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, dea orestation 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 Grassy Box Woodland located just outside Gulgong which is managed by a FoAL.
The 'Save The Drip' campaign was a major focus for MDEG to preserve the Drip and Corner Gorges for future generations.
Our team enjoyed the BBQ at the end of the last working B. It’s always pleasant to relax together over a meal under the beautiful trees at the reserve. Apart from the general chit chat inevitably we discuss plans for the future work of weed eradication. The Removal of Brier […]
MDEG participated in the Health Rivers Roadshow at Dubbo. Right now, a handful of rogue irrigators are siphoning off our lifeblood, breaking the rules and trying to get the rules rewritten just for them. The Murray Darling Basin Plan is designed to protect the health of the river as a […]
Improvements to the The Drip walking track and picnic area by the National Parks is progressing well – photo featured is of the new toilet block. There is also a new information display sign, large car parking area and stone steps along the track with a viewing platform at The […]
The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.