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Landcare December e-update #2

Keep an eye out for the Ox-eye daisy this Summer. 

Last Thursday Upper Shoalhaven Landcare joined QPRC, NSW Parks and Wildlife and ACT Parks and Wildlife in Kosciuszko National Park to learn about the invasive Ox-eyed daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare.

Quick facts :
- plant can produce over 250000 seeds each year 
-will seed after one year
- animals are the main vector due to sticky seeds
- seed banks may last up to 40 years in the soil with over half the seed still being viable after 20years
- it responds well to fire and will regrow quicker then the natives 
- loves disturbed areas 
- came back worse after treatment with glyphosate, as it re-grew more quickly then natives 
-best treatment method so far is metsulfuron methyl

This plant has already devastated a large area near Currango, Kosciuszko National Park and has been found in Mongarlowe and the ACT.

Please keep an eye for the Ox-eye Daisy while it flowers over Summer and report any sighting to More information on the Ox-eye daisy can be found here:


Upcoming events 

Upper Shoalhaven Landcare has a number of events planned for next year. Keep an eye out for more information and dates for the following events:
Microbats and Local Scats Workshop - Braidwood - February 2018

Landcare Celebration Lunch - Braidwood area- February/March 2018
Farming Choices Workshop- April 2018

Revegetation Workshop (biodiversity, revegetation, habitat enhancement) - Braidwood area - April 2018

Cool Burn Workshop - Upper Shoalhaven area - May 2018

Understanding Soils Workshop with Bruce Davidson - Upper Shoalhaven area - May 2018

We also plan to run some local bushwalks with a focus on local flora and geology and some farm tours so keep an eye out for these events in 2018! 

Drawing Birds with illustrator Peter Marsack

December 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Come along and learn how to draw birds with renowned illustrator, Peter Marsack from the Wildlife and Botanical Artists (WABA). Join us for a walk around Kelly’s swamp birdwatching then come back to base and implement your new found skills. No drawing experience necessary.

All materials and morning tea is included in the price – but bring binoculars if you have them.

Maximum group size 12. Best suited to those aged 12 years and over.

Meeting place is 2 Dairy Rd Fyshwick, past the Wetland Foreshores Development, through the traffic calming devices until you get to a green mail box, gate and sign on your left saying Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices. No paper tickets required.

more information here

Young Rangers Club

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The “Young Rangers Club” is aimed at young nature enthusiasts between the ages of 8 and 15 who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to the natural environment. The club gets together on the third Sunday of each month from 10am-12pm to explore a variety of nature-based topics with local experts. An annual membership fee of $55 includes attendance to all monthly activities and a welcome pack to help get started.

Please direct enquiries to Lori Gould on 0439 030 058 or

More information here

South East Local Leaders Program

9 days of workshops and online learning between February 19th and May 16th.

A rural leadership development program building community, industry and government leadership capacity for resilience and sustainability. The target area for the program is South East Local Land Services region in NSW.

Click below to find out more and submit an expression of interest:


School Holiday Program 


Bush and Waterbug Detectives – School holiday program

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road 
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia + Google Map
$5 - $8

Bush Art – School holiday program

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road 
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia + Google Map
$5 - $8

Tree Detectives – School holiday program

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road 
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia + Google Map
$10 - $12

Clay Sculpting – School Holiday Program

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road 
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia + Google Map
$5 - $8

Wetland Treasures – School holiday program

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road 
Fyshwick, ACT 2609 Australia + Google Map
$5 - $8

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South East Circular

Edition 32, November 2017

Cows in the yard

South East Animal Health update

Kate Sawford
District Veterinarian, Palerang
South East Local Land Services' team of district veterinarians have produced an Animal Health Update for producers.

The update includes articles on: I encourage all livestock producers to take a look at the update and welcome any feedback you may have.

As always contact your local district veterinarian with any animal health or welfare questions.

ACT Regional Landcare Facilitator Newsletter


Tank water: How to protect yourself from gastro, toxic metals and more - CSIROscope


Bacteria and toxic metals can make tank water unsafe, so here's how to protect…

The 2017 Regional Wellbeing Survey

Every Australian is welcome to take part – just follow the link above to the online survey, or call us on 1800 981 499 if you’d prefer to be mailed a paper copy of the survey.The Regional Wellbeing Survey’s mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. To achieve this, each year we ask people across Australia to take part in our survey. Taking part lets you have your say on issues ranging from how your community is changing to your health and your wellbeing.

         Wild Deer Perception Survey

  by Georgeanna Story                  
The management of wild deer has been identified by UMLC members as an emerging issue for our region. Some areas have seen an increase in the number and level of impact of wild deer, however much of this is anecdotal. It is also unclear how the community view wild deer or what management expectations are.

The survey will be available online here, or hard copies are available on request. The survey will run until the end of December 2017. We encourage all landholders across south-east NSW and bordering Victoria to participate in this survey. For further information about the survey or to receive a hard copy please contact Georgeanna on 0429779928 or at  
Fallow deer (photo courtesy of Andrew Claridge, OEH)




Working with Weeds Practical Weed Management Workshop Summary 

Weed Wise spotlight

The NSW WeedWise app provides key information to help users reduce the impact of noxious and environmental weeds in New South Wales (NSW). The app profiles over 300 weeds, describing their legal requirements under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993, control information and registered herbicide options. 

Users, ranging from home gardeners and residents to farmers, land managers and weeds professionals, can search or browse weed names (common or scientific); recognise a weed by its physical description and image gallery; and find out about its impacts, where it occurs, how it spreads and its preferred habitat. 

It is important to know if a weed is declared in NSW under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993, and users can see what legal requirements exist in their own local area, and elsewhere in the state. 

Control options are described for each weed and the herbicides registered for its control by the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority are listed, including application rates and techniques, and any minor-use permits that must be complied with. 

NSW WeedWise can be accessed as web pages or as a smartphone app

Australia’s first national frog count!

Download the app, record frog calls and help save Australia's frogs. An Australian Museum initiative.

Download Here

Available Funding 

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering an opportunity for community-minded people to be awarded up to $25,000 in funding for a community project in their local area. Criteria apply. Applications close Sunday, 14 January 2018.
More information:…/scholar…/community-futures-grant/

 Funding Opportunities
1. Smart Farms Smart Farming Partnerships and  Small Grants opportunities
2.. WOMEN LEADERSHIP GRANTS  Deadline December 15

3. Building Better Regions | Community Investment Stream is now open for projects including new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. Applications close 5pm 19th December 2017.

For more information:…/Building-Better-Regions-Fund-…

Farm Ownership Opportunities

This could be you on your farm
We have 13 farm ownership opportunities right now ready for you to take hold of.
How it works:
1. These farmers are looking to step back, and want to work with you
2. If you want to farm one of these properties, fill out a basic pitch and ensure your Cultivate Farms profile is up to date (form is at the top of the 'Farms' page)
3. The farmer decides if they would like to chat further about how you'd like to farm with them.
4. If it's a good match, we help you work through the best farm transition option so everyone wins.

Young Farmer Business Program

The Young Farmer Business Program is a 4 year initiative to:

  • Provide young farmers and fishers with access to new business ideas, tools, products and services relevant to their skills, knowledge and experience
  • Promote and create opportunities for young farmers and fishers to connect with other farmers and fishers and business networks

With the investment of $6m by the NSW Government the YFBP will help young farmers and fishers enter into the business of farming or commercial fishing and aquaculture, or expand their existing business aspirations. The Program aims to improve their connections, knowledge, skills and experience to better manage risk, execute effective plans and make decisions that enhance business and personal resilience in the long-term.

Find out more here


Renew your membership online here 

Simone Horn and Rebecca Klomp
Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council 
(02) 4842 2594

PO Box 97 
Braidwood NSW 2622

Come in and say hello 
Staff work days are Mon-Thurs at the Local Lands Services Office 
42 Ryrie Street Braidwood