Urabba Street Landcare ( or Us Landcare for short) is a proposed Landcare group promoting community development and biodiversity in Rankins Springs and surrounding areas in the Carrathool Shire. Us Landcare will have a base at George Park, the part of Urabba Street Reserve facing Urabba Street in Rankins Springs.
The proposed activities of Us Landcare will include:
- tree planting and beautification works at Urabba Street Reserve
- Landcare projects done by our members in surrounding areas
- pop-up nursery and ‘training plots’ at George Park, Urabba Street Reserve
As an entity of Urabba Parks, Us Landcare will be part of a charity of which is already incorporated and registered, and affiliated with Landcare NSW. Currently, Urabba Parks is seeking members of whom will form the nucleus of the new group. Applications are sought from individuals, businesses and organisations based in or able to commute to Rankins Springs, or whom are able to contribute remotely or even financially.
So why should we come together?
Currently, Urabba Parks is the only Landcare affiliate in Rankins Springs. A search of the National Landcare Directory in both Rankins Springs and Goolgowi has local schools listed as ‘Junior Landcare’.
Bringing together Landcare in the region will provide a platform as to secure recognition and resources both from locally and further afield. Activities in the region, whether it be combating soil erosion, planting trees or installing bird boxes, can be shared over social media in an engaging and informative way, helping keep the bush visible to the big smoke.
With George Park at Urabba Street Reserve as the base for Us Landcare, it is a great opportunity to showcase Landcare in the Carrathool Shire and bring visitors to the town. And with grant-makers increasingly wanting to see tangible outcomes in the community, revitalising Landcare in the region will help keep our current and future generations engaged and employable, and serve as a best-practice model for Landcare in the wider community.
I intend to finalise membership by March 2018, so please if you want to join the group, contact me.
Cheers and I look forward to hearing from you soon,
Founder, Urabba Parks
Please note this article is not intended to promote the purchase of financial products (including securities) in Urabba Parks or any other entity.