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CWLL Events in the month (or so) ahead...

8 May                        Parkes - Managing Soils for Climate and Market Change
                                  Forbes - Managing Soils for Climate and Market Change
19 May                      CWLL Monthly Meeting (Forbes Services Club)
21 May                      Focus on Ferals - Blue Heliotrope & Feral Pigs (Parkes)
22 May                      Focus on Ferals - Blue Heliotrope & Feral Pigs (Forbes)
Sat/Sun, 1 & 2 June  Back To Bulgandramine Cultural Gathering 
Wed, 5 June              Weeds of the Central West (Parkes and Forbes)
Fri, 7 June                 An evening with Warren Chad
Sat, 8 June                Brekky with Chaddy and the Birds (PAC Park, Parkes)
Wed, 19 June            CWLL Monthly Meeting (Central West Lachlan Landcare Office, Kelly Reserve
Sat, 27 July               Forbes National Tree Day
Sun, 28 July              Parkes National Tree Day

National Parks Association Walks
Sun, 26 May              Manna Mountain
Wed, 12 June            Orana
Sat, 29 June              Conimbla National Park

....and a couple of other events....
9 May                        Lifeline Rural Gatekeeper Training - Forbes
4 June                       Managing Carbon for Profit - Dubbo

Managing Soils for Climate & Market Change
Are you getting enough? Do you want more? Do you know how you can increase your chances of getting some?
Find out more below...
Bookings can be made directly here:
Parkes (12.30pm - 3pm)
Forbes (5pm - 7.30pm)
Book Here - Parkes
Book Here - Forbes
CWLL Meeting - Forbes
Our next CWLL meeting will be held at the Forbes Services Club on Wednesday, 16 May from 6pm. Please contact Marg on 0418 611 053 or email if you would like to be involved. RSVP is essential.
More details on future meetings below:
Focus on Ferals! 
Managing Established Pest Animals and Weeds - with a focus on Blue Heliotrope and Feral Pig Management
We are pleased to be hosting two workshops in Parkes and Forbes with a focus on ferals!
CWLL are fortunate to be able to offer these workshops for Free to the community, with guest speakers from the Local Land Services, Parkes Shire Council and Forbes Shire Council. 
Bookings can be made by clicking the links:

Parkes, 21 May (9.30am - 3.30pm)
Forbes, 22 May (9.30am - 3.30pm)
Book Here - Parkes
Book Here - FOrbes
Back to Bulgandramine Cultural Gathering
1 & 2 June 2019
We are pleased to be working with the Peak Hill Aboriginal Working Party to bring together the Back to Bulgandramine Cultural Gathering on 1 & 2 June. 
Please note that no alcohol is permitted at this event. Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult. 
To register, please click here.
Register Here
Weeds of the Central West
This is your chance to talk weeds with our local experts. 
Bring in your samples for scrutiny in a zip lock bag or sealed container.
Find out more about what weeds are priority and why.
Lean more about the management of weeds in fodder.
Find out more about how the Central West Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan operates.
Workshops to be held in Parkes and Forbes on Wednesday, 5 June.
Bookings can be made here:

Parkes (9am - 11.30pm) - Kelly Reserve
Forbes (1pm - 3.30pm) - Northside Chapel

An evening with Warren Chad
CWLL and the National Parks Association Lachlan Valley Branch are thrilled to be joined by bird enthusiast and photographer, Warren Chad (Chaddy) on the evening of Friday, 7 June from 6pm at Parkes Neighbourhood Central.
RSVP Essential. Please book here.

Brekkie with Chaddy & the Birds
Chaddy will be hanging around for breakfast and bird walk on Saturday morning from 7.30am at PAC Park. 
Join us for breakfast via the East Street end of PAC Park. 

RSVP essential. Please book here.

Find out more about Chaddy in our Looking At Landcare articles in the weeks ahead, via the Parkes Champion Post, Forbes Advocate and our blog.

This project is supported by Central West Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. 
Central West Local Land Services will present information about finding and protecting populations of the endangered Small Purple Pea, once found throughout Central NSW. 

Flier will be online soon....
National Tree Day 2019
Planting events are in the process of being organised!
You can register now and keep up to date by going to the Planet Ark website and registering.
Forbes (27 July 2019), in partnership with Forbes Shire Council
Parkes (28 July 2019), in partnership with Parkes Shire Council
The month in Review - April 2019
10 April 2019           Parkes Farmers Forum
15 April 2019           Forbes Community After School Care activities
                                Bulgandramine Cultural Gathering Preparation
19 - 22 April 2019    Landcare NSW at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
                                Catch up with Gavin Coote at the Royal Easter Show
24 April 2019           Bus Trip to Burrendong Arboretum (departing from Forbes Town Hall & Kelly Reserve)
Looking At Landcare the Forbes Advocate & Parkes Champion Post...and via our blog.
Click the link below for more information...

National Parks Association Walks - Autumn 2019
26 May - Manna Mountain
Meet at the Forbes Railway Station at 0845. This is a Hard 8km walk.
Contact leader Peter Cannon on 02 6866 1225.
12 June - Orana
Eugowra Road: Meet at the property gate number 2 on Ernie Hodges Road. Easy 5km walk.
Contact walk leader Andy Tom on 02 6862 2536. Time TBA.
29 June  Conimbla National Park
Wallaby and Ironbark Trails: Meet at Gooloogong Park at 0915. This is a Medium 8km walk.
Contact walk leader, Peter Cannon on 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 join the walk.
A $2.00 donation for each walker is appreciated.
Lifeline Rural Gatekeeper Training - Forbes
Forbes Shire Council and Lifeline have partnered to bring the ‘Rural Gatekeeper’ workshop to Forbes.
This workshop will boost participants skills and confidence in supporting people who may have mental health concerns.
The workshop will cover how to identify mental health concerns, what to do when you are worried about someone and how to talk about mental health. It will also cover how to talk to someone about suicide and what support to give anyone you are concerned about. These are vital skills for anyone who works in a role where they may come across people in distress or difficult circumstances as well as anyone who plays a role in their community and wants to be able to support their family and friends. The more aware people are the more lives that can be saved!
Date- Thursday 9th May  Time- 8:30am for a 9am start, will conclude by 5pm
Location- Calarie Hall, Forbes  Cost- Free
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided
Please RSVP to myself by 5pm Wednesday 8th May (for catering purposes) 

6850 2363 or 0447155646
Managing Carbon for Profit - Dubbo
The Central West Local Land Services are hosting a workshop on 4 June.
For more information contact Tamara Harris on 0418 280 616 or
Details below.

National Landcare Program - Smart Farming Partnerships Round 2

The Australian Government is inviting applications for projects to deliver services under the National Landcare Program - Smart Farming Partnerships Round 2. Projects are expected to commence before the end of 2019 and be complete by 30 April 2023.

Smart Farming Partnerships is an open, competitive, grant opportunity to support substantial, complex projects that are to be delivered in consortium partnerships to trial, develop and implement innovative tools and practices.

The purpose of Smart Farming Partnerships is to foster sustainable natural resource management innovation. Smart Farming Partnerships deliver against the Australian Government’s policy of using innovation to cultivate more sustainable, productive and profitable agriculture, forestry, fishing and aquaculture industries; protect Australia’s biodiversity; protect and improve the condition of natural resources (in particular on-farm soils, water and vegetation); and assist Australia to meet its national and international obligations.

The purpose will be achieved through substantial projects, funded, at least in part, by grants, that deliver against either or both of the outcomes described below:

  • Outcome 1 – Innovation in sustainable resource management practice
  • Outcome 2 – Innovation in capacity building and promotion of sustainable resource management practices
Find out more here.
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