Landcare groups tour Gunnedah

A SATISFYING “cross-pollination of ideas” occurred between the Tamworth-based and Gunnedah-based Reg- ional Landcare groups on Sunday, organisers said.

About 16 people from Nundle and Tamworth took a bus to Gunnedah to tour some of the successful Landcare projects over there.

“They’ve done some great projects in Gunne- dah,” regional Landcare facilitator (Namoi East) Mark Kesby said.  

“When you have success it attracts more dollars: organisations have more confidence that you can actually do it.

“Chair of Tamworth Regional Landcare Paul Moxon was interested in the gross-pollutant traps and the riparian planting.” 

Tour highlights included Mullibah Lagoon, Mullibah constructed  wetland, Cushens and Porcupine Reserves, Pensioners Hill and the Namoi riverbank, as well as large-scale tree planting.

ADVOCATES: The bus tour group from Tamworth Regional Landcare included, from left, Barbara Kernick, Kerrie Fearby, Mark Kesby, Anita Allerton, Brett Coble, Peter Coble, Paul Moxon, Sue Moxon, Aileen Fergusson, Mark Sutherland, (un-named), Tom Flanders, Jenny Clancy and Julie Clancy. Photo: Stephanie Cameron

ADVOCATES: The bus tour group from Tamworth Regional Landcare included, from left, Barbara Kernick, Kerrie Fearby, Mark Kesby, Anita Allerton, Brett Coble, Peter Coble, Paul Moxon, Sue Moxon, Aileen Fergusson, Mark Sutherland, (un-named), Tom Flanders, Jenny Clancy and Julie Clancy. Photo: Stephanie Cameron

Mr Kesby said another trip was on the cards, if funding was available.

“We might take the Tamworth people up to Armidale or somewhere.”

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