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.
Can we get it right? Two reports made public on 8th October 2018 have the potential to change our region, our country and our world. How we respond to them will decide the nature of that future. The first was presented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “One […]
Thanks for the drink mate! Did you know that ‘water for the environment’ delivery commenced late July from Burrendong Dam and is flowing down the Macquarie River and into the Macquarie Marshes? The environmental benefits are becoming visible with waterbirds arriving, frogs calling and wetland plants starting to grow. The […]
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The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.