eNews 9 February 2018

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Hello Visitor,

The first six months of 2018 have a big focus on healthy soils and this week we bring you more detail on Harnham Landcare's workshop series with Derek Smith "Balance & Boom". Watch this space for more in the coming weeks. Enjoy.

In this issue:

SNELandcare opportunities

"Balance & Boom" Kinsey Albrecht Soil Balancing Workshop Series

DerekSquareFormulate a long-term plan for your soil management so in 5, 10 and 20 years time, your farm is in better shape and more resilient to challenges with Derek Smith, one of only 4 Kinsey-Albrecht Soil Practitioners in Australia. Join Derek as he guides and mentors you through this 4-day soil management program. Download the flier here.

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Seeking a Malpas Catchment Officer

MCO ben pattinson 37125 UnsplashSouthern New England Landcare Ltd seeks a motivated and passionate person for the part time role of Malpas Catchment Officer based in Armidale.

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Restoration & rehabilitation grants

The NSW Environmental Trust is now inviting applications to the 2018 round of its Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants Program. Grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 are available. Applications close 3pm Monday 26 March 2018. See http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/envtrust.htm for more information. If your group would like to submit an application, please contact our office on 0267729123 to find out how and get some help.

Ecological Whole Farm Planning | David Hardwick

Southern New England Landcare will host Soil Land Food's David Hardwick to run 4 days of ecological whole farm planning with an innovation focus. Save the dates: Thursday 26 - Friday 27 April and Thursday 17 - Friday 18 May. 


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Member Muster dates set

Southern New England Landcare's Member Musters provide a forum for current representatives from our 20+ local landcare groups to share their ideas, and for current and new members and friends to hear from a guest speaker on a topic of interest. Please note that our February Member Muster has been cancelled but the remaining dates are as follows: 

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Arding Landcare and Thomas Lagoon featured in national publication

In the latest issue of Wetlands Australia 2018 published 2 February 2018 for World Wetlands Day, you will find a story on Arding Landcare and Thomas Lagoon. For the latest wetland stories, and a pdf version of the publication, visit http://www.environment.gov.au/water/wetlands/publications/wetlands-australia/national-wetlands-update-february-2018

 
Opportunities via our partners

Business EDGE workshop Armidale

Business EDGE is a comprehensive 2-day workshop for owners and managers of grazing enterprises. The workshop is designed to improve financial literacy and business skills.

Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th February, 2018 at Armidale Bowling Club's Duval Room, 92-96 Dumaresq Street – Armidale.

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Free project development workshop

Dr McClenaghan is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Leadership, a Master Coach, Managing & Coaching by Values (ICF) and the Academic Faculty Adviser to ENACTUS – the highly successful international Program for developing business and entrepreneurial skills with students. The Workshop will be free to all participants and will be held at the Armidale City Bowling Club on Saturday 17th February from 10:00am to 1:00pm. On-line registration and more information is available at www.primemyproject.org.au

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Vertebrate pest & Canid Pest Ejector training course

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services will conduct Vertebrate Pest and Canid Pest Ejector training course at Armidale on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

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Suicide prevention workshop Armidale

Wesley LifeForce will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Workshop at Armidale City Bowling Club – 92-96 Dumaresq St, Armidale NSW 2350 from 11am – 4pm on Monday 26th February 2018.

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Have your say on the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

The draft strategy “Australia’s Strategy for Nature 2018-2030: Australia’s biodiversity conservation strategy and action inventory”, is available online and open for public comment until 16 March 2018. Unlike the current strategy there are no references to Landcare in this long term national plan. You can provide your feedback via an online survey and you can also provide a written submission at https://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/conservation/strategy/draft-revision.

2018 Biochar Conference at Gold Coast

"The Economics of Carbon Positivity" is the theme for the 2nd Australia New Zealand Biochar Conference (ANZBC18) from 14-16 August 2018. The event will focus on investable deals in Biochar and the economics of carbon positive emissions projects. Read more at https://anzbc.org.au/

 
Members only opportunities

Southern New England Landcare has a keen member at Mihi who would like to do some Landcare activities. If you are in the Dangersleigh, Enmore and Gostwyck areas and would like an extra pair of hands for your next Landcare project please contact our office on 02 6772 9123 or mail@snelandcare.org.au and we can give you her contact details.

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