A series of Weeds Workshops has begun

On Saturday (26th of November), Southern ACT Catchment Group, with assistance from the ACT Government under the 2021-2022 ACT Environment Grant Program, conducted the first of 4 weeds workshops to assist Landcarers in our member groups identify and tackle weeds in their patch. Simon Lang, an expert in the field …

Naas Valley River Restoration

Southern ACT Catchment group, along with Rivers of Carbon, Landcare ACT’s Wellbeing Program and local landholders, have been working all through August and September with dam and river restoration plantings. These projects were supported by ACT NRM with funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. We would like to …

SOUTHERN ACT WATERWATCH: WINTER 2022

The view from Coordinator’s desk  A big focus for Waterwatch in winter is the annual Platypus Month surveys run during August. Numbers of sightings were down this year at all monitoring points. High flows (look at the rainfall graph for August!) around all catchments are a likely cause. Burrow bound …

2021-2022 AGM

Southern ACT Catchment Group held its 2021-2022 AGM on the 21st of September. The elected committee for 2022-2023 can be viewed here.

ACT Landcare Awards 2021

The ACT Landcare Awards were held on March 10th 2022, at Gold Creek Station, Hall. Outstanding contributions of individuals, schools, groups and organisations in caring for the land and water in the ACT region were recognised and celebrated. Landcare ACT received 37 nominations in 11 categories. The winners will go forward …

Wrapping up 2021

The end of the year is approaching and we want to thank every landcare volunteer for their hard work, resilience and continued love for looking after their local environment and building the landcare community here in Southern ACT over 2021. From all the staff at Southern ACT Catchment Group- wishing …

SACTCG Welcomes New ACT Government Funding

Exerpt from Canberra Weekly Article:  “Environmental volunteer groups will receive $3.5 million from the ACT Government over the next four years to help them maintain and improve Canberra’s iconic landscape, Environment Minister Rebecca Vassarotti revealed ahead of the 2021-22 Budget being handed down on 6 October. The Southern ACT and Ginninderra Catchment Groups and the Molonglo …

Wildlife Monitoring at Tuggeranong Hill and Cooleman Ridge

Creatures Captured on Camera Through the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program, we’ve purchased equipment for wildlife monitoring, and tested a woodland wildlife citizen science program with volunteers. We have successfully recorded some micro-bats with volunteers from Red Hill, and have also managed to get some wildlife monitoring cameras out on …