Over 100 people celebrate biodiversity at Creek Feast!

100 people gathered for the first ever Creek Feast!

Over 100 people celebrate biodiversity at Creek Feast!

100 people gathered for the first ever Creek Feast!

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The issue

When it comes to Riparian ecosystem health, landholders can be overwhelmed when faced with erosion, grazing management, habitat conservation and community resources. Biodiversity is one common thread that underpins the functioning of our riparian landscapes and with funding and support from the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust we decided to provide an opportunity for education, skills building and community connection to empower landholders to action caring for their land.

The solution

Picture lush green flats bordered by the cool flowing waters of the creek, the site was a spectacular sight, just outside of Mudgee. A foggy morning broke into sunshine as a team of passionate volunteers arrived to set up the event! 

The diverse program was filled with interesting talks, workshops and demonstrations. Highlight talks stimulated open and thoughtful discussion. Local Wiradjuri leaders talked about indigenous land management techniques. Guests got the chance to try a Japanese silk dyeing technique called Shibori. Meandering along the creek, guests got to learn about native fish habitat, new koala research, the intricacies of Biodiversity Conservation Agreements and more. 

The impact

Over 100 people attended this day and left feeling inspired, informed and connected to their environment and community. This event strengthened our partnerships with Indigenous leaders, and environmental organisations such as OzFish who are now working with us on a new project as a result of this days impact. We also got the opportunity to include other community groups and bring together our networks towards a common goal. It was a momentous day of celebration, and the day would not have been possible without the support of the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust which funded the day along with community support and volunteer dedication!


The format of the day having multiple talks/workshops happening simultaneously to allow guests to choose their own adventure was very well received. The day flowed and allowed lots of time for conversations, relaxed browsing of stalls and exhibits and enjoying lunch and the scenery.

Involving local environment groups, schools and partners allowed the work of setting up such a large event to be shared. Volunteers from all groups showed up to help and all felt a part of the day.

Before the event took place, a meeting at the site was arranged with the local Indigenous partners so they could spend time on Country and feel more connected and informed when it came to the event day and they were to speak.

Key facts

  • Over 100 people celebrate the riparian ecosystems along the banks of Lawson Creek
  • Over 10 guest speakers and workshop
  • Local artists involved
  • Local groups come together and unite their networks towards a common goal
  • Themes of Indigenous land management, biodiversity conservation, Landscape rehydration and skill-based workshops

Project Partners