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Hold on to your is what is coming up in the Central West Lachlan Landcare area. Click on the event for further information.
 27 May  9am FORBES
Small Landholding Information Workshop - open to all landholders in Forbes and Parkes Shires
 31 May  7pm PARKES
Evening with Michael & Sarah Guppy - bird predation, nests, surveying and banding.
 7 June  9.30am PARKES
GRDC Farm Business Update with input from Telstra, Pip Job, Simon Fritsch and much more.
 14 June   PARKES
New Skillset Green Army Team Commencing.
Do you know of anyone interested in joining?
 17 June  9am FORBES
Forbes Landcare Bushrangers social planting as part of the Painted Snipe Project. Inc morn tea.
 23 June  9am COOKAMIDGERA
Soil Pits and Kits Day - Find out more about how you can understand soil and improve soil health.
 27 July   Eco Day for Parkes and Forbes Shire Stage 3 student representatives – with a focus on the environment & farming working together
 29 July  11am FORBES
National Tree Day to be held in conjunction with Planet Ark, Toyota and Forbes Shire Council.
 30 July  11am PARKES
National Tree Day to be held in conjunction with Planet Ark, Toyota and Parkes Shire Council.
PAC Park funding success!
The Northparkes Mine are providing $3,000 funding to Central West Lachlan Landcare through their Community Investment Program to refurbish the Waterwise garden on the western end of PAC Park (via Welcome Street), which was established nearly 20 years ago and has fallen into disrepair.
Whilst we were undertaking work with the Landcare Motley Crew on the eastern end of PAC Park, we discussed working on the western end. Now we have the chance...and we would love you to join us. 
Funding arrangements, plans etc are still to be finalised. We look forward to working with NPM and Parkes Shire Council to bring this area back to life.
Landcare In Focus - with an article on a team of Central West locals who are crowdfunding for Soil Health and Climate Research - Soil C Quest
Landcare Award Nominations (closing 16 June 2017)
NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference in Albury (25 - 27 October)
CWLLS Updates - workshops and surveys
Landcare Honour Roll Information - roll for Landcare people and projects
Central West Lachlan Landcare Committee Meetings
There are still spaces available at the Small Landholding Information Workshop at Forbes on Saturday, 27 May. This workshop has speakers from the CWLLS, Forbes Council and many more, including our own Marg Applebee. Contact Chris Robinson on 0447 636 129 or email chris.
This is a free workshop and includes morning tea.
Join Michael and Sarah Guppy on Wednesday, 31 May  at 7pm to hear about their experiences surveying and monitoring birds over 40 years. They will also be talking about nest predation. RSVP to Marg at 02 6862 4914 or email
Click here for more information.

GRDC are holding a Farm Business Update at the Parkes Services Club on Friday, 9 June between 9.30am and 3pm. Registration from 9am. Cost is $30 per person, $20 for subsequent people from the same business (GST inc). Morning tea, lunch and a proceedings booklet are included. For more information, or to register, click here.
We are farewelling our second Skillset Green Army Team on Tuesday, 6 June with a small ceremony at Central West Lachlan Landcare from 12pm. We are looking forward to welcoming a new Team the following week and applications are still open for positions. Click here for further information and to lodge an application.
The first Forbes Landcare Bushrangers Planting at Gum Swamp will be held on Saturday, 17 June between 9am and 11am. Click here for further information.
Soil Pits and Kits Field Day at Cooka
Healthy soils are essential for primary production and sustainable landscapes.
Would you like to find out how to understand your soil and improve your soil health?
The Soil Pits and Kits (or SPAK as I like to call it) workshop is your key to finding out more about soil chemistry, soil physical characteristics, soil testing and management techniques and options.
There are also opportunities for you to take home a soil testing kit (conditions apply).
The workshop will be held on 23 July. 
As an added bonus, we will be providing a delicious morning tea and lunch.
For more information or to book your spot, please contact Marg on 02 6862 4914 or email
   Forbes NTD will be held
   in conjunction with
   Forbes Shire Council.
   Click here to register.
                   Parkes NTD will be held
                   in conjunction with
                   Parkes Shire Council.
                   Click here to register.
We will be holding a bus trip in September to review some of the mature projects that have been undertaken by groups over the past 20 years. Do you have a project that will fit the bill. We are keen to look at successes and failures (I won't judge). We all learn from the failures.
During the day, we are pleased to have a presentation from Tristan Steventon at Stevtech who will be talking to us about drones and crop health mapping and how this information can be used to improve decisions that you make on farm.

Please register your expression of interest now by contacting Marg on 02 6862 4914 or email
Landcare In Focus is out now. Check out the article written by Guy Webb about the Soil C Quest research and crowdfunding campaign. 

LANDCARE AWARDS - Nominations are now open!
Held since Landcare’s inception, the Landcare Awards acknowledge and celebrate local Landcare achievements at state and territory and national levels, all across Australia. Nine diverse categories showcase the achievements and history of Landcare and Coastcare, and above all, recognise the invaluable contribution of tireless volunteers to both initiatives.

Awards events will take place in each state and territory later this year, with winners from the nine national categories going on as finalists in the 2018 National Landcare Awards. Click here to find out more about the Awards.

2017 NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference (25 - 27 October)......with Dr Karl!

The 2017 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference will be held from the 25-27 October, at the Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW. The Conference is being hosted by Landcare NSW and Murray Local Land Services, and is being coordinated in partnership with local Landcare and community groups. 

Renowned science communicator, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, will be the keynote speaker at the conference. Dr Karl is best-known for his weekly radio spot on Triple J, in which he answers listener questions about science in his unique and entertaining style. His appearance at the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference is a highlight of what promises to be a memorable three days. For more info, click here.

Central West Local Land Services Update

Innovation and Technology in Ag rebates are open now!
Land managers are invited to apply for a rebate to purchase innovative technology or services to assist in the adoption of sustainable practice change. Click here for more informaiton.
Travelling Stock Reserves Review
A comprehensive review of the network is currently underway, which will examine the parcels of land required for the TSR network in the future. Click here to provide feedback.
Go to the CWLLS calendar
Landcare Honour Roll
Landcare NSW is currently working to construct a web page that features state or national award recipients to more widely promote their achievements. If you know of someone who fits this bill, please go to the Landcare NSW website here, or contact Marg on 02 6862 4914 or to lodge the information.
Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month (with allowances for harvest) and alternate between Parkes and Forbes.
The next Central West Lachlan Landcare meeting will be held in the Long Tan Room at the Forbes Services Club at 6pm on Wednesday, 21 June. RSVP is essential to Marg on 6862 4914 or email
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