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Bush-walk and bird survey for Bird Week

Local events during Bird Week include a bushwalk and Backyard Bird Survey.

The bush walk will also be held on Sunday, October 23 at Conimbla National Park starting at 10am. For more information, call the Cowra NRM Committee on 6340 2045.

You can also help Cowra Council understand our local birds better by doing a backyard bird survey up to Sunday, October 23.

To get involved, all you need is 20 minutes, your favourite outdoor space and some keen eyesight.

Simply record the birds you see on the Aussie Bird Council app or through the Submit a Count tab on the link below.

You will contribute to a vital pool of information from across the nation that will help Birdlife Australia see how Australian birds are faring.

You can complete as many counts as you like over the week or get your friends and family together, head into the great outdoors and start counting. Go to: www.aussiebirdcount.org.au/ to get involved.

NBN guide for Central West

A new Telecommunications Infrastructure Support Guide explaining the NBN rollout and Mobile Black Spot Program was recently launched.

The Support Guide has been specifically designed to assist businesses and community groups to better understand how they might be affected by telecommunications infrastructure roll-outs planned for the region and, importantly, how they might contribute to the development of telecommunications infrastructure.

The Guide also encourages business and community groups that can contribute information to Mobile Network Operators to help rectify mobile black spots.

For a copy of the Guide, go to: www.rdacentralwest.org.au/initiatives/telecommunications/

Adopt a Pound Pet

Cowra Council's "Adopt a Pound Pet" Program is back on, now's your chance to offer a loving home to dogs and cats currently placed at the Cowra Pound.

"The program aims to reduce the euthanasia of cats and dogs that are brought to the Pound with no identification; Pound animals that are adopted are micro-chipped by Council to reduce the cost of registration by the new owner," Director — Environmental Services, Kate Alberry said.