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Our Programs & Projects

   Our Key Priorities ...
  • Protect & Conserve
  • Unite & Strengthen
  • Educate & Inform

 We restore landscapes, enhance knowledge, and build community capabilities.

We organise around three core programs

Knowledge

We improve the understanding and awareness of our landscapes and community capabilitities

Capability

We identify, harness and facilitate best practice skills and knowledge to enhance the care and management of landscapes

Landscapes

We design, manage and facilitate programs to improve the health, resilience and productivity of natural and managed landscapes

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Our Programs

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Waterwatch - Molonglo Catchment

Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch engages the community in the environment through monitoring and caring for our catchments. We educate and raise awareness in schools and the community on issues concerning catchment health and we use data collected by volunteers to inform policy and on ground catchment management. 

Want to get involved in helping our waterways?

Once a month you can monitor a Waterwatch site. 

Once every 6 months you can help us survey for water bugs.

Once a year you can participate in the Frogwatch or Platypus Month surveys.

With assistance from the ACT Government

Community Environmental Education & Stewardship Program

Reports

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2021-22

2022-23

This program delivers two key components of community participation in caring for urban open space, local waterways and reserve lands and improving environmental literacy in their catchment areas.

 

Program outcomes:

  • Actively supported member & community groups undertaking local activities that improve the health and number of community stewarded sites.

  • Improved adoption of new behaviours and environmental literacy in the community and information dissemination to reduce pollution of local waterways.

  • Member groups and community groups working across Project development and management, Funding support, Coordination of on-ground and capacity building events and activities, Administration support and financial management, Communication services and IT support, Resource provision, consultation on ACT Government policies and strategies. 

  • Promotion of H2OK messaging and stormwater education within the community; On-ground event organisation; Promote Landcare and NRM to grow the resource and volunteer base; Targeted information dissemination; Network connections and skill-sharing; Developing partnerships with regional catchment and NRM organisations.

With assistance from the ACT Government

Programs

Our Projects

2018-2025

Woodland Birds on TSRs in the Bungendore Area

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Scarlett Robin Photo: Jed Pearson

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Dusky Woodswallow Drawing: Karen Williams

The Bungendore region has experienced a history of agricultural land use and is extensively cleared and modified. Box-Gum Woodland and Tablelands Snow Gum Woodland Threatened Ecological Communities (TECs) are considerably depleted in extent and integrity and threatened species that depend on these communities are reduced in population size. This seven year project has involved six Travelling Stock Reserves in the Bungendore area with a focus on four threatened woodland bird species - the Scarlett Robin, Flame Robin, Speckled Warbler and Dusky Woodswallow.

 

Molonglo Conservation Group (MCG) has liaised with South East Local Land Services to integrate information into TSR management plans and ensure long-term protection of TECs and threatened species. Landholders in the area were encouraged to commit to Land For Wildlife agreements and were invited to workshops to increase community awareness of threats to TECs and threatened species and encourage sustainable land management practices.

Maintenance and Monitoring

Throughout 2023-24 and 2024-25 MCG will continue to maintain and monitor the TSRs, and report new data about threatened species. For further news on future events and activities visit our website "News/Events" page found here.

Project Resources

The project has also funded the publication of several educational resources for use by the adults and children:

  • Landholder's handbook

  • Colouring book and teaching package - "Wondrous Box-Gum Grassy Woodlands: A colouring exploration of a diverse ecosystem." 

  • NSW teaching package specially tailored for Woodland Birds [to accompany "Luna the Stay-At-Home Cat", a three part series that follows the adventures of Luna and her owners as they learn to navigate cat containment and live in a wildlife friendly way (funded by NSW Government's Save Our Species program)].

These resources can be downloaded from our website "Resources" page found here.

The program is being funded by the NSW Government through a partnership between the Saving our Species program and the Environmental Trust.

Project Updates

2022 

2023 

 Project

Case Study

Data Analysis

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Aprasia

The Bungendore region has experienced a history of agricultural land use and is extensively cleared and modified. Box-Gum Woodland and Tablelands Snow Gum Woodland Threatened Ecological Communities (TECs) are considerably depleted in extent and integrity and threatened species that depend on these communities are reduced in population size. This project has involved six Travelling Stock Reserves in the Bungendore area between 2017-18 and 2022-23 with a focus on four threatened woodland bird species - the Scarlett Robin, Flame Robin, Speckled Warbler and Dusky Woodswallow.

 

Molonglo Conservation Group (MCG) has liaised with South East Local Land Services to integrate information into TSR management plans and ensure long-term protection of TECs and threatened species. Landholders in the area were encouraged to commit to Land For Wildlife agreements and were invited to workshops to increase community awareness of threats to TECs and threatened species and encourage sustainable land management practices.

 

Throughout 2023-24 and 2024-25 MCG will continue to maintain and monitor the TSRs, and report new data about threatened species. For further project updates and news on future events visit our website News page here.

MCG has also published several educational resources: 

This project has been supported by the New South Wales Government’s Saving our 
Species program through its Department of Development, Industry Planning and Environment.’

Report Cards

Projects
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