Tag Archives: Landcare

Megalong Public School wins NSW Junior Landcare Team Award

Congratulations to Megalong Public School for winning the Grand Champion Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award at the recent 2019 NSW Landcare Awards. This award acknowledged the amazing video produced by Megalong Public School alongside Gundungurra elder, David King, showing the threatened species Callistemon megalongensis found within their local area.

Grand Champions Woolworth Junior Landcare Team Megalong Public School Photo Courtesy: Stephanie Scott

The awards held at Broken Hill are where Landcare Champions from across NSW come together to celebrate impressive achievements in the Landcare community – celebrating incredible efforts to protect NSW land, water and biodiversity.

Grand champions of the NSW National Award categories will go on to represent the whole NSW Landcare Community at the 2020 National Landcare Awards in Sydney. Good Luck Megalong Public School!!

Megalong Public School visits the Living Desert Flora and Fauna Sanctuary in Broken Hill; to learn the importance of regeneration of the landscape, and the importance of looking after local fauna such as red kangaroos in drought. Photo Courtesy: Stephanie Scott

To view this film click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT1Z3eUaO30

Using Social Media to Promote your Group

Greater Sydney Local Land Services is please to invite you to a free workshop where you will learn how to promote your group’s valuable work using social media.

This workshop will provide you with the skills to:

  • Share information about upcoming events
  • Use photos to show the work you do
  • Providing a platform for two way dialogue
  • Increase membership
  • Promote yourselves in an engaging way

The workshop will cover:

  • Identifying different types of social media platforms
  • Exploring platforms that are suitable for your group
  • Learning how to use social media in a secure environment

The workshop will be conducted by Anna Buono from Lint Graphic Design.

‘Anna has 20 years experience initially as a Landscape Architect and ultimately as a Graphic Designer. Professionally Anna combines a passion for design, technology, the Australian landscape and most importantly, embracing the evolving world of Social Media.’ 

Morning tea and lunch provided.

When

7th Oct 2015 9:30am-1:30pm

Where

Dougherty Community Centre Chatswood

Register online by Friday 2 October 2015

Registration is essential. This event is supported by Greater Sydney Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

To find out more visit the GS LLS website

Planning our Future

Greater Sydney Landcare Network will be holding a ‘Planning Our Future’ session on Sunday August 23rd August 2015 at the Field of Mars Study Centre, 1.30 to 4pm. Afternoon tea will be provided and the event will include a wildflower walk around the Field of Mars site. 

GSL

The session will provide an opportunity for members and guests to hear what has been achieved since the network’s inception in December last year, and to help plan the future directions of the network – your network.

More details in the flyer below or visit http://greatersydneylandcare.org/

Vihara Landcare Open Day

The Australian Buddhist Vihara Landcare Group works to protect the Blue Mountains Swamp on its doorstep. This is a special day to show neighbours and other interested people what a precious natural asset A precious Blue Mountains Swamp on our doorstep this land is and how we are looking after it and the adjacent Blue Mountains National Park at our regular Landcare sessions.

Enjoy a fabulous Sri Lankan smorgas board lunch and then join us in a short walk around the property, a talk about its important location in the landscape and what is needed to look after it. Do some hands-on bushcare and learn about local native plants as well as the weeds that are invading the national park and Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. We’ll be guided by a NPWS bush regenerator and supported by Sydney Metro Local Land Services.

Please wear work clothes: strong, covered-in shoes, long trousers and long sleeves, and a hat. NPWS will provides gloves, tools and expert guidance. Australian Buddhist Vihara will provide lunch and other refreshments.