Many landcare groups have recurring working bees that you are welcome to join. Look through the events below and get in touch with the contact person. If you are a landcare member and have an event you would like to post you can click on "Host your own" and publish an event to this calendar. If you have a community event that is not directly from one of our member groups please tell us about it through our contact form and we may be able to share it with the landcare community.
A Day on the Marsh’, to be held on Sunday 28th of August, will be a chance to celebrate and learn about our Saltmarshes, this very special environment located right on our doorstep. Funded by a Naturally Inspired grant, ‘A Day on the Marsh’ will feature a wide range of activities with something for everyone!
• Guided walks on the Saltmarshes
• Close up viewing of shorebirds
• Games & activities for kids
• Local Aboriginal history and culture
• Presentations from experts & scientists
• Environmentally inspired activities
• Art, mosaics, screen printing
• Information stalls & activities
• Live music
• Food vans on site
Come along to the beautiful island environment of Steeles Island Retreat, and enjoy the magic of ‘A Day on the Marsh’. See you there!
Want to be more involved? Put your hand up for a Committee position. Nominations for Committee poistions are invited. Please send us an email if you are interested. Lights snacks provided. Kid's corner - games and activities.
The Friends of Reid Street Reserve - Launch of 'The Importance of Small Reserves' Interpretation signs
To be unveiled by Councillor Jan Bonde, Mayor of Central Coast Council
2pm Unveiling, followed by a short walk to view the signs (until 3pm)
We will be out in the open. Please wear comfortable walking shoes (Note: there are no toilets in the Reserve)
One of the aims of the Friends of the Reserve is to increase awareness of the natural values of the Reserve and we were pleased to receive funding from Central Coast Council's 2015/16 Community Small Grants' Scheme to produce three interpretive signs. These have recently been installed in the Reserve and are the focus of the event on 9th September. The sign at the entrance is entitled 'The Importance of Small Reserves' and will be unveiled by the Mayor of Central Coast; it highlights some of the plants, animals and fungi that inhabit the Reserve. A short guided walk will follow the unveiling to view the other two signs: 'Tasmania's Special Birds', which features the endemic birds of Tasmania that can be found in the Reserve, and 'A Haven for Migratory Birds' which provides information about the migratory birds that use the Reserve. Well-known Tasmanian natural historian and ornithologist, Sarah Lloyd, was the designer of the signs and provided the photographs.
For bad weather alternative venue - please contact the Central Coast Council ph 6429 8900
Our Annual General Meeting for our members.
We work on council and PWS land, mostly controlling weeds and sometimes planting or watching wildlife. Our reserve is in great condition, so we really make a difference, expecting to eliminate a patch of weeds in one 2 hour session, and we know we've stopped weeds from spreading into pristine areas. Second Saturday of the month (except January), from 10am-12. Meeting points vary, so get on our email list. We often finish with a cuppa and cake.
Weed working bees.
North East Bioregional Network and Tamar NRM forum - "Roadside Vegetation Management - towards best practice"
Recognise Problems - Explore Solutions
Program / Speakers:
Todd Dudley (Revegetation Manager / Contractor)
Topic: A short history of the rise and fall of roadside vegetation management Case Study: St. Helens
Bill Walker (NRM Officer - Circular Head & Waratah - Wynyard Council
Topic: A Municipal Road Manager's Perspective
Herbert Staubmann (Revegetation Contractor)
Topic: Environmental Issues with Current Roadside Vegetation Management
Morning Tea Break
Facilitated Discussion – Explore solutions
Spanish heath removal from 10am-12pm followed by lunch and AGM