Habitat for Biodiversity 2018

Hosted by Napoleon Reef Land Care Inc. and generously supported by Local Land Services Central Tablelands, this year’s Habitat for Biodiversity Day will be held at the Glanmire/Walang Fire Shed on Sunday 25 March 2018 from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

The program will focus on Small Woodland Birds and their habitat with guest speakers:

  • Tiffany Mason: Birds and Habitat
  • Huw Evans: Regent Honey Eater and small woodland birds
  • Ray Mjadwesch: Marsupials and Macropods

In addition:

  • Learn about our area through local displays and tips on preserving the environment
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch provided by the Napoleon Reef, Walang and Glanmire Residents Association
  • Receive a free gift
  • Be in thee draw for prizes throughout the day. Must be here to win!
  • All attendees receive a ticket for the draw and early birds who arrive at 9.45 for a cuppa will receive a bonus ticket

RSVP to 0412 028 717 by 20th March and receive an extra ticket in prize draws throughout the day.

Habitat for Biodiversity – Success

What a fantastic day!  All who attended Napoleon Reef Landcare’s first event on Sunday were treated to a wonderful program of talks and demonstrations that provided outstanding information about the birds, plants and habitats of our area and how to care for them.  The demonstration of constructing habitat hollows in dead trees or branches captivated everyone and the detailed explanation of ecological burning has been inspirational.  This was a day for community and sharing.  There were outstanding displays of beetles, bug and other intriguing aspects of our environment, plants, historical photos and the work of our talented artists Nic Mason and Katrina Daly.  There was lots of conversation, fun draws for a wide range of donated prizes as well as delicious food throughout the day.  Everyone involved in the planning and delivery the day, the guest speakers and those responsible for the various displays, those who provided the prizes and all who attended are to be congratulated on their part in making the day such an outstanding success.  We look forward to further community days in coming months.

Clean Up Australia Day 2017

When?  Sunday 5th March
Meeting where?  Walang Glanmire Rural Fire Service Shed
When? 8.30 am
Finishing?  Midday with a sausage sizzle

What will be supplied?

  • Hi viz vests
  • Rubbish bags
  • Water
  • First Aiders

What should you bring and wear?

  • Rugged clothing
  • Hat
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Gloves
  • Sun cream

Where will we clean up?  The roadside areas listed below and any other areas you think appropriate.

  • Yarras Lane
  • Mersing Road
  • St Anthonies Creek Road
  • Napoleon Reef Road
  • Walang Drive

Council will collected the rubbish on Monday.

Cleaned Up – March 6th!

On Sunday 6th March a group of residents spent a number of hours working in Glanmire Lane and Mersing Lane, Walang Drive and Napoleon Reef Road picking up roadside litter. The rubbish in the photos shows the amount of rubbish collected. The volunteers also focused on the RMS stockpile near the highway at the eastern end of Walang Drive. The activity was supported by the Walang Glanmire RFS who used their tankers as “traffic calmers”. For those that could stick around we ended with a sausage sizzle at the fire shed.

Credit also goes to staff at BRC, particularly Alison who was incredibly helpful and supported the activity in a number of ways. Council staff picked up the rubbish from where we had stockpiled it beside the fire shed later in the week.

A big thanks to all those involved.

Garbage Collected
More Garbage
Ready for Collection

Forming a Landcare Group

On 2/7/2015 Gerarda Mader put forward a suggestion that an “official” Landcare group be formed and proposed a meeting for 8/7/2015 to be attended by:

  • local Aboriginal elders
  • councillors from Bathurst Regional Council
  • media
  • local residents, friends and family

Gerarda said, “We have lived out here since early 90’s and am aware of a unofficial land care group in the area with more people moving in all the time. I walk and take photos of the tiny flowers and bugs and flora, other neighbours have catalogued all plants on their block and in the area, another likes to find and identify the frogs, another has just purchased land with the view to rehabilitate the wet lands and scrub, many are rehabilitating and preserving the bush. We all appreciate it.”

A large group attended the meeting and resulted in a formal Landcare group being formed.