, including all members of affiliate groups, as comprehensively, simply and cost effectively as possible. This new constitution also makes changes suggested by Landcare NSW relating to registers of conflicts of interest, and the ability to use technology (telephone or skype) to attend meetings.
Further details are available on request.
10 September 2014 – Soil health workshops flyerx
What: Practical tools to measure key soil attributes.
When: Friday 21 November and Friday 5 December. 9:30am-3:30pm.
Where: Day 1: ‘Santa Rosa’, 8180 Araluen Road, Braidwood.
Day 2: Braidwood Serviceman’s Club
How: Register with Rebecca at South East Local Land Services, on 48422594, or Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org
Champions of the Catchment
Come to Braidwood and surrounds to celebrate some Landcare Champions of the Upper Shoalhaven and Upper Duea area
Friday 28 November—dinner and presentations
Saturday 29 November—Site visits
Champions of the Catchment celebrations recognise local leaders without the disadvantages of an awards program with winners and losers. Recognition as a Champion of the Catchment is more about sharing experiences and knowledge and less about competition. We will celebrate some wonderful achievements which have already inspired many in the local movement and learn about the motivations behind the actions.
Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council Annual General Meeting
Wednesday October 22
General meeting 7:30
RSVPs, carpooling, proxies etc phone
Su on 48422594, or
Landcare training event: Growing for the Market
Date: Sunday 30 November
Meet: Kindrachuk Farm
Led by: Conrad Kindrachuk
Cost: $10, contribution to catering
RSVP: for directions and catering to email@example.com, or Su on 48422594.
Numbers: Strictly limited to 30. Book early.
Topics will include soil management, climatic variability, growing cycles, weed management, water management, plant selection and more.
Flyer Mongarlowe R walk
Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council and Friends of Mongarlowe River invite you to walk along the Mongarlowe River and learn about the plants in this landscape. Also visit the Landcare Plot, planted 16 years ago with 20 individuals of 20 species, planted to see which thrive in this landscape and could be used for rehabilitation, food production and other purposes.
Date: Sunday 26th October
Time: Start at 9am for an easy 2 hour walk, then morning tea. Finish about 11:30.
Led by: Keith McDougall, Lyn Ellis, and Mary Appleby
Morning tea provided
Please RSVP for directions and catering to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 48422594.
Brought to you by Friends of Mongarlowe River and Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council
The next Revegetation Field Day will be on Sunday 18 October, 10am-4:30pm at Bungonia Hall.
RSVP to Richard STone – 0427 456 718, or email email@example.com
The session will be of interest to anyone wanting to plant trees and shrubs, and past participants interests have ranged from planting trees in rented yards, to revegetating large rural properties. Richard will share insights from more than two decades of revegetation work, tailored to the issues raised by the people there.
Two guide books will be distributed. One is a classic local text on Revegetation for Braidwoodby Mary Appleby, Judy Knowles and Rebecca Bradley among others. This is a useful guide to selecting and identifying appropriate native trees and shrubs. A comprehensive set of Revegetation workshop notes will also be distributed, giving reasons for revegetation, advice on farm planning, information about windbreaks and techniques for revegetation. It focuses on three options for regeneration – natural, tubestock planting and direct seeding.
The Field Day will also showcase revegetation equipment available for hire from Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council. This includes a tractor mounted ripper, mounder, tree planter as well as several hand tools.
The guides and equipment are available through the Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council, located at the South East Local Land Services Braidwood Office at 42 Ryrie Street, or by phoning Su Wild-River on 48422594. Emailupper.firstname.lastname@example.org.