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Spring is upon us..... 
although it feels like we have been friends for a while now!

Check out what's happening in our local area:
Lachlan Valley NPA presentation from Lynette McLeod (6/9/2017)
Parkes drumMUSTER (8/9/2017)
NRM Working Group Meeting (12&13/9/2017) - Parkes (Central West Lachlan Landcare)
River Arts Festival (1-30/9/2017)
NPA Walk - Weddin Mountains National Park (9/9/2017)
CWLL Monthly Meeting - Parkes, CWLL Office
Soil C Quest Crowdfunding Campaign (26/10/2017)

...and further afield:
Condo Land Management Workshop (18/10/2017) - closest workshop to our area
NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference (25-27/10/2017)

Habitat Action - closing 18/9/2017
Small Grants for Small Groups - closing 6/10/2017

What you missed:
Parkes Solar Farm Project - Landcare and Skillset Green Army
Filming for the Soil C Quest Crowd Farming Funding Campaign


The National Parks Association Lachlan Valley Branch and Central West Lachlan Landcare are pleased to welcome Lynette McLeod to Parkes on Wednesday, 6 September to share knowledge of her work on pest management. Lynette will also be looking at what motivates people to get involved in community projects. RSVP to Marg Applebee at CWLL on 02 6862 4914 or
Parkes drumMUSTER will be held on Friday, 8 September at the Parkes Waste Depot.
Register with Parkes Shire Council on 02 6861 2373.
Cleaning Procedures can be accessed here.


NPA Quarterly Walks Calendar for Spring!


The next NPA walk will be at the Weddin Mountains National Park. Walkers are to meet at the Forbes Railway Station at 0900. This walk is a Medium, 4 kilometres. Contact Walk Leader, Peter Cannon the evening before the walk on 02 6866 1225. Walkers are reminded to bring food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. Binoculars and a fold up chair are recommended.
For more information on Lynch's Loop, click here to go to the National Parks and Wildlife Service website.


Activities and Events running in and around Forbes over the month of September. Check out activities below:
This Biennial Event is the primary showcase of partnerships between Landcare, community driven natural resource management and Local Land Services, featuring field trips, key note speakers and presentations from Landcarers and LLS teams from across NSW.

Dr Karl is the guest speaker. He has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery and has worked as a physicist, tutor, film-maker, car mechanic, labourer, and as a medical doctor at the Kids’ Hospital in Sydney. Dr Karl is currently the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at Sydney University, where his ‘mission’ is to spread the good word about science and its benefits. 
Central West Lachlan Landcare and Skillset Green Army have been working with the Parkes Solar Farm to undertake planting on site as a requirement of their Landscape Management Plan. The Team will be planting 4,000 native trees and shrubs endemic to the Parkes area.

Local agronomist, Guy Webb and Trangie farmer, Mick Wettenhall will be make a half hour presentation at the NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference on 26 October in Albury. As part of their presentation, they will be launching the Soil C Quest Crowd 'Farming' Campaign asking people to contribute funds to undertake a large scale trial using melanised endophytic fungi to sequester microbial soil carbon.
Find out more about the trail concept here.
Keep up to date with what is happening at their facebook page here.

- be a Soil Carbon Superhero!

Every crowdfunding campaign needs a call to action to tell people about what you are planning to do and how they can contribute. The SCQ video has been filmed to showcase our region at it's launch at the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference on 26 October.
The SCQ Crowd Farming campaign is different to most campaigns, in that when people donate, they are actually contributing more than just funds, because the research that is being undertaken through the project can significantly increase the content of carbon in soils, and, as a result, reduce the vast amounts of carbon entering our atmosphere (we are talking gigatons annually!). 
Whether you believe in 'Climate Change' and 'Global Warming', I think that we would all agree that we are producing too much and it would be better off in our soils. 
This project has been flagged as the project to enable farmers to become Carbon Capturing Climate Superheroes. That is one of the reasons why Central West Lachlan Landcare are supporting Soil C Quest. 
Check out some of our filming pics below....
Closing 5pm on 18 September 2017
Angling clubs, individuals, community groups, local councils and organisations interested in rehabilitating fish habitats in freshwater and saltwater areas throughout NSW can apply for grants.

Habitat rehabilitation projects which may be funded include: removal or modification of barriers to fish passage; rehabilitation of riparian lands (river banks, wetlands, mangrove forests, saltmarsh); re-snagging waterways with timber structure; removal of exotic vegetation from waterways; bank stabilisation works; and reinstatement of natural flow regimes.
Click here for more information.

Closing 6 October 2017
CWLLS have up to $2000 available for small groups for small projects such as:
Revegetation using native plants or seeds, fencing remnant, riparian and revegetation sites to control stock access; awareness raising events, field days, workshops or education activities such as field trips; supplies or equipment to support a community group if they contribute towards an on-ground activity.Complete the Online Application here. If you are in the Parkes or Forbes Shire and are interested in applying for one of these small grants, please contact Marg on 02 6862 4914 or email
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