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March 2021 Update
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Hi everyone,

Inside you will find a handful of Greater Sydney Landcare Network events from our Landcare Program, Creating Canopies and Streamwatch.

Also, the popular Landcare/ Bushcare Forum - and Landcare Awards reminder.

We would love to see you at these - Canopies, in particular, needs more hands-on volunteers...

Next newsletter with the usual stuff... April.

 
Xuela Sledge
Local Landcare Coordinator

Greater Sydney Landcare Network


 
Landcare Awards 2021

 

The 2021 Greater Sydney Regional Landcare Awards are open. Nominate yourself, someone else or a team for their outstanding work protecting biodiversity and the environment. Nominations close 29th March 2021.

The winners will be announced at the Greater Sydney Landcare and Bushcare Forum on 21 May 2021. The winners from each category will be nominated up to the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Awards taking place in Tweed Heads in March 2022.

The award categories include:

  • Coastcare
  • Indigenous land management
  • Individual Landcarer
  • Junior Landcare Team
  • Landcare community group
  • Landcare farming
  • Partnerships for Landcare
  • Young Landcare leadership

Access the nomination form here.


View selection criteria for each category here.


Any questions contact Madeleine Florin, Regional Landcare Coordinator on 0427197860 or madeleine.florin@lls.nsw.gov.au.


FRIDAY (TOMORROW) 19TH MARCH, 2021

Join us for a day of talks and tree planting!

Where: Nelsons Grove, 2 Newport Street, Pemulwuy
Time: 8:30am-2pm (Friday 19th March)
Registration: here

Cumberland City Council, in conjunction with Landcare and Nelsons Grove Retirement Village, are rehabilitating the area behind the Gates of Greystanes Estate.

Help us beautify the area and join us to ,

  • Plant new seedlings and small trees
  • Learn about the heritage of the area
  • Learn about the importance of trees in our urban environment
  • Understand how to create habitat for native animals

For more information about registering contact Local Landcare Coordinator Elisha at 4724 2147 or elisha.duxbury@greatersydneylandcare.org.

We acknowledge we will be meeting on Dharug Country and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of this land.

For more information on these workshops contact Elisha on 4724 2147 or elisha.duxbury@greatersydneylandcare.org

To hear about future Creating Canopies events, sign up HERE.

We acknowledge we will be meeting on Dharug Country and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of this land.

This event is part of the Creating Canopies in Greater Sydney tree planting project. Funding has been provided to Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Landcare NSW as part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) Premier’s Project, Greening our City, One Million Trees by 2022. We will be will be planting thousands of trees for habitat and shade over the next two years.
 


WEDNESDAY 24TH MARCH, 2021


Help make Georges River's greenspaces greener!

Where: Peakhurst Park, Trafalgar Street, Peakhurst
Time: 8:00am - 12noon (Wed 24th March)
Registration: here

Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society are inviting you to come help plant native trees and understory to green the Georges River area.

Join us for a day of planting tubestock at Peakhurst and Henry Lawson Parks. We will also do some in fill planting in the nearby Trafalgar Reserve. The plantings will help create pockets of shade at our local parks in addition to improving habitat in the landscape.

Please wear long sleeves, long pants, closed sturdy shoes and a hat / sunscreen, and bring at least 2 litres of drinking water.

RSVPS are essential. Due to COVID-19 the number of participants for this event is restricted, so to avoid disappointment register ASAP.

Instructions on parking and exact meeting point will be provided to those who have registered. You will need to arrange your own transportation.


For more information on these workshops contact Elisha on 4724 2147 or elisha.duxbury@greatersydneylandcare.org

To hear about future Creating Canopies events, sign up HERE.

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this event will take place.

This event is part of the Creating Canopies in Greater Sydney tree planting project. Funding has been provided to Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Landcare NSW as part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) Premier’s Project, Greening our City, One Million Trees by 2022. We will be will be planting thousands of trees for habitat and shade over the next two years.


SUNDAY 28TH MARCH

Streamwatch Quality Assurance Workshop
Education Centre, Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush Bay

The day you have all been anticipating is finally here !!

 

Where: Sydney Olympic Park Education Centre Bicentennial Park Homebush Bay Dr Sydney

When: Sunday 28th March, 2021

Time: 9:30am till 2:30pm

 

Lunch will be provided with a Q and A session for the groups after the testing.

Please REGISTER here.

Please register with the following information:

1) your lamotte colorimeter smart 2 or Smart 3 model serial number

2) Group name.

 

Any questions please don't hesitate to contact Jess at:

streamwatch@greatersydneylandcare.org

 

Looking Forward to the training Day and meeting with you all.

Regards,
 

Jessica Lumbroso (and the team at Greater Sydney Landcare Network)


TUESDAY 30TH MARCH

Help revegetate bushland that perished in the Black Summer Fires of 2019...

Where: Allendale, Clarence Road, Blackheath
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Registration: here.

Join Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Allendale Landcare Group for a final day of tree planting at Blackheath, Blue Mountains! Whilst the Blue Mountains typically has a higher canopy cover in Greater Sydney, the area had been burnt in the Black Summer Fires in 2019.

GSLN volunteers and Allendale Landcare have been revegetating this area to restore lost habitat for birds, small mammals and microbats, increase the cooling effects of the canopy that has been lost and help to restore hanging swamps found on the property.

Trees were last planted here is November 2020 and some of these are now already taller than their tree guards!

On-site training, tools, and refreshments will be provided.

Please wear long sleeves, long pants, closed sturdy shoes and a hat / sunscreen, and bring at least 2 litres of drinking water. Also, please bring your own gardening gloves for COVID-19 safety considerations.

RSVPS are essential. Due to COVID-19 the number of participants for this event is restricted, so to avoid disappointment register ASAP.

You will need to provide your own transportation to the site.

For insurance purposes you must be accompanied by an adult if you are under 16 years old.

For more information contact Kiera at 02 4724 2148 or kiera.turner@greatersydneylandcare.org

This event is part of the Creating Canopies in Greater Sydney tree planting project. Funding has been provided to Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Landcare NSW as part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) Premier Project, Greening our City. We will be will be planting thousands of trees for habitat and shade over the next two years.

To hear about future Creating Canopies events, sign up HERE.


WEDNESDAY 7TH APRIL



Help plant an urban woodland for habitat and healing!

Where: Westmead Hospital, Darcy Road, Westmead
Time: 9am - 3pm
Registration: here

Join Greater Sydney Landcare Network for a day of tree planting at Westmead Hospital!

We're creating an urban woodland on the Hospital grounds for habitat and to provide a restorative environment.

Green spaces aren't just great for urban ecosystems, they're also associated with better physical health, lower stress levels, and greater community satisfaction. Now's your chance to get involved with creating this healing space in your neighbourhood.

About this event:

The plantings, in the Westmead Hospital grounds, are designed with a Parramatta artist from the social enterprise Social Canvas AU and will be revegetated with local woodland species using an adapted Miyawaki planting method. The site's proximity to Toongabbie Creek will help extend important habitat for small birds, microbats, and other native animals.

This event is the first of 3 planting days and will focus on site preparation in addition to planting a line of hickory wattle to cool the Darcy Street footpath.

Please wear long sleeves, long pants, closed sturdy shoes and a hat / sunscreen, and bring at least 2 litres of drinking water. Also, please bring your own gardening gloves for COVID-19 safety considerations.

On-site training, tools, and refreshments will be provided.

RSVPS are essential. Due to COVID-19 the number of participants for this event is restricted, so to avoid disappointment register ASAP.

Instructions on parking and exact meeting point will be provided to those who have registered. You will need to arrange your own transportation to Westmead Hospital.

For insurance purposes you must be at least 16 years old to participate.

For more information contact Elisha at 4724 2147 or elisha.duxbury@greatersydneylandcare.org.

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this event will take place, the Burramattagal people of the Dharug Nation.

This event is part of the Creating Canopies in Greater Sydney tree planting project. Funding has been provided to Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Landcare NSW as part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) Premier's Project, Greening our City, One Million Trees by 2022. We will be will be planting thousands of trees for habitat and shade over the next two years.

To hear about future Creating Canopies events, sign up HERE.
 


SATURDAY 10TH APRIL

Coastcare & Rock platform tour - Sat 10th April!

Are you a young person that loves getting outside? Want to get your hands dirty caring for local bushland? Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Northern Beaches Council Bushcare are heading to the beach!

For this April event we’ll be heading to the Northern Beaches to take out invasive weeds that are threatening our coastal ecosystems. In the afternoon you’ll be guided along a rock platform at low tide to enjoy ocean views and check out what marine life is living in the pools.

So, if you've always been keen to make a difference but weren’t sure where to start, or just want to have a chill day and meet some like-minded peeps, now’s your chance to get involved.

On-site training, PPE, lunch, and morning tea are provided.

Please wear long sleeves, long pants, closed sturdy shoes and a hat / sunscreen, and bring at least 2 litres of drinking water. Feel free to bring your bathers and a towel if you’re keen for a swim in the afternoon.

RSVPs are essential so to avoid disappointment register ASAP.

Please register here: REGISTER

Instructions on location and exact meeting point will be provided to those who have registered. For more information contact Elisha at 4724 2147 or elisha.duxbury@greatersydneylandcare.org.

While this event is primarily to support and encourage young people aged late teens to thirty-something years old, we always invite diversity of demographics. However, for insurance purposes you must be over 13 years old and accompanied by an adult if you are under 16.

Please be advised you will need a reasonable level of fitness to attend this project. Some rock platform areas are slippery and unstable under foot.


We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of this land.

This project is supported by the Australian Government using funds from their Community Environment Programme.


SATURDAY 10TH APRIL


FRIDAY 21ST MAY

Landcare & Bushcare Forum




Climate, culture, conservation - learning from the past, adapting for the future...  


Greater Sydney Local Land Services is hosting a free forum and awards event for environmental volunteers.

The theme for this year's forum is 'Climate, culture, conservation - learning from the past, adapting for the future'.

The forum will take place on Cockatoo Island at the Mould Loft. The day will include an optional self-guided walking tour of the island in the afternoon.

Presentations include:
- Grace Karskens on environmental and cultural history of the Hawkesbury
- Kellie Leigh on koala rescue and survival post bushfires (Science for Wildlife)
- Belinda Medlyn on native vegetation coping with drought and fire (Western Sydney University)
- Landcare and Bushcare volunteer presenters to be announced soon!

9:15 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 21 May 2021
Mould Loft, Ship Design Precinct, Upper Island, Cockatoo Island

Registrations are essential - and tickets are going fast! So hop on and register asap, here: REGO

If you require assistance completing this form or have any questions, please contact Madeleine Florin on 0427197860 or at madeleine.florin@lls.nsw.gov.au



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