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Welcome to the latest newsletter from Central West Lachlan Landcare, including our upcoming workshops, local and regional events and resources. If you have an upcoming event that you would like included in our newsletter, please email
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Other events in the Parkes and Forbes Shires:
21 April - Youth Week - Colour Run & Youth Awards (Halpins Flat)
21 April - Buried at Sea: Mark Salvestro (Forbes Town Hall)
21 April - Royden Donohue (Forbes Services Memorial Services Club)
25 April - ANZAC Day (Parkes Shire)
25 April - ANZAC Day (Forbes Shire)
27 April - Parkes Painting Group Art Exhibition (The Coventry Room, Parkes) - running until 3 May
27 April - Parkes/Forbes SFF Branch start-up meeting
28 April - Forbes Farmer's Markets (Victoria Park, Forbes)
28 April - Anglican Flower Show (St George's Anglican Church Hall, Parkes)
4 May - Parkes Antique Motor Club 2018 Autumn Tour
4 - 5 May - Trundle ABBA Festival
4 - 5 May - Forbes Country Music Club Talent Quest (Forbes Services Club)
5 - 6 May - Bogan Gate Weekend
9 May - Trundle Film Society 'Modern Times' Film Screening
12 May - Southern Cross Care Village Fete
Were you there? Have you seen the pics? Check them out on  our links below for facebook, twitter or instagram @cwllandcare or check out our weekly article here.
Grassroots - The Documentary
As many of you would know, we have been supporting the Soil C Quest Project. Guy Webb presented the concept at our Celebration Dinner and we were fortunate to show a preview of the short film Grassroots that was directed by Frank Oly and written and produced by Tegan Nock. We are thrilled that the Documentary won the SCINEMA BEST DOCUMENTARY Award. SCINEMA is an international science film festival. We hope to be able to have the documentary screened in Forbes in the months ahead. Well done everyone! 
Check out the preview here.
Trundle Bruie Plains Landcare will be hosting Dick Richardson on Tuesday, 1 May at 'Plevna', Trundle. Details below:
We are pleased to welcome Barry Sampson to present a workshop on biological controls for weeds. Barry has a wealth of experience with over 30 years experience experience working with biological controls. Details of the workshop below:
Central West Lachlan Landcare, Parkes Shire Council and Northparkes Mine are pleased to welcome you to a community planting day to refurbish the PAC Park Waterwise Garden. Details above.
Saturday 5 May - Gum Swamp Bird Survey: Meet at Forbes Railway Station at 0915.
Easy 2km -  Leader, Martin Bell 0429 346 586. 
Wednesday 16 May - Spring Creek Trail, Goobang National Park: Meet at Lions Park, Parkes 0900.
Hard 6 km - Leader, Martin Bell 0429 346 586. 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 29 to 31 May - Rankin Springs Trip: Book accommodation at Rankin Springs Motel (6966 1260). Mixed grades. Leader: Martin Bell 0429 346 586.   
Wednesday 13 June Nangar National Park: Meet 0915 Eugowra. Hard 7 km. Leader, Peter Cannon 6866 1225
Sunday 24 June Warraderry State Forest: Meet 0900 Forbes Railway Station. Medium 5 km. Leader, Peter Cannon 6866 1225

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.

Conservation in Action: Research to Reality, is a conference that will bring together industry leaders in the conservation field. From scientists to policy makers, program managers through to specialists in implementing works on the ground, this event will pull together all disciplines of natural resource management to demonstrate how we're turning Research into Reality.

The Conference will be held in Bathurst on 16 and 17 May and is a fantastic opportunity to hear from a wonderful line up of speakers and workshops. The Conference is run in partnership with 

Keynote speakers: 

Dr Ian Lowe: One of Australia's most respected environmental scientists. Find out more here.
Dr Anne Kerle: An ecologist living in the Bathurst region. Find out more here.
Dr David Watson: Professor of Ecology at the Institute for Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University. Find out more here
Mr Ben Peacock: Founder and Executive Creative Director at the Republic of Everyone. Find out more here.
As well as our keynote speakers they have an outstanding group of 26 presenters providing research findings, case studies and other information to help you become more connected, inspired and successful in the conservation works that you implement.

Drought Transport Fund
Low-interest loans of up to $20,000 to cover 100% of costs (GST exclusive) to transport stock, fodder, or water to/from drought affected properties. The first two years of a seven year loan are interest and repayment free.
Follow this link to find out more information. 

Combined Drought Indicator

Combined Drought Indicator (CDI) - the most detailed conditions information available for NSW primary producers.

  1. Using our interactive maps you can navigate to any parish in NSW to see which seasonal conditions phase that area experienced over time. You can also see each of the above index measurements for that area.
  2. Use interactive maps to explore the history of drought in NSW regions and to further explore the trends of individual indicators for each parish.
  3. Read the latest weekly summary of seasonal conditions in each region.

Monthly and Seasonal Climate Outlook from the BOM

The Bureau of Meteorology have some helpful updates that can be found here.
Rural Financial Counselling Services (RFCS)
Did you know that we have Rural Financial Councillors in our area who are available for assistance. Click here for further information. 
Rural Adversity Mental Health Program
The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) is a program of the Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health which provides leadership in rural and remote mental health research, working closely with rural communities and our valued partners to provide evidence-based service design, delivery and education in NSW. Find out more here.

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