Mudgee District Environment Group
The Mudgee District Environment Group (MDEG) is based in the Mid-Western Region local government area of NSW, within the central tablelands on the Great Dividing Range.
MDEG began meeting in 1989 to highlight global issues like climate change, deforestation and recycling under the theme ‘think globally, act locally’. Our activities have included membership of Council committees, taking part in biodiversity surveys, bush regeneration, tree planting, public meetings, information stalls and supporting national and state environmental campaigns. More recently we’ve focused on the environmental and social impacts of expanding coal mines and the need to protect areas like The Great Dripping Wall from subsidence from adjacent mines. MDEG’s current focus is on promoting renewable energy. Read more about MDEG.
We welcome new members to join in our current activities aiming specifically to make Mudgee more sustainable. Our members perform a wide range of activities so no matter what your experience is there will be some way you can contribute. If you are interested in joining please see our membership page.
The Mudgee District Environment Group performs a range of activities in the region. These activities are based on its aims an fall under the following special focus areas:
- Biodiversity - Ecology, threatened species survival, bush regeneration.
- Energy - Renewable energy and energy efficiency in households, business, industry and the community.
- Mining - Mining impacts, proposals and policies, best practice, contribution to global warming.
- Water - Water use and efficiency in households, business, industry and the community.
The Adams Lead reserve is a Box Gum Grassy Woodland located just outside Gulgong which is managed by Friends of Adams Lead.
NSW Inquiry into dodgy dam plans warmly welcomed! Healthy Rivers Dubbo welcomes the news that Cate Faehrmann, Chair of the newly established NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the impacts of, and rationale for, new dams in NSW, will be conducting a 6 day tour of the Southern NSW Murray Darling Basin. […]
Mudgee District Environment Group has much pleasure in joining with Dr Julia Imrie in presenting a copy of her doctoral thesis to Mid-Western Regional Council Library: “Changing land use in an uncertain climate; Impacts on surface water and groundwater in the Goulburn River, NSW” Electronic access: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/172041 A key aim […]
When you visit The Drip you may think that this stunning area, with its cliffs, unique flora and surrounding groundwater dependent ecosystem is fully and completely protected. But not so! A Goulburn River State Conservation Area (SCA) was created in March 2018. It covers an area of 9.7ha. However, this […]
The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.