Watershed Landcare | Catchment Corner

Watershed Landcare is busy organising its ninth annual Green Day event, happening this year at Mudgee Showground on September 7.

Greening it up: Go Make A Difference. Supported by Watershed Landcare and is a part of the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative.

Greening it up: Go Make A Difference. Supported by Watershed Landcare and is a part of the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative.

We’ve got record numbers for this year’s event with 625 students from 16 schools participating.

Green Day 2016: Green Day healthy theme extended into lunch, with students making salads to have on their sandwiches.

Green Day 2016: Green Day healthy theme extended into lunch, with students making salads to have on their sandwiches.

The theme of this year’s event is GoMAD, an acronym for Go Make A Difference, the theme aligns with a popular environmental education program undertaken by the NSW Department of Education.

“This year’s theme is all about taking action. Workshops will provide students with key take-home messages around the themes of biodiversity, energy, waste and water.” said Vivien Howard, Watershed Landcare’s Green Day Project Manager.

A total of 19 workshop presenters from a number of different local businesses and organisations will take part in this event. Students will learn about managing pest species, water quality, habitat protection and waste reduction.

“The workshop sessions are a vital part of the event, complimenting the keynote speaker and providing students with hands-on demonstrations from industry.” said Ms Howard.

“This year we have workshops from staff at Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Mid-Western Regional Council, Red Hill Environmental Education Centre, NetWaste, Niche Environment and Heritage, Barnson Pty Ltd, Royal Agricultural Society, Crave Natural and Rosby Sculptures in the Garden. We are very grateful for the participation of these businesses in our event.” she continued.

This year’s theme is all about taking action. Workshops will provide students with key take-home messages around the themes of biodiversity, energy, waste and water.

Vivien Howard

Keen to help out? We always need volunteers at Green Day, this year we have a particular need for volunteers to help with the Waste to Art activity being run by Kay Norton-Knight of Rosby Sculptures in the Garden.

If you’re available to help, or would like any additional information about the event, please contact Vivien Howard on 0488 224 025 or email info@watershedlandcare.com.au.