Local landcare group, Watershed Landcare, continues to be strong and active with this year's activities focusing on working with it's members and the community to improve knowledge and awareness, and to increase the uptake of sustainable land management practices.
Watershed Landcare AGM was held November 24. The meeting was well attended and gave members an overview of Watershed's activities over the past year.
“2017 has been a really busy year again” said Claudia Wythes, Watershed Landcare Coordinator.
“We have hosted a range of events including grazing tours, soil health workshops, spider monitoring, and beekeeping.”
“We have partnered with a number of organisations including Central Tablelands LLS, Mid-Western Regional Council, the Australian Rural Education Centre, University of Sydney and the Rare and Heritage Fruit Tree Network to deliver events in our region.” she continued.
The election of office bearers for 2018 was overseen by returning officer, Bruce Christie.
Viviene Howard accepted the nomination for the position of Chairperson. Sonia Christie, Christine McRae and Hunter White retain positions as Vice-chair, Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.
The number of nomination received indicate that members are keen to be involved and 2018 will see the committee grow by one. Christine Corner and Graeme Anderson return to the executive and will be joined by new comers Rosemary Hadaway and Jane Young.
“We are able to do so much, thanks to the fabulous commitment and dedication of our volunteer management committee.” said Ms Wythes.
“We have some exciting things planned for 2018.” she continued.
We're actively seeking funding from various sources to continue to deliver training, workshops, field days and sustainability of our region.
The new Executive Committee will hold it's first meeting in February 2018. All Watershed Landcare members are welcome to attend.