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    KVS sign 2 320Success for Koala Vehicle Sign Strategy in Uralla. The Northern Tablelands Koala Partnership has teamed up with Uralla Shire Council and Golf Club to deliver strategies and information to reduce koala vehicle strike.

    RHE roadieJoin Southern New England Landcare at the New England Regent Honeyeater Roadshow. We will start with a bird identification walk and then learn about the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.

    Where: Bundarra School of Arts Hall
    When: Wednesday, 29 March 2023
    Time: 8:15am to 1:00pm

    Mtg PosterWeedy Wasteland to Wildlife Wetland Community Consultation meeting.

    When: Saturday, 11 February 2023, at 2pm.
    Where: Armidale City Bowling Club, in the Auditorium, 92 Dumaresq St.

    Landchat121Jan Dec2022WEBpage1Landchat showcases the achievements of our members and their groups. Members receive their full colour hard-copy in their letter box to read at their leisure and it's coming very soon. Download your copy of Landchat 121 January-December 2022 (1.8 MB) now.

    BethWilliamsDecember 5th was International Volunteer Day.

    Thank you, Jane Davies, Coordinator Armidale Volunteer Referral Service for sharing this message of appreciation from Volunteering Australia

    The Southern New England Landcare Ltd AGM is to be held at 6 pm Wednesday 16th November 2022, at the Uralla Community Centre.

    In accordance with the constitution of Southern New England Landcare Ltd, the following nominations for Directors on the Board have been received for consideration at the AGM:

    UN award320On Friday 21st October, the United Nations Association of Australia bestowed the 2021 United Nations Day Honour on Landcare Australia!  Sending a big congratulations from Southern New England Landcare.

    KVS sign 2 320Koala road signage is up near Uralla Golf Club! Thanks Uralla Shire Council!!

    Koalas are now officially listed as Endangered. Vehicle strike is a key threat and has played a big part of their decline. It is one of the most frequently reported causes of injury and death for koalas brought into care by wildlife rehabilitation groups.

    NoticeThe Annual General Meeting of Southern New England Landcare will be held at 6pm on 16th November 2022 at the Uralla Community Centre.

    All members and friends are welcome. A light supper will be provided during the meeting.

    Download the meeting notice and agenda here.

    Please RSVP for catering purposes by Wednesday 9th November 2022 by emailing our office or calling 02 6772 9123.

    Flier Glenburnie Image 320pThe stunning bushland on ‘Glenburnie’ has rarely been accessible by members of the public, but learning the plants, collecting the seed and growing the seed located on the site will be the focus of an event hosted by the Southern New England New England on Thursday 20th October 2022.

    “We are excited to be co-hosting this event with landholder, Dr Ron Hawksford, and ecologist David Carr, of Stringybark Ecological, who will walk with participants through a NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust Agreement area,” said Struan Ferguson, Southern New England Landcare’s Project Manager for Biodiversity projects.

    “This is a rare opportunity to see a stunning local plant community up close, learn about the plants that occur there and collect some seed from plants that are ripe for harvest,” she said

    “We are very fortunate to have ecologist Dave Carr as our guest expert on the day, so that after collecting seed, participants will learn how to propagate the seed in the afternoon session,” she said.

     

    ASeiler320Southern New England Landcare is pleased to welcome Aggie Seiler to the team as the new Sustainable Agriculture Project Officer.

    Aggie grew up across the north of Australia, having spent her early childhood in Kununurra, WA and school years in QLD. She spent many school holidays working on sheep and cattle properties in Western Queensland and Cape York, where her love of the land and its people became a core part of her identity.

    d3aThe Northern Tablelands Koala Partnership Project Team wishes to thank everyone involved for supporting the koala drone surveys last month.

    oliver knoxCongratulations to Dr Knox on winning the prestigious General Jeffrey Soil Health Award, at the recent National Landcare Awards. The New England region is lucky to have another recognised soil health hero!

    MTaylorNSW multigenerational farmer, Michael Taylor has scooped the pool being awarded the 2022 Australian Farmer of the Year.
    "Michael runs sheep and supports regenerative farming practices, but above all he loves sharing his passion with others".?

    Plus, Richard (Rick) Wright awarded, 2022 Farming Legend of the Year.

    WBee group320Last Sunday’s AURG Working Bee was most productive and a great success. The weather was kind with everyone enjoying the sunshine.

    All images courtesy of Angus Adair & Bryan Johnston.

    BT Landholder survey social tile320The ag sector and The Energy Charter have collaborated on the development of a short 15-minute survey which will guide the development of practical guidelines for co-existence between the agricultural sector and energy companies. Other community members who would like to share their views on this important topic are also invited to share their views.

    Des presents 320Attention Landholders in the Herbert Park, Puddledock and Tilbuster areas: Have you seen a koala on your place lately?

    Southern New England Landcare is engaging with landholders in your area.

    When: Thursday, 22nd September 2022, from 4.30pm to 6pm
    Where: Charlestown Willows Reserve, Rockvale Road, Armidale (next to Tilbuster Creek)

    SNEL CEO Karen Zirkler with RAB CEO David Heine320Southern New England Landcare was presented with $6,628.40 at the annual Regional Australia Bank Community Partnership Program recognition evening, at the Armidale Golf Club, on Wednesday 10th August 2022.

    Southern New England Landcare Ltd Rehydrating Malpas Case StudyOur Local Landcare Coordinators have recently completed three new case studies from work we've facilitated with members, friends and project partners during the last 12 months.

    NSW BCT LogoIf you’re in the Armidale or Uralla LGAs, you could be eligible for the Northern Inland Koala conservation tender. Successful applicants will enter a conservation agreement and earn annual payments to protect koala habitat.

    The following information sessions will provide all necessary information about the tender and application process.

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