Past events

Site Events
  • 2020-03-01T09:00:00+11:00
  • 2020-03-01T11:30:00+11:00
March 1 Sunday

01 Mar, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Clean Up Australia Day event at Sutton. First Sunday of March each year. 0900-1130. Meet at Sutton Community Hall. Morning tea provided.

  • 2019-10-20T08:00:00+11:00
  • 2019-10-21T23:59:59+11:00
October 20 Sunday

20 Oct, 2019 08:00 AM to 21 Oct, 2019
Entry to Umina Oval - off Mt Ettalong Rd, Umina Beach

We meet on site at the entry to Umina oval (opposite Etta Rd) off Mt Ettalong Rd, Umina every third Sunday of the month to do bush care work 8am - 11am. The work involves weeding and occasional planting and is followed by morning tea on site. Tools provided. Just wear closed in shoes and long sleeves. All welcome. If you come along later than 8am - just look for us along the bush area along side Umina Oval.

  • 2019-09-17T19:30:00+10:00
  • 2019-09-17T21:00:00+10:00
September 17 Tuesday

17 Sep, 2019 from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Wamboin Community Hall, 112 Bingley Way, Wamboin

An increasing body of scientific evidence regarding the impact of human activity on the earth's climate has shifted the debate from "Is climate change real?" to "What can we do about it?" Adapting current management activities must include considerations of both climate variability and change. Many of the actions required for adapting to climate change are extensions of those currently used for managing climate variability. For this reason, efforts to improve current levels of adaptation to climate variability will have positive benefits in addressing likely climate change impacts. Dr Steven Crimp will present information of global, national and regional changes in climate, and discuss some of the opportunities for adaptation. Dr Crimp is a Research Fellow at the Climate Change Institute, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU College of Science, at the ANU.

  • 2019-09-15T08:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-09-16T07:59:59+10:00
September 15 Sunday

15 Sep, 2019 08:00 AM to 16 Sep, 2019
Entry to Umina Oval - off Mt Ettalong Rd, Umina Beach

We meet on site at the entry to Umina oval (opposite Etta Rd) off Mt Ettalong Rd, Umina every third Sunday of the month to do bush care work 8am - 11am. The work involves weeding and occasional planting and is followed by morning tea on site. Tools provided. Just wear closed in shoes and long sleeves. All welcome. If you come along later than 8am - just look for us along the bush area along side Umina Oval.

  • 2019-09-11T08:30:00+10:00
  • 2019-09-11T10:00:00+10:00
September 11 Wednesday

11 Sep, 2019 from 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM

MLG NURSERY WORKING BEE -Thanks once again to all those who helped in our MLG nursery working bees back in the day when it rained. And it’s time now to get back into it to prepare your nursery for spring. So if you could help please come along next Wednesday, even for 30 minutes to help, and to catch up with Gill and other members. When: Wednesday 11th Sep 8.30 to 10 am Where: The MLG nursery is behind the fire station on Rose St Murrumbateman. Park on Rose street and walk through the two gates beside the fire station.

  • 2019-09-07T09:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-09-07T11:00:00+10:00
September 7 Saturday

07 Sep, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Geoff Butler's property on Birchmans Grove, Wamboin

The next plant propagation session will be on Saturday 7 September from 9am to 11am. If you have not previously brought plant material for cuttings, please bring material of 2 species from your garden, sufficient for about 50 cuttings if possible. If you don't know where Geoff lives, contact us at ggw.landcare@gmail.com for directions.

  • 2019-09-05T19:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-09-05T20:30:00+10:00
September 5 Thursday

05 Sep, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

MLG Monthly Meeting Thursday 5th September 2019 7.00pm Landscape planning for planting - what to plant where? Ask your questions now! Our members and the wider community very frequently ask for advice regarding suitable native plantings for their properties or on public land. The September MLG meeting will aim to answer some of these questions through a discussion format led by plant ecologist Sue McIntyre. Many MLG members have long experience with planting in our district and they will contribute on the night with their expertise, relating their successes and lessons learned. We’re advertising the meeting with plenty of notice in the hope that some members with burning questions, or complex issues to address in their planting plans, or who might not make it to the night, or who just want to make sure they get an answer on the night, will send in their questions ahead of time. This will enable more considered responses to be provided on the night, and hopefully not too much follow-up left over after the night (when the whole group won’t get to hear the answers!). But still come along with questions on the night (that will keep Sue and the old hands in the room on their toes). Or come to lend your experience to the discussion, or just to listen, so when find you do have a planting issue you can say aha! Questions to me pls by return email We’ll deal with RSVPs closer to the night.

  • 2019-08-24T00:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-08-24T23:59:59+10:00
August 24 Saturday

24 Aug, 2019
Taree Showground Tearooms

Cow stuck in a dam? Horse in a floating accident? Cattle truck rollover? Learn what to do in an emergency situation to bring about the safest outcome for both animals and people

  • 2019-08-18T08:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-08-19T07:59:59+10:00
August 18 Sunday

18 Aug, 2019 08:00 AM to 19 Aug, 2019
Entry to Umina Oval - off Mt Ettalong Rd, Umina Beach

We meet on site at the entry to Umina oval (opposite Etta Rd) off Mt Ettalong Rd, Umina every third Sunday of the month to do bush care work 8am - 11am. The work involves weeding and occasional planting and is followed by morning tea on site. Tools provided. Just wear closed in shoes and long sleeves. All welcome. If you come along later than 8am - just look for us along the bush area along side Umina Oval.

  • 2019-08-13T19:30:00+10:00
  • 2019-08-13T21:30:00+10:00
August 13 Tuesday

13 Aug, 2019 from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Sutton Primary School

On 13 August, Vanessa Whelan and Sue Bestow will come and talk with Sutton landcare about the National Landcare program. They both work for the Australian Government and together with their colleagues, they are delivering the $1billion National Landcare Program (NLP). Their talk at the Sutton Landcare Group titled ‘Protected and Productive Environments’ will focus on the agricultural component of the NLP. They will present some background information on the program, looking at Landcare’s journey so far, what it has achieved and what this next phase of the program is looking to deliver. They will discuss the two main elements of the NLP, the Regional Land Partnerships component, which is delivered through a network of 54 Management Units nationally and the Smart Farms component, which is currently supporting over 200 projects Australia wide, and there are more to come. Their talk will also give examples of Landcare work being done locally and other work that is relevant to the Sutton area. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions about Landcare, so you are encouraged to attend and take this opportunity to talk to representatives of the government directly. The meeting will start at 7.30 at the Sutton Primary School. It will be followed by supper, and an opportunity to ask questions, and talk with other people from our community.

  • 2019-08-08T19:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-08-08T20:30:00+10:00
August 8 Thursday

08 Aug, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

MLG Monthly Meeting - August Painting for the Australian Bird Guide Presented by Peter Marsack What: Birdwatchers are among the most environmentally-aware and engaged groups in the wider Australian community, and bird guides sell in the hundreds of thousands. Peter was one of the artists for the Australian Bird Guide, published by CSIRO in 2017. He will talk about the process involved in producing the original artwork for the Guide: three artists painting over 4,700 images, a planned five-year project that took almost ten: - Why did this seem like such a good idea - How were the images painted - what challenges had to be overcome - Why did it all take so long? In the course of his talk he’ll touch on the way the changing expectations of birders have driven changes in the nature and scope of field guides. Where: the back room of the Murrumbateman Country Inn When: 7.00pm Thursday 8 August. If you would like to have dinner at the pub, we suggest you arrive by 6.30pm RSVP : All are welcome but please RSVP by replying to this email by 6 August to help us with arrangements, crowd control and warning the pub.

  • 2019-07-21T08:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-07-22T07:59:59+10:00
July 21 Sunday

21 Jul, 2019 08:00 AM to 22 Jul, 2019
Entry to Umina Oval - off Mt Ettalong Rd, Umina Beach

We meet on site at the entry to Umina oval (opposite Etta Rd) off Mt Ettalong Rd, Umina every third Sunday of the month to do bush care work 8am - 11am. The work involves weeding and occasional planting and is followed by morning tea on site. Tools provided. Just wear closed in shoes and long sleeves. All welcome. If you come along later than 8am - just look for us along the bush area along side Umina Oval.

  • 2019-07-04T19:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-07-04T20:30:00+10:00
July 4 Thursday

04 Jul, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

What: Join in an evening with our local DPI Fisheries Officers to get a handle on the biggest issues for native fish, how to identify them, and much more. What can we do to make our rivers and creeks more productive and healthy for native fish, especially Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Macquarie perch and others? This is a chance to share good ideas from locals and experts, sightings, stories, and secrets of success. Where: the back room of the Murrumbateman Country Inn When: 7.00pm Thursday 4 July. If you would like to have dinner at the pub, we suggest you arrive by 6.00pm RSVP : All are welcome but please RSVP by replying to this email by 2 July to help us with arrangements, crowd control and warning the pub.

  • 2019-06-16T08:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-06-17T07:59:59+10:00
June 16 Sunday

16 Jun, 2019 08:00 AM to 17 Jun, 2019
Entry to Umina Oval - off Mt Ettalong Rd, Umina Beach

We meet on site at the entry to Umina oval (opposite Etta Rd) off Mt Ettalong Rd, Umina every third Sunday of the month to do bush care work 8am - 11am. The work involves weeding and occasional planting and is followed by morning tea on site. Tools provided. Just wear closed in shoes and long sleeves. All welcome. If you come along later than 8am - just look for us along the bush area along side Umina Oval.

  • 2019-06-12T09:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-06-13T14:30:00+10:00
June 12 Wednesday

12 Jun, 2019 09:00 AM to 13 Jun, 2019 02:30 PM
Crossing Theatre, Narrabri

2 Day conference featuring Guy Webb, Grant Sims, David Marsh, Kirrily Blomfield, Dale Kirkby, Jo-Anna Skewes and Jon Welsh and incorporating field trips to the Sydney University Plant Breeding Institute and Narrabri Fish Farm. This event will also host the New England and North West Regional Landcare Awards night.

  • 2019-06-11T19:30:00+10:00
  • 2019-06-11T21:30:00+10:00
June 11 Tuesday

11 Jun, 2019 from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Sutton Primary School

On 11 June 2019, 7.30 pm, Brett Lees, Senior Biosecurity Officer for the Yass Valley Council, will join the Sutton Landcare group for our June presentation, ‘Weeds in our region: What can we do?’. As usual we will meet at the Sutton primary School from 7.30 pm. We will talk about the new Yass Valley Council weed strategy: The weed Action Plan. Also discuss the inventory Sutton Landcare Group did of prevalent weeds in our area of concern to residents of Sutton and surrounds. We will discuss how Landcare and Yass Valley Biosecurity Staff can collaborate to manage our most invasive and persistent weeds through chemical, mechanical and biological control and best land management practices. Following the presentation, supper will be provided with an opportunity to talk further with Brett Lees. For further information on Sutton Landcare Group, please contact our secretary on sutton.landcare@gmail.com.

  • 2019-06-07T12:00:00+10:00
  • 2019-06-10T10:00:00+10:00
June 7 Friday

07 Jun, 2019 12:00 PM to 10 Jun, 2019 10:00 AM
Bowning, NSW

The Bowning and Bookham Districts Landcare Group invites you and your family to join our landcare family for the June long weekend, from noon 7 June to 10 am on 10 June, to plant little trees on our farms. Plant trees, have fun and make a difference.