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    Voting for the Essential Energy Community Choices program is now open.

    Vote now to help us receive up to $2500 to go towards Harrisia cactus education and awareness!

    Northern Slopes Landcare’s goal is to provide ecosystem services in a changing climate to promote a healthy, better protected, professionally managed and resilient environment.

    Harrisia cactus has infested approx. 33,500 ha in NSW and approx. 820,000 ha in NSW & QLD. NSLA’s NW Cacti Control Coordinator continuously supports the community with information, forums and coordinated control programs. Engagement and supporting landholders with control options and best practice management has been successful. By bridging the communication gap and feeding knowledge and information back into the community, motivation and incentive has not been lost.

    NSLA would like your support to develop education and awareness resources to the community on Harrisia cactus.

    Your vote will determine which groups receive grants and how much they could receive – get your friends and family involved because the more votes received, the more money these organisations will receive. Give a big heart in your community a little boost and vote for Zone 12 - Northern Slopes Landcare Association to make a difference in your community today.

    You can vote once each day. Voting closes at 5pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020 (AEST). 

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    Vote For Us Tile Community ChoicesVoting for the Essential Energy Community Choices program is now open.

    Vote now to help us receive up to $2500 to go towards the Hudson Pear Spray Group!

    The Hudson Pear Spray Group, once a month come together and use their own resources to spray a network of properties in the core infestation. Members are not only property owners but residents of neighbouring towns that do not want the cacti in their backyard as they have seen how devastating it can be.

    Distribution of Hudson pear occupies 100,000 ha in the Lightning Ridge and surrounding area. It spreads by cladode attachments to stock, wildlife and vehicles. It grows vegetatively setting roots into soil. Impact potential is devastating to native flora and fauna habitat and populations.

     Including not limited to the following resources needed to keep the group active

    • Refurbishing and maintenance of equipment
    • Equipment costs and replacements
    • Catering for the monthly gathering of spraying

    The group use their own funds for repairs, replacements and always provide a meal after finishing the day of spraying out of their own pockets. The day provides a common ground for the like-minded community member to share ideas, thoughts and to mentally know that they are not the only ones battling with this weed and support is available in each other.

    Your vote will determine which groups receive grants and how much they could receive – get your friends and family involved because the more votes received, the more money these organisations will receive. Give a big heart in your community a little boost and vote for Zone 1 - North West Plains Sustainability Group to make a difference in your community today.

    You can vote once each day. Voting closes at 5pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020 (AEST). 

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    MRF Open 27May2020 Final

    Do you have Hudson pear on your property or mining claim?

    The new biocontrol mass-rearing facility at Lightning Ridge is stocked with the Hudson pear cochineal and they are ready to be released.

    Contact Mat Savage on 0427 253 463 to collect your plastic tub (for collecting clean Hudson pear segments - no ants or soil). Swap your tub of clean segments for a tub of cochineal-infected ssegments. Mat will advise you on how to release the cochineal and record the release data. 

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    Postal Address: Po Box 108
    Bingara NSW 2404

    Office: 35B Maitland Street
    Bingara NSW 2404

    Anne: ralf@nsla.net.au
    Shelley: admin@nsla.net.au
    Jo: nwcactus@nsla.net.au
    Julie: coodinator@nsla.net.au

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