eNews 25 August 2017

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Hello Visitor,  Welcome to our 25th August 2017 eNews.

In this issue:

Hot, Dry and Deadly

Join the Nature Conservation Council for an evening of discussion in Armidale as they launch their new report, Hot, Dry and Deadly: Impacts of Climate Change on Nature in NSW, in collaboration with Sustainable Living Armidale, the NSW National Parks Association, and Starfish Initiatives. If you have already observed effects on local flora or fauna or if you want to learn what to look out for, please come along.

WHAT: Hot Dry and Deadly: Impacts of Climate Change on Nature in NSW Report Launch and #Repower campaign overview.
WHEN: 6pm-7.30pm, 28th August, 2017.
WHERE: The Tops Function Room, Armidale Bowling Club.
RSVP: Here for catering. Some drinks and snacks will be provided.

New Landcare Office to be Launched

BrookeLarkOnUnsplashSMembers and friends of SNELandcare are cordially invited to the launch of the new Landcare office located at Suite 10 Hanna's Arcade, 128 Beardy Street Armidale. The celebratory launch will take place from 4pm to 6pm on Thursday 31st August.

Executive Officer, Mrs Karen Zirkler, said, "The move has already made us much more accessible to the community, and we are seeing more people drop in to check it out."

Anyone wishing to come along to the launch are asked to please RSVP using the sticky tickets registration process so we can cater appropriately.

The team are very excited about the new premises and wish to thank the management of Hanna's for negotiating such a lovely new location and supporting our not-for-profit organisation in doing so.

Uralla Community Grants Available

Grants of up to $3000 are available from Uralla Council, closing 31st August 2017. More information on how to apply at http://www.uralla.nsw.gov.au/index.cfm?page_id=1511.

Young Farmer Business Program Advisory Committee seeks new members

The Young Farmer Business Program (YFBP) is calling on expressions of interest from people interested in the farming, fishers and growers sectors, interested in joining the YFBP Advisory Committee.

The Young Farmer Business Program initiative was jointly developed by the DPI and NSW Farmers and supports young people to enter the business of farming or fishing and/or expand their agricultural businesses. The program is focused on developing the business skills of this generation and seeks great thinkers to form an Advisory Committee to support the program to ensure it meets the needs of young people. Expressions of interest close on the 31st August 2017.

Full details can be found at https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/young-farmer-business-program-advisory-committee-82069

Trees on Small Farms grants available!

TreesSmallFarmsFBNative vegetation provides significant benefits for domestic livestock, native wildlife and ecosystem health... even on small farms.

Southern New England Landcare now has funding for peri-urban landholders in the Armidale, Guyra, Uralla and Walcha areas to plan and undertake revegetation projects that suit their individual needs, thanks to a new partnership project with the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.

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Kentucky Soil Health Workshop with David Hardwick

Kentucky: 9.00am - 3.30pm Thursday 7 September 2017. Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is holding a “Soil Health and Production Field Day” for landholders who are interested in maintaining optimum soil health and maximising production from their pastures and livestock systems.

More information on the flier here.

Soil Carbon & Alternative Cropping Systems Field Day

14th September at Ran and Jenny Mitchell’s cropping property ‘Leyland’, west of North Star. Download the flier here. Speakers include Dr Terry McCosker of RCS and Carbon Link, and Ian Moss, the founder and managing director of Farm Agronomy & Resource Management. The day will be an opportunity for like-minded people to gather on property and discuss soil carbon and alternative cropping systems with leading field experts.

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Good Space Workshop - Suicide Prevention

A workshop will be held in Armidale from 10am to 2pm on 13th September. More information and registrations with Alicia Moran by email, or phone 02 9393 9556.

NSW Habitat Action Grants now open

Submissions close 5 pm 18 September 2017.

Angling clubs, individuals, community groups, local councils and organisations interested in rehabilitating fish habitats in freshwater and saltwater areas throughout NSW can apply for grants. Habitat rehabilitation projects which may be funded include:

  • removal or modification of barriers to fish passage
  • rehabilitation of riparian lands (river banks, wetlands, mangrove forests, saltmarsh)
  • re-snagging waterways with timber structure
  • removal of exotic vegetation from waterways
  • bank stabilisation works
  • reinstatement of natural flow regimes.

Before completing your application please, download and read the Habitat Action Grant funding guidelines: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/habitat/rehabilitating/ahr-grants-program. For further information please contact the Habitat Action Grants Administrator on fish.habitat@dpi.nsw.gov.au or ring (02) 6626 1396 or (02) 4916 3817.

Inspiring rural storytellers to feature at Narrabri seminar

Writers, readers and artists from across NSW will hear from inspirational rurally based storytellers at a seminar to be held on Saturday September 23rd at the Crossing Theatre Narrabri from 9 am till 12 noon.

The inaugural Rural Storytellers Seminar aims to motivate regional writers and artists to share their talents and be heard in an increasingly competitive media landscape. The seminar will feature Honor Auchinleck who recently wrote her mother’s biography ‘Elyne Mitchell: A Daughter Remembers’. Elyne wrote the legendary Silver Brumby series and passed away in 2012. Honor juggles her creative pursuits with running a farm in the Upper Murray alongside her husband.

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Book with Flight Centre and benefit SNELandcare!

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Next time you travel, remember, Flight Centre Armidale is supporting SNELandcare in an exciting new partnership where a percentage of the cost of all travel or accommodation booked with Sylvia Hobbs will support our organisation!

There are also group travel opportunities for our members and the local community. You don't have to be a member of SNELandcare for the benefits to flow through, so tell all your family and friends, and enable some big business dollars to flow through to our member organisation!

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Become a member and access so much more...

Members receive significant discounts or free entry to our events, and a full colour hard copy of our quarterly Landchat newsletter, which provides some great reading about recent events, projects and member's achievements. Members may also choose to participate in one or more of our locality-based or interest-based groups, where they can interact with like-minded people and get support from our staff to think through and develop any project ideas they might have, including developing funding applications.

There are several membership price points, starting from as little as $11 per year! Sign up here. Contact us by email or phone 02 6772 9123 to find out more.

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