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February 2017 GSLN News and Events
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March 2017 News and Events

  • Bush regeneration rescue event - Cumberland Plain Landcare and Bushcare Support Program Event - Sunday March 19th, Leonay
  • Action Matters - Wednesday 22nd March
  • Save Western Sydney's Wildlife - Cumberland Plain Landcare and Bushcare Support Program Event - Saturday 1st April, Orchard Hills
  • Intrepid Way Youth Engagement Workshop - April 3rd, Coal Loader (North Sydney)
  • Sponsor a future Landcare Leader - Cloud funding campaign OPEN now!
  • Environmental Education Conference (Lane Cove, 27-29 Sept)
  • Upcoming events:
    • Sat 18th March - Wianamatta Regional Park Bushcare 
    • Thurs 23rd Mar - Native Bee Keeping (Hills Shire - Living Sustainably workshop
    • Thurs 30th Mar - Bushland Photography (Hills Shire - Living Sustainably w'shop)
    • Sat 8th Apr - Toongabbie Creek Bushwalk (Hills Shire - Living Sustainably walk)
  • Funding available
    • Environmental Trust Education Grant
  • Send us your events!


Bush regeneration rescue event on the Nepean River, Leonay - Sunday March 19th (9am-12noon)



The Cumberland Plain Landcare and Bushcare Support Program gets underway on March 19, 2017. All events on the Program will have a special threatened species or fauna focus. This event will focus on clearing riverside weeds from a potentially rare Eucalyptus benthamii (Camden White Gum) along the banks of the Nepean River in Leonay. 

Ecologist Clive Barker will be leading the identification of the tree and talking about other Eucalypts found along the Nepean River. 

For more information on upcoming events focussing on Saving Western Sydney's Wildlife, please see the Cumberland Plain Landcare and Bushcare Support Program Calendar of events

SUPPORT + LEARN + HELP - Support western Sydney volunteers, Learn about the unique biodiversity on the Cumberland Plain and Help rare or threatened species and fauna recover in this challenging environment...

The Support Program is an initiative of the Greater Sydney Landcare Network and is supported by Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government.

More info? Xuela Sledge, Local Landcare Coordinator
E: xuela.sledge@greatersydneylandcare.org or Ph: 4724 2146


Action Matters for Young People - Wed 22nd March

Come and help advance the work of getting young people active in environmental activities. This event is an opportunity for you to reconnect with colleagues and meet new connections in the youth environmental space and importantly continue the work of Action Matters for Young People.
 
The afternoon will include an opportunity to learn more about how to engage with young people through social media channels and to find out what is happening in the volunteer sector in NSW.

Register now
 
Event Details
Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Time: 3:30 – 5:30pm 
Venue: Observatory Hill, Environmental Education Centre, Sydney (map)



Save Western Sydney's Wildlife - Wianamatta Bushcare, South Creek (Orchard Hills) - Sat April 1st



The Cumberland Plain Landcare and Bushcare Support Program continues on April 1st, 2017. This event will focus on improving habitat for the many microbats found in the area, including Goulds Wattled Bat pictured above. 

Informal training will be included at the event, focussing on native wildlife that are able to adapt to the per-urban areas of western Sydney, including microbats. 

For more information on upcoming events focussing on Saving Western Sydney's Wildlife, please see the Cumberland Plain Landcare and Bushcare Support Program Calendar of events

SUPPORT + LEARN + HELP - Support western Sydney volunteers, Learn about the unique biodiversity on the Cumberland Plain and Help rare or threatened species and fauna recover in this challenging environment...

The Support Program is an initiative of the Greater Sydney Landcare Network and is supported by Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government.

More info? Xuela Sledge, Local Landcare Coordinator
E: xuela.sledge@greatersydneylandcare.org or Ph: 4724 2146


Intrepid Way Youth Engagement Workshop - Monday 3rd April, 2017

Supported by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Intrepid Landcare has developed a training resource “Tips & ideas to support young people to create change”, to assist communities in NSW in their efforts to engage young people into Landcare and environmental initiatives. This resource will be rolled out across NSW with a series of workshops in four locations across the state.

The workshops aim to upskill people from a range of Landcare and environmental organisations to engage young people. Workshops will focus on developing a collaborative approach to co-designing and delivering projects that are appealing to a younger generation.

The workshop will be jam-packed with fun engagement tools to co-design projects with young people and how to promote projects that punch.

Sydney: The Coal Loader (2 Balls Head Dr)
DATE: Monday 3rd April, 9:00am - 4:30pm

RSVP by getting your ticket http://tix.yt/intrepid-landcare-sydney by COB 24th of March.

For more information visit: intrepidlandcare.org

Greater Sydney Intrepid Way Workshop Flyer



Sponsor a future Landcare Leader!


Greater Sydney Landcare Network is seeking support from the broader community to raise funds to run a SECOND Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat in South Western Sydney. We’ve had an overwhelming response already from young people keen to attend our upcoming Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat at Brewongle Environmental Education Centre. There aren’t enough spots to accommodate all of our excellent applicants, so we’re seeking your help to make attending a Retreat possible for more future Landcare Leaders.

You can give your support through our CHUFFED CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN


For more info contact Elisha Duxbury at 4724 2147 or elisha.duxbury@greatersydneylandcare.org.
 
33rd NSW Environmental Education Conference
Lane Cove Hunters Hill Green Schools Network
Invites ALL environmental educators to submit an expression of interest to participate in the
Environmental Education Conference
27TH - 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017
SAINT IGNATIUS COLLEGE, RIVERVIEW
A time for NSW environmental educators from all sectors; government, community and formal to come together in our place the beautiful Lane Cove River to reflect on our practice as environmental educators so that we can go back to our place and “make change” happen.
 
Expressions of Interest for those wanting to participate visit: www.nsweeconference.org.au/expressions-of-interest/

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
⁄⁄ Costa Georgiadis - AAEE NSW Patron and host of Gardening Australia
⁄⁄ Joshua Gilbert - a Worimi Man, Australian Geographic’s 2016 Young Conservationist of the Year and Green Globes Award winner
⁄⁄ Prof. Dennis Foley - a Gadigal Man and Board Member & Consultant with the New South Wales Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
⁄⁄ Patrick Shirvington - artist and bush regenerator
⁄⁄ Bulid Bangladesh - a local impact investment platform to take Bangladesh forward socially, economically and environmentally
⁄⁄ Music from the Royston Vasie
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
www.nsweeconference.org.au or call Sue on 0432 716 577. The website includes costs of the conference, accommodation, maps and a detailed program after EOI’s have been accepted and streamed, we hope by June.
 
CONFERENCE THEME
Conference themes based on the goals of Make the Change www.aaeensw.org.au/makethechange
⁄⁄ Significant and lasting change towards sustainable communities and environments
⁄⁄ Collaboration between and commitment from governments, businesses, communities and Aboriginal groups concerning education and engagement for a sustainable environment
⁄⁄ Enhanced skills and capacity for those developing and delivering education and engagement
 


Upcoming events (from our members):

 

Sat 18th March - Wianamatta Regional Park Bushcare 

Newly open to the public, Wianamatta RP is home to excellent examples of regenerating Cumberland Plain Woodland, Kangaroos, Emus and an abundance of birdlife.

Valuable remnants of rare native vegetation communities in the Park are under threat from invasion by weeds such as Lantana and African Olive, and we need yout help to protect it!

No experience required. Tools and training provided. FREE delicious morning tea supplied.

For details, contact Scott, NPWS, 0427 430 542


Thurs 23rd Mar - Native Bee Keeping (Hills Shire - Living Sustainably workshop)

Discover the unique world of Australian native bees and their activities. Explore the diversity of plants and techniques that attract and sustain native bees in your garden.

Bookings essential. Book Walks and Workshops online at www.thehillsenvironmenteventbrite.com.au


Thurs 30th Mar - Bushland Photography (Hills Shire - Living Sustainably w'shop)

Discover the kaleidoscope of images to be taken in our local bushland. An introductory workshop to help achieve that professional shot. A bushwalk and free booklet included.

Bookings essential. Book Walks and Workshops online at www.thehillsenvironmenteventbrite.com.au
 

Sat 8th Apr - Toongabbie Creek Bushwalk (Hills Shire - Living Sustainably walk)

Enjoy a walk among the diversity of native flora in an environment that was once choked with weeds. See the difference a team of dedicated volunteers can make.

Bookings essential. Book Walks and Workshops online at www.thehillsenvironmenteventbrite.com.au



Funding available...

ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST: Education Grants Program

The 2017 Environmental Education Grants Program is now open for Expressions of Interest (EOI’s).

You are invited to submit an expression of interest that can clearly show a specific local environmental issue or problem, that the target audience, methods and time line are appropriate and that the project can measure and show a tangible environmental outcome.

EOI’s will close 3pm Monday 10 April 2017. It is expected that those applicants who are invited to submit a full application will be notified in early June 2017.

Important note: The 2017 round sees some changes to the program from previous years. Projects now must be a minimum of 2 years in length with a minimum grant request of $10,000.

For more information: Environmental Trust grants programs
 


Members, please send us your events!
We would love to promote any events your groups have planned in our newsletter, on our website, and Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Please email events to either elisha.duxbury@greatersydneylandcare.org or xuela.sledge@greatersydneylandcare.org

GSLN also admins the Adventure Conservation Australia Facebook page and sends out a quarterly Adventure Conservation newsletter. We would love to add any fun, challenging events in wild places that you have coming up.

Please email your Adventure Conservation events to elisha.duxbury@greatersydneylandcare.org
 
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