Community efforts to restore the bushfire-ravaged Namadgi National Park are set to ramp up later this month, as much of the area remains closed to the public. The Orroral Valley fire burnt out nearly 80 per cent of Namadgi over the 2019-20 bushfire season, after being set off by a …
‘Community landcare in the ACT plays a very important role in protecting the environment and the ACT Government’s support to the three ACT Catchment Groups (Southern ACT, Ginninderra and Molonglo) of $125,000 each, for 2020-2021, is welcomed,’ says Dr Maxine Cooper, Chair Landcare ACT.
Landcare ACT is one of over 70 conservation and farming groups that have come together to offer a plan for our collective future: employ tens of thousands of Australians in land management and conservation as part of the bridge to recovery as we respond to coronavirus.
This paper articulates the value of the local Landcare networks and community NRM organisations in the ACT, Southern ACT Catchment Group (SACTCG), Ginninderra Catchment Group (GCG) and Molonglo Conservation Group (MCG). It outlines their history and success in delivering not only environmental and ecological outcomes for the ACT region but also economic benefits, social resilience and cohesion in the
At the Landcare ACT Awards on Sunday 17 November at the historic “Lambrigg” property beside the Murrumbidgee River, community landcarers from across the Territory came together to celebrate their impressive achievements. These awards celebrate the efforts of individuals and groups, young and old, to protect the ACT’s natural resources, stewarding a more resilient landscape for the future. The award winners and their projects are diverse, from farming and indigenous land management, to educational and mapping tools. Dr Maxine Cooper Landcare ACT Board Chair and MC for the event, thanked the award judges and sponsors and paid tribute to the award finalists and winners as champions of the Landcare community.
Sunday afternoon’s Landcare ACT Awards event was a great celebration of the breadth of landcare volunteering in the Territory. The awards recognise individuals, groups and partnerships, importantly including First nations custodians caring for country. On behalf of the ACT’s landcare community I congratulate all the finalists and winners in the award categories. We are seeing real and substantial outcomes from the dedication and commitment of community landcarers. It is so important that we continue to support and recognise their tremendous efforts.” Dr Cooper said.
The Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services is inquiring into the value of the natural environment to an urbanising Canberra. The Chair Landcare ACT appeared before the Committee (with others) on 27 Mar 19. Click for a transcript of evidence