June CWLL Events and Opportunities
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The Back to Bulgandramine Festival that was scheduled for 4 and 5 June has been postponed due to the forecast rain over the next few days. We will now be holding the Festival on 18 and 19 June. As well as workshops, music, food and kids activities, we are also fortunate to have the Maori Te Raranga Whannui group visiting to perform and participate in the weekend. This group of over 50 performers will be sharing their traditional stories through song and dance 

For a sneak peak at this talented group, click here and here.


The Central West Local Land Services have several workshops running in our area between in the weeks ahead.

Take a look at these:

Introduction to Prograze - Learn how to improve grazing management and maintain groundcover through a two day intensive grazing course.
Day 1 (Tuesday, 14 June), Day 2 (Tuesday, 21 June) at the Forbes Services Club between 9am and 3pm. For further information and to register, click here.

Soil Pits & Kits - Lean about soil chemistry, soil physics and soil testing.
Tuesday, 14 June at "Shandun", Shanahans Road, with host, Lindsay Baker
Wednesday, 15 June at 'Woodview", Woodview Lane, with hosts, Chris and Kate Berry
Peak Hill:
Thursday, 16 June at "Wilgavale", Cranbourne Lane, with hosts, Warwick and Kylie Mitchell
Friday, 17 June at "Fernhill", Cookamidgera, with hosts, Bob and Margaret Haddin
For Further information and to register, click here

Getting Legumes to Work Harder - and improving soil health. This workshop will bring the latest inforemation on factors affecting legume nodulation and best practices.
Wednesday, 15 June at the Forbes Services Memorial Club from 9.30am
There are also workshops being held in other areas, so click here to register and find out more.
Landcare NSW invites you to participate in a webinar on the
NSW Government’s Biodiversity Reforms

Date: Friday 17 June 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Landcare has organised this webinar specifically for the Landcare community. If you haven’t participated in a webinar before, don’t worry, it’s easy! Landcare NSW has organised this opportunity for the Landcare community to hear about the changes first hand from senior NSW Government staff. Major change is proposed in land management and biodiversity conservation. It’s important for Landcare to get across the detail. 
For more in formation click here.
To register, click here.
We are very excited to have our Green Army are commencing in July 2016!
We are looking for participants (see details below) and also projects that they could be involved. Do you have a project that they could be involved in at your place? If you think that you might, please give me a call on 02 6862 4914 or 0418 611 053. More information about applying can be found here. More information on the programme can be found here.

Green Army Participants – Parkes
Connecting, Restoring and Protecting Central West Lachlan Endangered Corridors - 1
The Green Army Progamme is a hands-on, practical, grassroots environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.
If you are a young Australian aged 17-24, you can gain training and experience whilst earning an allowance and working within a team environment.
  • Get paid to train and gain valuable work experience
  • Make friends and work in a team environment
  • Get your foot in the door to great career opportunities 
We welcome interest from Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander applicants.
Please contact Lisa Paton on 02 6330 1410.
Applications close 6 July
Have you seen the Landcare Motley Crew out and about? Our last 'social planting' was held on Saturday, 21 May at PAC Park, planting over 700 plants and finishing off with a delicious morning tea. We were trying to squeeze in another event during June, but the weekends are filling up fast.Keep an eye on our facebook page at CentralWestLachlanLandcareOpen and on our web page 

Landcare groups from around the Central West are looking forward to being part of the Hollows For Habitat Forum in Dubbo on 23 June.
The Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance, in partnership with Central West Local Land Services and Taronga Western Plains Zoo invite you to attend our Hollows for Habitat Forum.
The Hollows for Habitat Forum is to be held at the Savannah Function Centre, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, following on from a highly successful event held recently in Orange NSW.  The aim of the forum is to bring together a range of stakeholders – including Local Government, Landcare, Indigenous Communities, farmers & landholders and other community members – to learn about the issues of habitat loss in general, and in particular, the absence of hollows in the landscape and positive solutions to improve habitat. For more information, and to register, go to the Eventbrite link here.
Sharing our Passion 2016 Forum - Dubbo
Murray Darling Basin Association (MDBA), in partnership with Western Plains Regional Council and the Central West Environmental Educators Network are holding this year’s network Forum in Dubbo at the end of June. The forum is designed to bring together all those working as environmental educators and wetlands educators to share our success stories, hear from the best in our field and look at what’s happening in Basin wetland education.

Keynote speakers: 
Arron Wood, founder of Kids Teaching Kids and the International River Heath Forums and 2007 Environmentalist of the Year.
Sweden’s Malin Frick, global environmental educator and passionate conservation campaigner.
Half-day bus tour (Friday 1st July) to look at our ‘hidden river’ and see first-hand the effects of major climatic impacts on river health
Dates: 30 June & 1 July 2016
Venue: Western Plains Regional Council Conference rooms, Darling St, Dubbo
Cost:   Free – lunch, refreshments, dinner and bus tour
How to participate: Please email your expression of interest in the first instance to Andy McQuie-OEH Community Engagement, North West at
Well done Forbes Food Revolution gang for the fantastic educational effort leading up to FFR Day at the Forbes Farmers Market.
To view a clip from WIN News covering the event,
click here.
The Forbes Farmer's Market was fantastic with a wonderful range of produce and Waste 2 Art display.
In the lead up to Forbes Food Revolution Day the team were providing fresh food options to local school children and teaching them about alternatives to packaged food. Well done!
Central West Business Summit at the Parkes Leagues Club on Wednesday, 7 June, click here for more info and to register.
Key Themes: innovation, agribusiness, engineering and heavy machinery. Keynote Speaker, James O'Loghlin.

CWLL Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, 15 June at 6pm in the CWLL Office.
CWLL Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, 20 July at 6pm at TBA Forbes.

NPA Walk - Amaroo Way
Sun, 19 June, 9:30am – 1:30pm. 2499 Amaroo Way, Parkes. Meet at Graeme and Liz McCraild's property at 2499 Amaroo Way at 9.30am. 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 Walk Leaders Graeme and Liz on 0455 915 989 the night before the walk if you intend to come. A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated.

Forbes National Tree Day on 30 July at the Central West Livestock Exchange
Parkes National Tree Day on 31 July near Parkes Waste Depot
Go to the NTD website for more information here, to register for these events.
Go to our website for more information
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