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.
In response to our awareness campaign the Newcastle Herald has published an insightful article about the current issues facing The Drip. The full article is here http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5170777/the-2000-sale-of-the-century-and-the-fight-to-turn-back-the-clock/
The current dry state of the Goulburn River at the drip picnic area is a worry, when many of the side creeks downstream are still flowing. The cease of surface flow is due to a combination of factors most significantly the interception by coal mining of around 15-30 Million litres […]
MDEG has been busy meeting with people updating as to the real situation at “The Drip”. In 2014 the NSW State Government announced that “The Drip” would be protected as Goulburn River National Park. While “the Dripping Wall” has been included in the National Park the remainder of the river […]
The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.