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. We acknowledge that we are on land that always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We recognise the Wiradjuri people as the Traditional Custodians, and take this opportunity to pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
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.
We need you!
MDEG needs your help to achieve its goals
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.
Mudgee District Environment Group (MDEG) and Rylstone District Environment Society (RDES) are inviting you to a free, community picnic on Saturday, October 21, to celebrate the great Australian outdoors. The picnic will be held at the peaceful Putta Bucca Wetlands, 10.30am-1.30pm. BYO everything. All welcome! “Taking time out to sit […]
Mudgee District Environment Group has slammed the Glencore Ulan Coal Mine assessment of water impacts from the sixth proposed extension of mining under the Great Dividing Range at Ulan, north of Mudgee. The group has written to the NSW Planning Minister, Paul Scully, outlining key issues that have not been […]
Mudgee District Environment Group is launching the Mudgee Coal Alert campaign today to notify the community and decision-makers about plans to continue expanding coal production in the Mudgee Region beyond the 2030s. The three large multinational corporations operating in the Mudgee area: Glencore, Yancoal and Peabody Energy all have expansion […]
The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.