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Events

Summer Hill Creekcare Open Day
Oct
22
9:00am 9:00am

Summer Hill Creekcare Open Day

Summer Hill Creekcare is a local landcare group working together to care for the Summer Hill Creek catchment. The group is having an open day with the following events:

  • Garage Sale
  • Plant Sale
  • Guided Walk
  • Information Stall
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea

For bookings for the walk or further information including location:

Cilla Kinross
6365 7651
ckinross@csu.edu.au

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Wambuul Macquarie River Festival
Oct
28
9:30am 9:30am

Wambuul Macquarie River Festival

Wambuul Macquarie River Festival is back again in 2017, bigger and better than before!

Come along and participate in a day of 'come and try' activities, tree planting, landscape art, Macquarie River cruises, walking tours and Aboriginal culture.

Listen to the sounds of local musicians playing, watch artists paint the river landscape, and talk to the local groups who make use of the river. 

All this plus food, drinks and more on offer at Ollie Robins Oval Dubbo.

For further information contact Andy McQuie on (02) 6883 5362.

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Barking Owl Community Information Morning
Nov
1
9:00am 9:00am

Barking Owl Community Information Morning

Central West Local Land Services invite you to a Barking Owl Community Information Morning on Wednesday 1 November. This free event will educate participants to the issues facing the Barking Owl (Ninox connivens), a medium-sized hawk-owl that is dwindling in numbers.

Speaker for the day include:

  • Todd Soderquist - Senior Threatened Species Officer from Office of Environment & Heritage
  • Reannan Honey - PhD Candidate with University of Technology, Sydney
  • Oliver Shoemark - Oliver Shoemark Tree Services

Please bring your own chair, hat, sunscreen and water and wear appropriate clothes for being outdoors including covered shoes.

For further information please see the Event Flyer

Registration is essential. Please contact:

Libby McIntyre
0429 019 309
libby.mcintyre@lls.nsw.gov.au

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2017 Australasian Bird Fair
Nov
3
to Nov 5

2017 Australasian Bird Fair

The 2017 Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo will be the greatest bird and wildlife related event in the Australasian/Pacific region, more than just a bird fair – a wildlife expo!

Inviting anyone interested in wildlife and its conservation to come on board. It is the opportunity reach out to the thousands of people passionate about wildlife but have yet to make the link to the very organisations looking after their interests.

The strengths of the Australasian Bird Fair are the attractions provided for members of the environmentally aware members of the public to the many activities at the Sydney Olympic Park venue.

These include talks on the latest amazing work carried out by conservation groups making a difference to the conservation of birds and other wildlife across Australia, New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours.

Other talks will be about bird and wildlife locations worldwide by experts keen to show the amazing diversity of wildlife from first hand experience and providing opportunities to see these first hand through custom made tours from local to global destinations led by people passionate about what they do.

This year we are expecting in excess of 100 exhibitors including:

A complete range of optical and photographic equipment to suit any budget with hands on experience and experts on hand to provide guidance.

Travel and tourism operators from local to across the globe with packages including local tours as well overseas from polar to tropic and everything between.

  • Book sellers
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Garden/wildlife accessories
  • Organisations, charities and trusts
  • Bird clubs
  • Artworks
  • Photographic competition and exhibit

For further information please visit the Event Website

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Environmental Health Australia Noise Management Course
Nov
15
to Nov 16

Environmental Health Australia Noise Management Course

This two day course has been developed on behalf of Environmental Health Australia (New South Wales) Incorporated, to improve the practical knowledge of environmental noise management and its relevance to health.

The course is designed specifically for professionals involved in conducting noise investigations, noise measuring, writing permit conditions, assessing development applications, assessing noise reports and strategic planning.

Day one focuses on the theory and measurement of noise including:

o Physical properties of noise
o Propagation of noise
o How we perceive loudness
o How to measure noise
o The use of noise measurement descriptors
o Practical noise measurement exercises

Day two focuses on the relevance of noise to public health and the practical application of the theory and measurement practices in an investigation and planning assessment context and covers:

o Noise, health and annoyance
o Noise criteria, standards and guidelines
o Noise management and town planning
o Assessing planning applications and noise reports
o Noise control
o Writing noise conditions
o Investigating complaints

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is ideal for Environmental Health Officers, Planners, Building Surveyors, and Compliance Officers.

Numbers for this course are capped!  Dont miss out!

For further information, cost and registration please visit the EHA Australia Website.

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2017 Australian Wildlife Management Society Annual Conference
Dec
4
to Dec 7

2017 Australian Wildlife Management Society Annual Conference

The major theme of the conference is "Wildlife Management: Past, Present and Future". Every few years there seems to be a new tool, technology or approach to wildlife management, however, to know where we're going, we need to understand where we came from. Given the AWMS is celebrating 30 years, we encourage abstracts that focus on the journey of wildlife management over the last 30 years, as well as abstracts on current research and new and trending innovations.

The conference will feature symposia with invited speakers on the following topics:

  • Biogeography, evolution and wildlife mangement
  • Advance in wildlife monitoring tools
  • The rise of citizen science and social media
  • Conservation biology
  • Conservation physiology
  • Food webs

Other symposia will be organised to fit the topics of the abstracts received.

For further information including the call for abstracts, registration and preliminary program, please visit the Conference Website.

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Weed Identification and Control Workshop - Lithgow
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

Weed Identification and Control Workshop - Lithgow

Lithgow Oberon Landcare Association with the support of Lithgow City Council invite you to a weed identification and control workshop.

What: Farmers Creek Weed Identification and Control Workshop
When: 10am - 1pm Saturday 21 October
Where: Oakey Park (near the bridge) - corner of Brewery Lane and Island Parade

Bush regeneration professionals will be on hand to share their knowledge about weeds and the impact that the weeds have on our local waterways. There will also be an opportunity to put the skills into practice.

This is a free event that allows you to learn new skills while helping to rehabilitate a degraded section of Farmers Creek. Free light lunch provided.

For further details and to RSVP please see the Event Flyer

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Climate-Ready Revegetation Seminar - Cowra
Oct
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Climate-Ready Revegetation Seminar - Cowra

You are invited to a free seminar on the publication: Climate-ready revegetation. A guide for natural resource managers. The guide provides step by step instructions on how to plan for the sustainability of local plant species and populations under future climate. A copy is available at at the link above.

Seminar details are:

Presenter: Nola Hancock from Macquarie University
Date & Time: Thursday 19th October, 2 – 3 pm, followed by afternoon tea.
Location: Cowra TAFE, 27-33 St Carleton Cowra NSW, Room tbc.

Please RSVP by 11th October on Eventbrite.
Direct any enquires to Nola Hancock:
E: Nola.Hancock@mq.edu.au
P: 02 9850 8191
M: 0419 262 116 (on the day)

A computer workshop that practices using the guide will follow at 3.30-4.30pm, with a limited number of places available. This workshop is for those who regularly select plants for revegetation or advise others undertaking revegetation. Please register for the seminar at the link above and then email Melinda.Hillery@environment.nsw.gov.au to request an invitation for the additional workshop.

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Climate-Ready Revegetation Seminar - Dubbo
Oct
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Climate-Ready Revegetation Seminar - Dubbo

You are invited to a free seminar on the publication: Climate-ready revegetation. A guide for natural resource managers. The guide provides step by step instructions on how to plan for the sustainability of local plant species and populations under future climate. A copy is available at at the link above.

Seminar details are:

Presenter: Nola Hancock from Macquarie University
Date & Time: Wednesday 18 October, 2 – 3 pm, followed by afternoon tea.
Location: Dubbo TAFE, Myall Street Dubbo, NSW, Room L.G.09 & L.G.10

Please RSVP by 11th October on Eventbrite.
Direct any enquires to Nola Hancock:
E: Nola.Hancock@mq.edu.au
P: 02 9850 8191
M: 0419 262 116 (on the day)

A computer workshop that practices using the guide will follow at 3.30-4.30pm, with a limited number of places available. This workshop is for those who regularly select plants for revegetation or advise others undertaking revegetation. Please register for the seminar at the link above and then email Melinda.Hillery@environment.nsw.gov.au to request an invitation for the additional workshop.

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