These flooding events are likely to be devastating to our local wildlife, particularly aquatic and ground-based species. As the waters begin to recede, we have our best chance at finding surviving wildlife, please see below ways in which you can assist with this effort. - As the water recedes, go out and check your paddocks for surviving species. If these appear sick, injured or out of area, please contact FAWNA NSW INC on 02 6581 4141. - Our own Manning River Helmeted Turtle
We have heard the cries from our communities on how we can begin to respond to this latest crisis for our region. As we begin the cleanup, please always consider the safety of yourself, family and pets as a priority, and refer to the advice of MidCoast Council and Mid North Coast NSW SES before responding. Council has begun the prioritisation process of the necessary cleanup, and will begin with contractors to clear and stabilise the beaches in the coming week. We ask that yo
Next in our Property Resilience and Recovery Workshop series, we are joined by Kirsty Channon from Mid Coast Rural Fire Service to talk about property preparedness and maintenance throughout the seasons. As always, more information can be found in the PRRP resources section of our website. This event and filming were brought to you by Adapt NSW and their 2020 Increasing Community Resilience Grants. If you have taken something from this video, please be sure to click on the li
Next week we will post the final presentations in our series of Post fire property resilience and recover videos. In the mean time, if you have taken something from this series so far, please be sure to click on the link below to fill in our feed back survey. This information is invaluable to us in continuing to access funding which enables us to provide these free resources to the community. https://www.midcoast2tops.org.au/workshop-video-response-survey
Now that we have discussed property planning, it is time to think about that in a whole new way, when we consider planning our property with Landscape Hydration in mind. Andrew Yeo is a local landholder and wealth of knowledge on the subject, and he joined us this day to talk us through how he utilises the concept on his own property. As always, more information can be found in the PRRP resources section of our website. This event and filming were brought to you by Adapt NSW
Next up in our Property Resilience and Recovery sessions, we covered the vital topic of Property Planning, and what we may need to be thinking about in light of what John de Bruyn taught us earlier this week! Albert Mullen from Hunter Local Land Services gave an excellent presentation, and as always more resources can be found on our website to assist. If you are looking to develop a property plan, this is a great place to start. Get in touch, and we can assist in getting som
Next in our series, Louise Duff from MidCoast Council took participants through what the bushfires had meant for our catchment's water quality, and how Council is managing this on the catchment scale. For information on how to manage water quality on your own property, resources can be found within our "PRRP Resources" section of our website. Above all else, as is the key with so many elements of land management, is retaining and reinstating vegetation cover!
Next in our Property Resilience and Recovery series, Anthony Marchment, from MidCoast Council takes us through the succession process of weed invasion post-fire, and how we can best start to get on top of these. Weed management is a complex science, requiring time, patience, identification skills and hard work. Because of this, it can seem overwhelming to many, but by far the best way to start is simply, to begin. Start small, pull what you know, leave what you don't, and onl
Next up in our Property Resilience and Recovery Action Planning series, Tim Elder gives his advice about an issue affecting many landholders following bushfire, erosion. Erosion management techniques, both immediate and long term, are presented.
The first video of our Property Resilience and Recovery Workshop series comes to us from John de Bruyn, from Adapt NSW, our funding body for this series of workshops. Here John presents the current climate predictions for the Mid Coast region of NSW. This information helps to set the scene of what the new conditions we should be planning for may include, and the impacts this may have on current land management. The options of which we will be exploring throughout the week.