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Hello Visitor,  Welcome to some extra reminders!


Master TreeGrower Program - Last Chance for Earlybird Registration

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Earlybird registrations have been extended to 5pm, 12th September. For a bargain price of $190/person you can participate in the 8-day nationally-recognised Master TreeGrower program, starting on 27th September. From 13th September registrations are $220 inc GST. Discounts for additional family members.

Download the flier here and download the program hereTo book your place, go to or to make enquiries, contact Shane Andrews on 042775380.

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Help the Search for Cool Country Koalas

Saturday 10th September, 2-4pm 'Newholme', 10km N of Armidale
Tuesday 13th September, 2-4pm, Walcha Council chambers
Thursday 15th September, 11am-12.30pm, Nowendoc School
RSVP to John Lemon, 0427 414 871 by Friday 9th September

Carina Johnson at Northern Tablelands LLS on 0477 395 631 or by email.
Dave Carr at or by email.


Armidale Urban Rivercare Group Working Bee

Sunday 11th September 2016, 8.30am
Creeklands off Erskine St adj to Phil Wheaton Field

BYO long-sleeved shirt, long pants, sturdy boots, hat, gloves, suncsreen.


Farmer Field Day - Wetlands at Bald Blair, Guyra
Tuesday 13th September, 9.30am-12.30pm

Sam & Kirsty White, WetlandCare Australia, Northern Tablelands LLS, New England Weeds Authority, SNELC and GLENRAC looking to ways to manage farm wetlands for benefits all round. Funding for fencing wetlands, providing alternative water points, revegetation, etc is available.

Free.BBQ lunch provided.

RSVP & more info: Eli Dutton, 1800 816 147 or


Armidale Tree Group Members Seed Collection Course

Saturday 17th September 2016, 10am - 3pm
Armidale Tree Group Nursery

ATG Members Only


BYO lunch, hat, gloves, secateurs, pen and paper.

Morning tea provided for gold coin donation

Register with Armidale Tree Group by phoning 6771 1620.


Equine Management on Small Acreages

Saturday 15th October 2016, 9am - 3pm
N.E.G.S., Uralla Road, Armidale
Next to Reception, entry and parking from Uralla Rd

A 6-hour workshop including allowing natural behaviours, worm and manure management, horse health and welfare, reducing feed bills and saving money.

Cost: $30 per person.

Enquires and RSVP to Des in the SNELandcare office or phone 6772 9123.


Farm-Link to Provide Healthy Living & Suicide Prevention Skills

Farm-Link together with SNELandcare, GWYMAC Landcare and local councils are providing free healthy living and suicide prevention skills for people in local communities. The format will be a short friendly workshop on ways you can support yourself and others. These are free events. Tea, coffee & light refreshments will be available for a gold coin donation.

  • Guyra - Tuesday 18th October, 10 am - 2 pm, Guyra Council Chambers, 158 Bradley ST, Guyra.  RSVP (for catering): Ruth at Southern New England Landcare by email or phone 6772 9123.

  • Bundarra - Thursday 20th October, 10 am - 2 pm, CWA Rooms, Court St, Bundarra. RSVP (for catering): Anya at GWYMAC Landcare by email or phone 6721 1241.

  • Walcha - Friday 21st October, 11 am - 3 pm, Walcha Council Chambers, 2W Hamilton St, Walcha.  Register: at


Renew your membership via

Signing up as a SNELC member is easy via our website. Just click on MEMBERSHIP towards the top right hand side of our Home Page. You will then need to choose the 'Membership Signup' for the first time round, even if you have been a SNELC member previously, utilising our old way of collecting subscriptions. Choose a membership category which suits you and pay using Paypal, Direct EFT to our bank account or by coming into the office to pay using a cheque or cash.  Please let us know if you need help, as we can assist you over the phone (6772 9123) or by email, or in person at the office.


Funding Opportunities
National Landcare Programme Community Grants

These grants are offered to give organisations, groups and individuals the financial capacity to support events, training or capacity building activities that increase community resilience. Groups can be farmer or producer groups, 'friends of' or 'care' groups or other community environment groups, indigenous communities or individual landholders working in the landcare or NRM sector. Unincorporated groups must be sponsored by an incorporated organisation.

Eligable activities include: succession planning, leadership development, farmer to farmer mentoring for practice change, fostering regenerating community groups, planning sessions, partnerhsip projects between community organisations, schools, local council.

Further information & application forms: or contact Southern New England Landcare by email or on 6772 9123.

Close: 30th September 2016.


Fish Habitat Action Grants Available

Anyone interested in rehabilitating fish habitats in NSW can apply for a Habitat Action Grant from the Recreational Fishing Trusts. Projects suitable for funding include rehabilitation of riparian lands, removal of exotic vegetation from waterways, bank stabilisation works, work o barrier to fish passage, re-snagging waterways an reinsttement of natural flows. Funding applications must relate to the enhancement of recreational fishing by improving fish habitat. Applications can be for large grants (to $40,000) or small grants (to $2,000). Further details can be obtained from or by phoning Scott Nichols 02 6626 1396 or Kylie Russell 4916 3817. Closes 30th September 2016.

Armidale Regional Council Community Grants

 Stronger Communities Fund Community Grants

Armidale Regional Council is calling for applications from not-for-profit community organisiations for funding to support local projects which provide social, cultural, environmental or economic benefits to local communities and address an identified community priority.

Applications can be for up to $50,000 but need a clear budget and th applicant must have demonstrated capacity to manage funds.

Further information is available from council's website.

Close: 30th September 2016.


Flight Centre supports Southern New England Landcare!

IMG 7035 sylvia frontSouthern New England Landcare has an exciting new partnership with Flight Centre, Armidale. A percentage of the cost of all travel booked with Sylvia Hobbs at Flight Centre Armidale supports Southern New England Landcare.  Just call Sylvia on 6771 5474 to discuss your booking needs and mention this article or an ad in "Landchat".

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