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Environment Centre - Spring Swap & Sale

Venue: Environment Centre, Lennox & Lawson Cr (by the National Museum)


Spring has brought us out of hibernation, and with it a fun and sustainable event to get you swapping instead of shopping...

Spring is the time of year when layers of clothing required start to dwindle, biking becomes a rekindled passion and vegetable gardens are revived...

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Don't love this grass!

African Lovegrass has been increasingly encroaching upon farmland, bushland, and roadsides throughout the ACT and southern NSW over the past three decades. South Australia and Victoria are similarly affected. There have been various studies and meetings to discuss the problem. On a local level African Lovegrass is included in the Australian Capital Territory’s Environmental Weed Control Operations Plan, but it continues to spread, particularly through the southern suburbs.

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Michael McKernan talk at Tuggeranong Homestead

Michael McKernan, popular Canberra writer and respected historian, will be giving another talk at Tuggeranong Homestead on Sunday 28 August at 2pm. His last talk was booked out.

His topic: 'Writing about Canberra: doomed from the very beginning?
Michael McKernan is trying to write a book aimed at helping Australians to love their national capital. Is he mad?

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Natural Sequence - Field Day, Point Hut Crossing


Barney's Gully

Erosion control in a sensitive environment.

  • Observing your land for challenges and opportunities
  • Discussion of potential remedies to observed challenges
  • Low risk/low cost/low maintenance techniques to reduce erosion, rehydrate flood plains, improve water quality, fertility and biodiversity

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National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day (NTSD) is held on 7 September each year - commemorating the death of the last Tasmanian tiger at Hobart Zoo in 1936.

Events are held nationally throughout September - Biodiversity Month.

Australia's landscapes and species have been severely impacted by over 200 years of habitat loss and fragmentation. The impacts of land development, introduced plants and animals, grazing, salinity, changed fire regimes, pollution, and a changing climate all place additional pressure on our threatened species and their shrinking habitats.

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Scrivener Hill Project - Sign to be unveiled by Minister

Scrivener Hill is a suburban reserve adjacent to the Mount Mugga Mugga Reserve which is part of Canberra Nature Park . It is largely cleared rocky hilltop with poor quality grass cover and an abundance of weeds.

This little known landmark was named after Charles Robert Scrivener (2 November 1855 - 26 September 1923), an Australian surveyor, and the person who surveyed numerous sites in New South Wales for the selection of a site for the Australian Capital Territory and Australia's capital city, Canberra.

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Next Gen Farmers grants close 5pm, 28 March 2011

Next Gen Farmers grants offer support to stage events that improve the leadership and representative capacity of young people entering or involved in primary industries, particularly in the context of the challenges and opportunities in these industries as a result of a changing climate.

Grants of up to $50,000 (GST exclusive) are available.

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Next Gen Farmers grants

Next Gen Farmers grants offer support to stage events that improve the leadership and representative capacity of young people entering or involved in primary industries, particularly in the context of the challenges and opportunities in these industries as a result of a changing climate.

Grants of up to $50,000 (GST exclusive) are available.

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