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Newsletter — May 2018
A Conversation with Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage
Presented by Landcare ACT with Molonglo Catchment Group
THIS EVENT IS BOOKED OUT
But you can follow a live stream!
Molonglo Catchment Group will be livestreaming the event to our Facebook site: www.facebook.com/MolongloCatchment
We are thrilled by your response to this event which booked out in 24 hours! We hope that by recording this and livestreaming to you, that you can still witness what will be a lively and important conversation. If you have already rsvp'd to the event, we will keep you up to date with any updates or changes.
Traditional Burning for the 21st Century
Aboriginal Cool Burning Workshops for Land Managers
Join Ngunawal and Ngarigo Traditional Custodians Wally Bell and Rod Mason in this series of Aboriginal cool burning workshops coordinated by Molonglo Catchment Group, Upper Shoalhaven Landcare and Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare.
Workshops aim to increase understanding and adoption of traditional burning practices and explore what contemporary fire management can learn from traditional fire management.
Workshops will have both ecological restoration and reconciliation outcomes.
6 May 2018—Millpost Farm, Bungendore NSW
18 May 2018—Icon Water Biodiversity Offset Property, Williamsdale ACT
2 June 2018—Mt Oak, Billilingra NSW
Events are weather dependant. Bookings essential. Numbers are limited.
Our next member’s workshop will be in the MCG Conference Room on Thursday, 17 May from 1pm to 4pm, light lunch included.
The workshop topics are:
- Member’s forum to talk about your priorities, share information, discuss the progress of projects and any issues affecting your work
- Project ideas and proposals
- Current Funding application updates
- MCG program update
If you would like to become a member of Molonglo Catchment Group or check on your membership status, please email email@example.com
Burra Erosion Control Field Day
Come and join us on Saturday 12 May for a morning of conversation about managing erosion in the Burra region with a special guest, Wayne Cook. Wayne is a soil scientist specialising in Hydrogeological Landscape Mapping, and will share his expertise on ways to deal with erosion on your place, along with Lori Gould and Ben Hanrahan who are part of the Rivers of Carbon team looking after Burra.
We will begin our morning at 10.00am with a cuppa and presentation in the Burra Hall. From there we will visit a couple of sites where we will discuss the geology and hydrology of the Burra region. We will talk about how we can use riparian restoration to deal with many of the river management problems we find on our properties.
The Rivers of Carbon team would love to see you as we have funding available to assist landholders with fencing, revegetation and erosion works. We are working in partnership with the Molonglo Catchment Group who is organising and hosting this event with us. A BBQ lunch will be provided when we have completed our site visits, with plenty of opportunity for asking questions and chatting throughout the morning.
Register for this event at Eventbrite
Birds in Remnants—with Wandyali Restoration Trust
Join Greening Australia Project Manager and local bird identification expert Nicki Taws for a bird monitoring workshop at Wandiyali-Environa Wildlife Sanctuary in Googong.
This workshop is part of the Saving Our Species, Save our Scarlet Robin Project, coordinated by South East Local Land Services in association with Molonglo Catchment Group, and supported by the NSW Government via its Environmental Trust.
Bring binoculars if you have them! We will have some spares on the day.
RSVPs and queries please contact Josie: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Environment Day Tree Planting Event—Jerrabomberra
With CVA and Molonglo Catchment Group
Location: Jerrabomberra, NSW
Departs from: 89 Tennant St Fyshwick or Canberra City YHA Akuna St Civic
Departure time: 7:40am and 8am
Come and assist Molonglo Catchment Group and CVA to help celebrate world environment day with a fantastic planting project near Jerrabomberra NSW.
The project will enhance the extent and connectivity of Box Gum Grassy Woodland in the area. The area is part of the White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely's Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland critically endangered ecological community.
Tree planting will provide regeneration of species which are not regenerating well naturally. Without active regeneration, the ecological community will degrade due to a lack of tree canopy species recruitment and eventual death of established trees. The planting will help to reverse this process as well as assist several threatened species found in the area.
You are able to book individual days for this project. For more information please contact the Canberra office of CVA on 0262427770
Register with CVA here
Molonglo Catchment Group acknowledges the funding assistance provided through the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme Regional Investment Strategy, various ACT Government environment and heritage programs, and various NSW Government programs.