There are many opportunities for School Groups to get involved in Landcare Activities. Please contact Upper Lachlan Landcare or your Local Landcare Group to find out how your school can participate.

Whats been happening over the past year in the Upper Lachlan Catchment?

Gunning District Landcare have started their very successful School Holiday Program, with Beginning Bird Watching in September 2017. This was then followed by another fantastic day in January 2018 with Exploring Aboriginal Culture. Gunning hope to continue these events and offer something interesting and entertaining every school holidays. Keep an eye on their website for more details;

www.gunningdistrictlandcare.org.au

 

 

In October 2017 Roslyn Landcare and Local Land Services (LLS) hosted a Schools Landcare Day with Laggan Public School and Crookwell Public School at the Broken Bridge Traveling Stock Reserve in Roslyn. Students planted trees, played games, ate sausages and learnt about their natural environment.

The day included a talk about feral animals and why we need to control them and included some interactive games. LLS brought their trailer load of stuffed feral animals including foxes, rabbits, goats and pigs. Roslyn Landcare’s Mark Selmes gave the students an entertaining talk about the importance of biodiversity.

Dedicated Roslyn Landcarers, including; Eric Hurn, Kenneth and Margaret Wheelwright, John and Marg Mitchell, Mike and Patrice Rowe and Andrew Nixon, gave the children a lesson in how to plant the trees. It was an enormously fun and successful day!

 

 

There will be many more opportunities for school Landcare activities in the New Year. If you would like your school to get involved with Landcare you can contact Ruth Aveyard 0447 242 474 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also visit the Junior Landcare website for ideas about grants, forming groups and other fun activities https://landcareaustralia.org.au/junior-landcare