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Our Spring Newsletter contains heaps of information about Landcare activities in the Forbes and Parkes Shires. Please click 'view this email in your browser' to see all graphics and information.

The next Central West Lachlan Landcare meeting will be held on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 at the CWLL Office on Thomas Street from 6pm. Please RSVP to Marg on 6862 4914 or email

Please note that our office will be closed between Tuesday, 20 September and Friday, 23 September. 

Birrang Enterprises L's and P's classes will still be running from the Office between 9am - 1pm.
In this Newsletter, find more about:
Green Army Activities and involvement
Parkes drumMUSTER
Compost on the Farm Workshop at Coradgery
Re-Balancing Our Landscape Program for Members
Sisters of Mercy Murray-Darling Basin Presentation
National Parks Association Lachlan Valley Branch Walks
Cooks Myalls Legume & Subtropical Grass Pasture Field Day 
Forbes Home Security & Safety Expo
Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Each Friday our weekly Looking At Landcare Column is published in the Parkes and Forbes papers, and also goes onto our website at 
Also find us on facebook. Links at the bottom of the newsletter.

Have you thought about any projects on your property where you could use our Green Army Team? 

Our team have been working hard planting and completing local jobs in Parkes and Forbes Shires and would love to learn more about our local area and increase their skills. Due to the amount of rain that we have had some of the areas that they have been working in have been inaccessible, so we are always keen to know about new opportunities.

Some work and training that we are keen to pursue includes: fencing; planting; manufacturing steps.

PARKES drumMUSTER in on at the Parkes Waste Depot on
Friday, 16 September between 8.30am and 12pm.
Registration is essential through Parkes Shire Council on 6861 2373. Please note that all drums must be rinsed and clean. For instructions on cleaning procedures, click here.
ADVANCE NOTICE: After the success of the Bedgerabong Compost on the Farm Workshop, ANL, AgriWest and Central West Lachlan Landcare have teamed up to bring a workshop to the Parkes area.

To book your place, contact Marg on 02 6862 4914, 0418 611 053 or email
Time is running out to be part of our Re-Balancing Our Landscape group. It's really simple, just give Marg a call on 6862 4914 or email
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Mr Neil Davidson will be speaking on the Murray-Darling Basin on Thursday, 22 September at the Fr Pat Centre at the Parkes Catholic Church. This is a Sisters of Mercy initiation and they are welcoming interested people to join them on the day. The day will commence with a cuppa at 10.30am and finish around 3.30pm. A light lunch will be available.

Note From Marg Applebee - it is common these days to run an event and have a lot of people who do not RSVP and turn up, which makes catering difficult. These lovely ladies are providing catering, so if anyone wishes to attend this day please RSVP.....
Please contact Sr Margaret on 0439 454 940 if you would like to attend. 

Spring Quarterly Walks

Wednesday 28 September 
Cookamidgera NP: Meet at Park gate at 0900 Medium, 6 km. Leader: Peter Cannon. 6866 1225.
Saturday 15 October 
Gunning Gap NP: Meet at Forbes Railway Station at 0915. Easy, 5 km. Leader: Peter Cannon. 6866 1225.
Wednesday 26 October 
Conimbla NP “Wallaby Track”. Meet Gooloogong Rest Area at 0915. Medium, 7 km. Leader: Graeme and Liz McCraild, 0455915989.
Wednesday, 5 October - NPA Lachlan Valley Branch AGM. For info, ring Martin on 0429346586.
All walks are subject to there being no adverse RFS fire warnings at the time and no closure of the relevant State Forest due to Hunting Permits etc.

Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated.
Our Bird ID workshops are coming up in October leading into the Aussie Backyard Bird Count between 17 - 23 October. To register for the count, click here.
Cooks Myalls Field Day
Our Bird ID workshops are coming up in October leading into the Aussie Backyard Bird Count between 17 - 23 October.
To register for the count, click here.
Forbes Home Security and Safety Expo
Our lovely friends at the Forbes Neighbourhood Watch group are helping to improve security in our area.
Where: Bunnings Warehouse, Forbes
Date: Sunday, 16 October 2016
Time: From 10am
The Forbes Neighbourhood Watch is holding their second Home Security and Safety Expo, at the Forbes Bunnings (in the store). Bunnings staff will provide product demonstrations on a great range of home security products including cameras, lights, locks, safes. Police, Firies, and SES teams will be onsite to talk with everyone about safety. The Neighbourhood Watch team will also be cooking a BBQ on the day for purchase. And a raffle will be running during the morning and drawn at 1pm, with four prizes to be won, including first prize of a Swann Defend & Detect Security System.
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