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Exciting opportunity ahead for Big Scrub Landcare
September 16, 2021September 16, 2021
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Exciting opportunity ahead for Big Scrub Landcare

The folk at Stone & Wood have gone from strength to strength since their story began in 2008.  Their homegrown business and not-for-profit inGrained Foundation have done extraordinary things for the Northern Rivers community, and they have been long-term supporters of Big Scrub Landcare.  Last week marked the start of a new chapter for the...

Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2021 tentatively announced for October
September 8, 2021September 8, 2021
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Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2021 tentatively announced for October

It’s approaching the time of year when we hold our annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day. Last year, due to covid, the event was staged online. This year – the event’s 23rd consecutive year – we’re planning to deliver a small, multi-site program face to face, between October 14 and 17. But once again covid has...

A mother-daughter legacy: The stewardship of Crystal Hill
September 1, 2021September 1, 2021
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A mother-daughter legacy: The stewardship of Crystal Hill

Original version of story published in Country and Coast Magazine. When they moved to Coolgardie, just south of Ballina, Stephanie and Julian Lymburner came in search of a treechange.  In their 40s, they left a busy picture framing business in Sydney looking to shift down a gear. Little did they know the hard work that...

Pretty but shy: How to spot an evasive fruit dove
August 6, 2021August 6, 2021
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Pretty but shy: How to spot an evasive fruit dove

A personal contribution from Big Scrub Landcare member Ken Dorey.  Yesterday I heard the two deep, reverberating calls of a Wompoo Fruit-Dove. When the penny dropped I listened for a third call, but it never came, not did I spot its owner.  Why was I so excited? BirdLife Australia describes the Wompoo as distinct for...

Camphor conversion project wraps with praise from NSW Environmental Trust
August 2, 2021August 2, 2021
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Camphor conversion project wraps with praise from NSW Environmental Trust

Big Scrub Landcare’s Enhancing remnants, linkages and corridors across the Big Scrub project has been wrapped up with praise for doubling or tripling a number of its expected outcomes. The three-year project, which was completed late last year, received its review from the NSW Environmental Trust, which commended the project for: Converting 22 hectares of...

Brookfarm’s transformation from desolate farm to towering rainforest
April 25, 2021May 4, 2021
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Brookfarm’s transformation from desolate farm to towering rainforest

Original version of story published in Byron Magazine.  In 1989, Pamela and Martin Brook purchased a run-down dairy farm in the Byron Bay hinterland to live their dream of moving to the country. Over the decades since, they tirelessly converted the desolate farm into a thriving orchard, hilltop distillery and towering rainforest – an achievement...