Watershed Landcare | Catchment Corner

The Federal Government has announced the next funding round of the National Landcare Program. From July 2018, the Regional Land Partnerships component of the National Landcare Program will invest $450 million over five years to deliver national priorities at a regional and local level.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services is working with Landcare networks across the region to develop partnerships and projects as a basis for a regional bid.

As part of the process Central Tablelands staff, Watershed Landcare members, community representatives and landholders, both large and small, will meet on Monday to scope and develop the priorities that are important to us within our region.

The consultation session will seek input from our community to identify regionally relevant priority areas, both current and emerging, explore opportunities to address the issues raised, including what solutions may look like and who could be involved, and road test project ideas from participants.

Watershed Landcare is always looking for new ideas and opportunities, no matter how small.

Do you have any great ideas for ways to innovate, events or projects? Let us know. We're open to new ideas and things that landcare may not have traditionally done in the past.

Want to find out more about Watershed Landcare? Watershed Landcare would like to invite all members and the community to our Annual General Meeting and dinner.

The AGM will be held on November 24 at the Straw Bale Shed at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC), 6pm for a 6:30pm start.

Come along and meet other Watershed Landcare members, find out what we do and how you can get involved. All welcome, but please RSVP by November 20 for catering purposes to Claudia Wythes, Watershed Landcare Coordinator, on 0412 011 064 or info@watershedlandcare.com.au.

These events are supported by Watershed Landcare and are a part of the NSW Government’s Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, supported through the partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.

Why join?

Be challenged, inspired and informed as part of a network of people who care for the land. Learn about all aspects of our natural resources and how to manage them in innovative and sustainable ways.

Hear about our field days / workshops / seminars / projects through our newsletter (members attend free or at discounted rates). Contribute your ideas for Watershed activities.

Join one of our specialty interest groups – Mudgee Microscope Group, Grazing Group, Women in Agriculture Group; or the Mudgee Bee Group.