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CWLL Meetings

The next Central West Lachlan Landcare meeting will be held at 6pm, Wednesday, 19 April in the Long Tan Room at the Forbes Services Club.
The following meeting will be held at our Office on 17 May. 
RSVP to Marg on 02 6862 4914 or email


Central West Lachlan Landcare have changed their insurance cover and have chosen to utilise the Membership and Insurance program that Landcare NSW has negotiated and brought together. 

CWLL felt that the membership and insurance program is good value for money and also strengthens Landcare NSW in their representations to government on behalf of members.

For a number of years one of the key things Landcare groups have asked for is cost effective insurance that provides adequate protection for group members. Landcare NSW are now able to deliver on that need with the new Membership & Insurance Program. For further information, click here.

It is important that you as a Landcarer have coverage for any activities that you or your Landcare Group are undertaking. It is worth checking into this before any activities are undertaken under the 'Landcare' title.


Our Green Army Team have been busy treating weed problems in the Parkes and Forbes Shires, working at the Bedgerabong Cemetery, Peak Hill Cemetery, Trundle Waste Depot, Gum Swamp, Beagamil Dam and Peak Hill Nature Reserve. They have also been seed collecting and propagating local seed. 

Our current Team will be running until early June, followed by another team that will be with us for 20 weeks until November 2017.

We are thrilled that three of our first Team have employment with local companies and we hope that our current and future teams use this experience as a platform for future work endeavours. 
Find out more about Skillset Green Army


The Workshop is being held in Dubbo on 31 March. Places are limited and filling up fast. The learnings presented at the workshop are transferable to any organisation wanting to engage with young people.

The following will be included:
resources & advice for planning to attract youth;
resources to help you in effective storytelling & communication;
resources to help you plan, promote & deliver projects appealing to young people;
resources to help you to support and nurture young people in your community; and
a process to facilitate community collaboration & connection to relevant organisations & young people.

Find Out More & Register Here
It was a wet day for our DrumMUSTER on Friday with low numbers in attendance. This could have partially been due to access issues for many landholders and the rainy day that we had. 
Thanks to our hard working volunteers who worked in the rain today to take in over 300 drums during the Parkes DrumMUSTER. We will hopefully be holding another muster in September. 

The latest Landcare In Focus newspaper is out!

Click here to view the 2017 Annual Special Publication with a focus on Farming Innovation and Best Practice Land Management.

WIN! Once you've had a read, click the link below to complete the Landcare Australia survey to go in the running to win an iPad. Survey closes 30 March 2017.
Click here to start the survey


Central West Lachlan Landcare Co-ordinator, Marg Applebee prepares the Looking At Landcare column in the Parkes Champion Post and Forbes Advocate every Friday, providing information on events happening in our area that bring a focus to rural and environmental issues. They are also uploaded to our website. Check it out here. You can be notified when a blog is added by clicking 'FOLLOW' in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Links to weekly articles are uploaded on to
Facebook and Twitter via @CWLLandcare
or type in the hashtag #LookingAtLandcare 

Here is Friday's article with a focus on Back Yamma Landcare Group
The NSW Farmers Parkes/Forbes Branch meeting will be held on Tuesday, 27 March at Forbes Services Club with a focus on Rural Crime. Click this link to RSVP. For more info contact Catriona McAuliffe Regional Services Manager - Central West 0488 100 005
The NPA are holding their next walk on the East Boundary Trail in Goobang National Park on Wednesday. I am informed that the area is open and there are perfect walking conditions. Walk leader is Martin Bell. Please contact Martin the evening before the walk on 0429 346 586.

For more details on the upcoming walks, click this link and check out the dates on our calendar. 
Below are a few pics from the Beargamil Dam to Endeavour Loop walk a couple of weeks ago.


Did you ever wonder what happened with a local Landcare group project that you heard about 15 - 20 years ago, but were afraid to ask?

We are planning to hold a bus trip in September to have a look at past projects in our area and plan for some new projects. The Back Yamma Landcare Group are keen to be involved and showcase some of their Landcare projects.

We would like to hear from you if you have a project in your area that is worth sharing. If we can't get to them on the day, we would still love to hear about them.....even if they didn't turn out as planned!

To express your interest in being involved, please email Marg at

Please note that our office will be closed between Tuesday, 28/3 - Friday, 31/3.
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