Orroral Valley Fire Impact Report

On 27 January 2020, the Orroral Valley fire swept through Namadgi burning about 80% of Namadgi National Park (82,700 hectares) and 22% of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (1,444 hectares) and 3350 hectares of rural lands. Following the fires the ACT Government, deployed a Rapid Risk Assessment Team (RRAT) to assess risk …

Namadgi Bushfire Recovery.

It’s been a devastating summer, and particularly sad to see Namadgi burning- a place where I’m sure many of us have spent a lot of our time connecting with and looking after. The Orroral Valley Fire has so far burnt over 84, 934 Ha and caused untold damage to our …

A fond farewell to Ian Crabb

 The Southern ACT Catchment Group bid a fond farewell to Ian Crabb last December. Ian was the teacher at the Lions Youth Haven ‘Ed Shed’ for 5 years. He had an amazing talent for reengaging students with learning through the program which focussed on farm animals and farm skills. Part …

ACT Landcare Awards 2019

The ACT landcare Awards took place on Sunday the 17th November 2019 at the beautiful Lambrigg Property on the Murrumbidgee River. Land Carers from across the ACT came together to celebrate the years achievements for the environment.  The awards celebrate the incredible efforts of individuals and groups, young and old, …

Steam Weeder Trial

SACTCG has established an innovative program to safely treat invading weeds in urban reserves and open space in the ACT. The Environmental Steam Weeding Program provides a solution to the risks and growing fears of chemical spraying impacts on the health of environmental volunteers, waterways and native environments, with the availability …