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Action Needed: Current Trail Advocacy Campaigns sticky icon

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This thread will attempt keep up to date on trail advocacy campaigns currently requiring action.

It's worth noting that behind there scenes there is pretty constant stream of lobbing by riders and their supporters. Many people do a lot of work on this, which inevitably leads to some government or local authority department putting out some plan or strategy or policy document for public comment.

This is where you come in: Without public support for such documents, all the work in the background to persuade authorities to get this far will have been for nothing!

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Trail Advocacy - write to members of NSW parliament departments sticky icon

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For anyone wanting to write to a member of NSW parliament, here are some details to target your letters.

Below are departmental Ministers and should deal with issues related to their portfolio. For details of ministers in the electorates we ride in see this thread.

You can find out who the current ministers are for these departments here. Currently (Oct 2008) these are:

Premier

The Hon. Kristina Keneally M.P.
Telephone: (02) 9228 5239
Fax: (02) 9228 3934
Email: premier@nsw.gov.au

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Ranger Danger! sticky icon

This is the rather tongue in cheek section dedicated to news and events we hear from local rangers. We were going to call this section, "News from the Rangers", but when the suggestion, "Ranger Danger!" was floated as a lighter hearted description the particular rangers there at the time grinned in agreement - so here it is.

If you are a council, park or forests ranger then feel free to contact us to have your news posted on this page.

We're hoping that this will become an informal way for authorities to liaise with the mountain biking community. Hopefully this will make their job of maintaining the varied lands we ride on that much easier. Easier life for rangers equals happy rangers, equals rangers more willing to help riders, hopefully equals better trail access and maintenance.

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Trail Advocacy - write to members of Federal Parliament sticky icon

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For anyone that wants to write to a Federal Parliamentarian, please target your letters to:

Northern Suburbs Ministers

Member for Mackellar
Ms Bronwyn Bishop (Liberal)

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Trail Advocacy - write to members of NSW parliament sticky icon

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For anyone wanting to write to a member of NSW parliament, here are some details to target your letters.

Below are Ministers in the electorates we ride in and should deal with issues related to their area. For details of departmental ministers see this thread.

There is a crude search here to find ministers.

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Stromlo Forest Park update for 26 Mar

Status: 
Green/Open

Hero dirt yesterday

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Calling GIS Professionals

Trail advocacy help! Calling GIS professionals

Hey all, at TrailCare we are looking to build a detailed map of trails in Northern Sydney.

Hoping to find someone who can help:
-with raster to vector conversion of tile images to CAD lines. We can provide a converter.
-scaling and coordinate conversion of vectors into GDA/MGA zone 56
-assembling the tiles in ArcView GIS or similar to output to standard files such as *.shp.
-export of GIS layer to Google Earth

Thank you to Dave, Tristan and Sam for bouncing ideas with me so far.

Regards
TrailCare

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Red Hill update for 25 Mar

Area: 
Red Hill
Status: 
Red/Closed

Absolutely soggy with a few trees down. I should've know better than to take the bike and not the surfboard.

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Fantasy Enduro - Online Fantasy game for Enduro World Series

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Hi Guys

I recently launched Fantasy Enduro www.fantasyenduro.com an online fantasy game following the Enduro World Series. If you follow the EWS then I reckon you'll probably enjoy playing Fantasy Enduro.

Its, free and easy to play. Theres no salary caps, reserves benches or trading windows - I've dumped all the "football fantasy" stuff and kept it more related to MTBing.

Round 1 is this week and the first lockout is Saturday Evening.

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Pine Island Reserve (Murrumbidgee River) update for 20 Mar

Status: 
Green/Open

Lovely along the Murrumbidgee this morning.

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