The Tuggeranong Lake Carers was formed to do something about the condition and health of Lake Tuggeranong, which over the last few years has been periodically closed to the public for months because of regular outbreaks of blue green aglae. These outbreaks pose a serious health hazard. To further publicise these issues we are running a Logo Compeition.
The Southern ACT Catchment Group Inc requires a Catchment Coordinator to work with volunteers, community groups, and a wide range of other stakeholder organisations to promote and implement its catchment strategy and improve the health of the SACTCG catchment.
Jane Myers MSc (Equine Science) will present an evening seminar for horse owners on the subject of managing horses on horse properties. This seminar will be aimed at people who agist their horse and horse agistment property owners. It will also be of interest to people who are planning to buy land for horse-keeping in the future. Please see the attached flyer for venue & RSVP information.
‘Living with Lovegrass’ a forum designed around learning from each other on how to manage African Lovegrass was held at the Namadgi Visitor Centre on Saturday 22nd May. Around sixty people attended the forum and it was interesting to hear the range of views expressed about lovegrass. Some graziers expressed the view that lovegrass is here, cattle can use it, so perhaps we are better off devoting resources to Serrated Tussock. Others thought that lovegrass is potentially our worst environmental and agricultural weed species. Whatever the view there is no denying African lovegrass is a highly persistent, summer growing, perennial grass weed that is invading rural properties, urban parklands and roadsides and nature reserves across our region.
Frog Call Evening 3
Venue: Lions Youth Haven Functions Room - Kambah Pool Road
RSVP: By 21 July - Southern ACT Catchment Group - firstname.lastname@example.org or 6296 6400
Voting is now open for the National Landcare Awards Peoples Choice Award. You are encouraged to get behind your favourite Landcare finalist with the winner to be announced at the National Landcare Gala dinner at Parliament House, Canberra on Thursday 24 June.
Where: Molonglo Catchment Group Meeting Room
Unit 10, Cassidy's Arcade
72-76 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan.
Bring environmental weeds to garden waste sites until 16.30hrs on those weekend days and choose FREE Australian native plants for your garden.
Canberra Sand & Gravel at Belconnen and Corkhill Bros off Mugga lane.
Controlling one of southern Australia’s worst introduced grassland weeds just got easier for Southern ACT landholders. With a $5000 grant provided by the Australian Government through the ACT Natural Resources Management Council, the Southern ACT Catchment Group has purchased a heavy-duty trailer for use in transporting spray equipment by landholders in the Lanyon bowl area in southern ACT, for serrated tussock control.
Two free seminars on sustainable horse property management will be held by the Molonglo, Ginninderra and Southern ACT Catchment Groups, with assistance from the ACT Natural Resource Management Council.
Wednesday 21st April, 6pm - 9pm at Ainslie Football Club (Antill Room).
(Bookings essential - contact Bonnie on 6278 3309 or email landcare at ginninderralandcare.org.au
Thursday 22nd April, 6pm - 9pm at RB Smith Community Centre, (Jim Snow Room), 262 Crawford St Queanbeyan.