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.
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 […]
An enthusiastic group of environmentalists gathered at the Nature Conservation Council annual conference at Lithgow the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June. Presenters informed the participants of the latest actions and concerns on a variety of topics including Mining Impacts in the Central West and Repowering NCC NSW […]
Early on Wednesday 12 April 2017 Bev Smiles, Bruce Hughes and Stephanie Luke stood up to protect the small community of Wollar from the expanding Wilpinjong Coal Mine. With the NSW Government removing their rights to appeal the mine expansion in Court, in protest, they blockaded the entrance to the […]
The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.