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The count down is on to the busiest time of the year....

I was reminded this morning that there is just over two months until Christmas. We all know that there is a lot to happen between then and now...and, there is much at stake. 

From Central West Lachlan Landcare we are wishing landholders and those who support them (most of the community) a safe and productive harvest.

Included in our newsletter:
Looking At Landcare
National Bird Week National Parks Association Walk
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
Central West Lachlan Landcare Annual General Meeting Notice
CWLL Seed Collection Workshop
NSW Rural Women's Gathering 
Future Proof Your Business final session
Successful Be Ready for Harvest Virtual Field Day
PSC Harvest Priority Road Plan
CWLLS Dual Purpose Cereal Trial Walk
CMOC-NorthParkes Barley on Tailings
Landcare NSW Updates
Landcare Australia Updates

Looking At Landcare
Catch up on the last four week's Looking At Landcare articles published in the Forbes Advocate and Parkes Champion Post below:
....and check out this weeks column published in tomorrows papers. 
Forecast rain has brought about changes to our National Bird Weed Walk with the Lachlan Valley Branch of the National Parks Association.
This Sunday, 25 October, we will be heading to Bumberry Dam for an Easy, 4km walk. Walkers will meet at Lions Park in Parkes at 1.30pm. Please note that you need to contact walk leaders Liz and Graeme on 0455 915 989 the evening prior. More details in the Looking At Landcare link below.
Register for the CWLL AGM
Landcare Seed Collection Workshop
Join presenter, Mikla Lewis OAM on Wednesday, 25 November for practical a Seed Collection Workshop in Parkes. Expressions of Interest can be accessed via the link on the flier above. 
EOI for Seed Collection Workshop
The NSW Rural Women's Gathering has been postponed to 22 - 24 October 2021. This has provided the Committee with an opportunity to take a fresh approach to how the event is delivered and content etc.
The Forbes Committee are seeking Expressions of Interest to be involved in the Committee, Sub-committees or event delivery. Click the link below to access the EOI.
EOI for NSW RWG Committee
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
There is still time to be part of the Count. It is easy to be involved. Click the link below to go to the Aussie Backyard Bird Count website. 
Find out more about the Aussie Backyard Bird Count
Designing Resilient Futures - Discussing resilience design principles and implementing them.
The final session in the Future Proof Your Business series with Paul Ryan is being held on Thursday, 29 October at 12pm. 
Book for the Future Proof Your Business Final Session

Successful Be Ready for Harvest Virtual Field Day
The recent Be Road Ready For Harvest Virtual Field Day, held via Zoom, was a sell-out.  More than 90 people registered for the event with a further 20 people signing up to the waitlist.

Attendees were a mixture of farmers, contract harvesters, transport companies, agricultural machinery retailers, government agencies, council staff and relevant associations.

A link to the recorded Webinar is in the link below via Forbes Shire Council website.

Find out more about Be Ready for Harvest Virtual Field Day
Parkes Shire Council Harvest Priority Road Plan 

Council is implementing a Harvest Priority Road Program to ensure the Shire's road rural road network will meet the demands of this year's harvest season.

The Rural Roads Advisory Group (RRAG) resolved to support the harvest priority program and to also redirect the gravel re sheeting funds to this program, along with allocating funds to address other unsealed roads post-harvest.

Find out more about the PSC Harvest Priority Road Plan
Dual Purpose Cereal Trial Field Walk

Bogan Gate: 28th Oct 2020 | Purlewaugh: 30th Oct 2020

Topics covered: 

  • Walk through trial sites and discuss varieties 
  • Discuss opportunities to use Dual purpose crops as well as management considerations 
  • Animal health considerations including Mg and Ca supplements and grain supplements to increase livestock production
LLS Cereal Trial Field Walk Booking
Water Ponding Field Day - Marra Creek

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 10:30am – 3:30pm

See the finished product of water ponding decades on from development and learn how to do the same on your land at this CWLLS Field Day.

Ray Thompson, world-renowned rangeland rehabilitation expert, will be presenting on water ponding and erosion management. Other topics covered throughout the day include:

  • Water spreading
  • Saltbush seed harvest
  • Exclusion fencing

Due to Covid restrictions, numbers will be extremely limited. On the day entry will not be permitted, you must be registered before. 

Note from Marg: I know it is a difficult time for landholders to get away to this one. If you are interested in heading over (3 - 4 hours drive depending on where in Parkes/Forbes Shires you are heading from), contact Marg on 0418 611 053.

Water Ponding Field Day Booking
CMOC-NorthParkes Mine Barley on Tailings Storage
In May, NorthParkes planted barley into a 78 hectare area of Tailings Storage Facility 2 (TSF2) to mitigate dust lift-off. After a slow start, the barley has responded to the favourable season, providing valuable ground cover and wind erosion protection. We expect this residue to help mitigate dust lift-off from these areas for the next 18-24 months.

The Environment & Farms team is also experimenting with a number of native species, having hand seeded trials across select areas of TSF2. It is anticipated that these species will self-regenerate from one season to the next, again with the desired outcome of greater ground cover reducing dust-lift.
To find out all of the latest news from Landcare NSW, click the logo above.
For information on the latest news from Landcare Australia, click the logo above. 
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