Paddle the Clybucca Wetlands

Save Our Macleay River Inc. invite you to Paddle the Clybucca Wetlands on Saturday 27th May 2018, sponsored by North Coast Local Land Services.

Registration commences at 9:30 am at the Clybucca floodgates – see map below.
There is no registration fee and lunch will be provided.  Bring Your Own Craft and Personal Flotation Device.

This event will showcase the environmental issues associated with the drainage of the Collombatti – Clybucca Wetlands.  Guest speakers will include Max Osborne, from Local Land Services and Russell Yerbury, a former beef producer from Clybucca.

The field day will begin at the Clybucca floodgates, participants will explore the Clybucca Creek waterway to get an appreciation of the scale of the issues.  The community will learn about what North Coast Local Land Services are doing about trying to improve the fish habitat.

North Coast Local Land Services are leading the development of a remediation strategy to address the causes of poor water quality emanating from Clybucca backswamp (which includes Mayes and Doughboy Swamps) into the Clybucca Creek section of the Macleay Estuary.
Funding for this project is provided from the DPI Fisheries “Flagship Fish Habitat Rehabilitation Grant” program. The University of New South Wales – Water Research Laboratory has been contracted to prepare the remediation strategy.

This event will not replace the annual “Paddle on the Macleay” which will be organised by SOMR in September.

Boogie for the Macleay

JAN PRESTON, the knockout boogie pianist with a rich resonant voice, is returning to Kempsey for one concert only at the ODDFELLOWS HALL on SUNDAY MAY 6th @ 2pm.

Jan has captured audiences around the world with her originality, her energy, and her sparkling charm and gentle wit.

From a background in classical music with a long-term interest in composition and song writing, Jan Preston has created her own style, not only through her piano playing but also her singing and songwriting, which now sees her shine as a truly Antipodean original.

Winner of 5 music awards, Jan has sold out concerts throughout Australia, NZ, Europe and the UK, composes music for film and TV, and performs side by side with the greatest contemporary boogie piano players in the world today.

After breaking both her wrists in 2016, Jan is back touring with the launch of her new CD, appropriately called ‘Play It Again Jan’.

“An inspirational and gifted pianist, performer and entertainer,…..her playing is as flawless as it is loose and joyful,” Rhythms Magazine.

This is a benefit concert for Save Our Macleay River (SOMR). It will be in the popular Hot Club style with tables for your BYO refreshments.

Bring your friends and join us at the concert