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.
A team of MDEG members passionate to Save the Drip worked diligently from 7.30am to 4pm at Gulgong Show in hot, dry, dusty and noisy conditions. The results were worth the effort. Many more names were added to the petition; Flyers and Fact Sheets taken; Raffle tickets sold and lots of […]
On Sunday 4th February, a beautiful cool morning, over 45 intrepid travelers with Lock the Gate Bus Tour met with MDEG members at the Drip picnic area closely watched by four car loads of Police! After hearing from Julie Imrie and Setchell about the latest impacts and future concerns for […]
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 Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.