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Green Army Round 3 Teams for the ACT

Minister Greg Hunt, the Federal Environment Minister announced the successful applicants for Round 3 of the Green Army Programme on 24 June in Canberra.

One of the recipients was Landcare ACT who has received approval for a two-year project, which uses Green Army teams to supplement the work of committed local volunteers. This is the first project of the newly formed peak body for community landcare in the ACT - Landcare ACT.

Mt Taylor Parkcare Group - Walk and Weed

Day: Sunday 6 April 2014
Activity: Lop & dab woody weeds and learn about the native plant species
Meet: Car park at end of Waldock Street Chifley
Start: 10 am  Finish: 11.45 am with a cuppa at picnic tables
Wear: long sleeve shirt & trousers, sturdy shoes, brimmed hat and suncreen + insect repellent
Bring: drinking water and gloves

1st 'Park Care & Share' workshop - Cooleman Ridge, Native plant ID

Cooleman Ridge workshop
Native vegetation ID in an area of exclusion fencing

Where: Meet at Kathner Street entry, Chapman

What to bring:

  • Native plant identification books or manuals
  • Sturdy shoes and hat

Tea and snacks will be provided

To register please contact Martine Franco
phone: (02) 62966400
mob: 0447 223 396
email: info@sactcg.org.au

Waterwatchers work then play!


Murrumbidgee River, Scottsdale (photo: Woo OReilly)

Waterwatchers who went to the Scottsdale QA/QC event in late Nov had a fantastic afternoon kayaking on the Murrumbidgee River near Bredbo. It was beautiful, peaceful (mostly!) and great fun. We also saw a platypus.

SACTCG Group Business Meeting

SACTCG next meeting will be held on Tues 28th January 2014 at the 21 Snodgrass Crescent office in Kambah. All are welcome. Please RSVP to Martine on 62578969 or info@sactcg.org.au 

2011 ACT LANDCARE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Dr Chris Bourke MLA, Member for Ginninderra, today presented Landcare awards to the ACT community celebrating our local environment.

The Landcare Awards showcase and recognise the efforts of members of the community involved in natural resource management. 

"The ACT Landcare Awards and ACT Landcare Week provide recognition for the exceptional work carried out by the many hundreds of Landcare workers and volunteers in the Territory," Dr Bourke said.

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Donate yourself to Landcare - Landcare Week 5th - 11th of September

Landcare Week activities over September – ACT and region

The following is a list of Landcare Week activities in the ACT in September 2011. Where information is available – contact details for each group has been provided. In some cases it has not been possible to provide these details. Typically with most Landcare activities you should wear a hat and warm, sturdy clothes and shoes and bring water and a snack. Equipment is provided if it is a working bee. 

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Community Hub / City Farm Workshop


Have you ever wondered how we can live an enjoyable, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle in cities and suburbs?


Want to explore how we can live wisely within our natural environment?

Intention: To agree and action the community hub/city farm we want to see in Canberra.

Farrer Ridge Parkcare - Wildflower Walk


Guided Spring Wildflower Community Walk
- Farrer Ridge Nature Park

Meet at top of Muresk Street Farrer at 10am.
Bring cameras, binoculars, hat, & wear walking shoes.

More information: Phil Selmes, Parks Stromlo depot: 6205 7384

All welcome.

For more information about the group, see the Farrer Ridge Parkcare Group web page.

Environment Centre - Spring Swap & Sale

Venue: Environment Centre, Lennox & Lawson Cr (by the National Museum)


Spring has brought us out of hibernation, and with it a fun and sustainable event to get you swapping instead of shopping...

Spring is the time of year when layers of clothing required start to dwindle, biking becomes a rekindled passion and vegetable gardens are revived...

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