Marg Applebee, Landcare Support Officer, Central West Lachlan Landcare Inc

Hi Landcarers

Do you get confused with the plethora of acronyms, name changes and logos that are bandied around on flyers and cars, shirts and business cards? When I joined Landcare in 2011 my welcoming committee went to great lengths to explain who was who and what was what and it still took me a few weeks to sort it all out. We are often confused with our State Government counterparts, Central West Local Land Services (CWLLS) who provide advice on agricultural production, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency management. 

Central West Lachlan Landcare Inc (CWLL) run programs, workshops and provide services and training to members in the Parkes and Forbes Shire areas to help improve biodiversity, farming systems and educate the community about the part that they can play to improve the balance between biodiversity and sustainability.

We are registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits, which means that we have to report to the ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) each year.

It is important to know the different roles of each organisation so that when you require assistance you know the place to source the information you require. This is particularly important at the moment with the recent request from the CWLLS to landholders to report losses as a result of the recent weather conditions.

You may have seen a recent article encouraging landholders to contact the CWLLS regarding the assessment of agricultural flood damage as a result of our recent rainfall. 

I would encourage you to use this service if you have agricultural losses as a result of flood damage on 1300 795 299.

You may know that Central West Lachlan Landcare have been fortunate to be working with a Skillset Green Army Team. This team have been doing amazing work. 

The Green Army Team and myself are looking forward to being part of the next National Parks Association walk on September 28. As part of the undertaking of having a group, we have to provide a list of targets that we will achieve by the end of the program. One of these targets is knowing how to recognise particular flora and fauna. 

The NPA group have a wealth of knowledge that they provide to walkers who join their group. The walk will be in Cookamidgera National Park. Walkers are asked to meet at the park gate at 9am. Please register your intention to walk and obtain directions from walk leader Peter Canon by ringing the evening before the walk on 6862 1225.

Walkers art to bring food, water, suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. Binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. We are pleased to have Guy Webb speaking about the Soil C Quest project at our AGM October 26 at 6pm in the CWLL Office. RSVP by 24 October. Visit or 6862 4914 or email me at  Until next week, happy Landcaring!

New Growth: The Green Army team have extended planting from the National Tree Day site.

New Growth: The Green Army team have extended planting from the National Tree Day site.

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