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Cottoning on to the Murrumbidgee River - Gogeldrie - Amendment

17 Feb 2017 - 9:30am

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Cottoning on to the Murrumbidgee River kayaking day at Gogeldrie Weir on 17 February has been cancelled.

However, the event at Gogeldrie Weir on 18 February and also the one at Hay Weir on 19 February will go ahead as planned.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

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We're Green Globe Award winners!

 

We're excited to be able to share that Murrumbidgee Landcare's Cross Property project has just been announced as the winner of the "Natural Environment" Award in the 2016 Green Globe Awards. The Green Globe Awards are the leading environmental recognition program for NSW, celebrating excellence, leadership and innovation in sustainability.

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Champions of Change - Farmers and their Paddock Trees

The humble paddock tree is a familiar sight across the farming landscape. Often hundreds of years in age, these landscape giants provide valuable shelter for livestock, crops, pastures, and wildlife. Unfortunately, the number of paddock trees is declining across Australia, due to age, isolation, fire damage, and other stresses. 

However, many farmers are seeking to address this decline, by protecting their existing trees, and encouraging the growth of new paddock trees on their properties. Murrumbidgee Landcare has launched a new video featuring some of the inspiring work being done by farmers to arrest the decline in paddock trees and nurture future generations. The video includes footage from across the Murrumbidgee Catchment, and is punctuated by some lighthearted behind-the-scenes bloopers.

The Cross Property Project Nest Box Program

Mammals such as sugar gliders, squirrel gliders and phascogales need hollows for shelter for nesting and breeding.  However, in revegetated areas with few mature trees  there are not enough natural hollows to support populations of these animals.  In these situations, nest boxes can provide a means of survival for the animals until sufficient natural hollows develop.

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Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc. 2015/16 Annual Report

The Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc. 2015/16 Annual Report is available for your information and can be accessed from this site.  For your convenience it has been divided into three parts to enable faster downloading.

Our staff and the many enthusiastic volunteers from our Landcare groups have been extremely busy over the past twelve months, and their efforts are showcased in the report. 

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Silverleaf Nightshade Survey. We need your feedback! Please complete just SIX questions. Survey is anonymous.

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Paddock trees - restoring the missing links

Across our rural landscape, paddock trees not only provide shade and shelter for livestock, they also provide food, shelter and nesting sites for a large number of birds, bats, insects and small mammals.

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Tarcutta Landcare Looking to the Future

 
Did you know that the Tarcutta Landcare Group have been active in the community for over 25 years? In that time they have completed more than 40 major environmental projects on both privately and publicly owned land - now, that is a real achievement! I know that much of this work is often done unnoticed or forgotten, but the work done by landcarers has made a real difference to the landscape that we live and work in today. Recently, the activities of Landcare in the Tarcutta area have been sustained by the efforts of an active but reduced number of individuals as part of Murrumbidgee Landcare’s Cross Property Planning Project, facilitated by Nicole Maher and Jacinta Christie. This project is on track to finish in June 2017.

Help wanted with rabbit sample collection

Seeking wild rabbit and hare samples: Following the recent outbreak of RHDV2 in rabbits, now also detected in hares (http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=20384), invasive animal researchers are requesting samples from dead wild rabbits and hares. 

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National Feral Cat Control Survey

You are invited to participate in a survey about feral cat control in Australia. The information provided in this survey will help generate a better understanding of feral cat management in Australia, including how to make improvements.
 
This survey is being conducted by Mr Richard Faulkner, Dr Georgia Garrard and Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy at RMIT University, and has been approved by the RMIT Human Research Ethics Committee. This research project is funded by the Australian Government.
 
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