Hotspots Workshops Update December 2021
Saturday, 11th December 2021
Workshops are being rolled out across the state, with the first workshop post-lockdown held in the Southern Rivers region in Kangaroo Valley. Workshop one was held with the Upper Kangaroo River community on Sunday the 5th of December. Over 20 community members came together to discuss fire preparedness and ecological conservation, learning more about the fire sensitive rainforests that are scattered throughout their valley. Workshop two will be held in autumn of 2022. A workshop series at Berry later in the year, will also strengthen the region’s fire preparedness.
These workshops support the Thin Green Line Project and Berry Bush Links as part of the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Great Eastern Ranges Partnership. In addition, a series of complementary events will be hosted to support the community in their recovery and fire preparedness including an urban-interface fire workshop hosted by the Nature Conservation Council’s Bushfire Program.
Further south, there are plans for a two-day workshop with the community at Bombay, where there is interest to participate from Bombay Landcare and the NSW Farmers Association.
In central NSW, we have been in discussions with landholders from the Upper Yango Landholders Association, who requested a two-day workshop planned for autumn of 2022.
Up on the Mid Coast, Hotspots is planning a workshop on the Bulga Plateau at Elands, following on from the information session held in May 2021, with the local brigade, Local Land Services and an Indigenous Ranger Team keen to get involved. Additionally, on the Mid Coast, the Hotspots Fire Project has been providing support and training to the Mid Coast 2 Tops Landcare Connection who are hosting 15 fire preparedness workshops across the NSW Mid Coast over the next two years.
Further north, a Hotspots information session with the Three Headlands Community Collective, in South Urunga is due to go ahead on the 18th December 2021.
Check out the Hotspots website for further details on these upcoming workshops