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Celebrate! 30 years of Landcare

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Landcare in Victoria. As part of the festivities, the East Gippsland Landcare Network Inc., Far East Victorian Landcare Inc., the Snowy River Interstate Landcare Committee and Landcare Victoria joined forces to celebrate and share their stories.

Members from across East and Far East Gippsland regions gathered in Lakes Entrance recently to mark the occasion with a celebration dinner and awards night.

The dinner was also the culmination of the Short Video Competition, hosted jointly by the East Gippsland Landcare Network, Far East Victoria Landcare Inc. and the Snowy Interstate Landcare Committee. Winners were awarded in each of the six topic categories and the schools’ winners will receive their awards at special assemblies.

  

The Landcare Legends category was won by Cath Woods from the Raymond Island Landcare Group, with Philippa Ellerton receiving a highly commended award. Group Gossip category was won by Louise Avery from Nungurner Landcare Group, with Philippa Ellerton (highly commended). Other category winners were Farming Flair: Jo Trevaskis from Wairewa Landcare (winner), Allen Sheridan from Bengworden Landcare (highly commended); Innovation: Dawn Parker from Far East Victoria Landcare and Snowy West Landcare Group (winner), Snowy West Landcare Group (highly commended); Primary Schools: Lindenow Primary School (winner), Lindenow Primary School (highly commended); and Secondary Schools: Nagle College (winner), Bairnsdale Secondary College (highly commended).

Links to the available video clips are on our YouTube channel.

Link to the Media Article.

For those who would like a FREE copy of the DVD produced for the event, looking back over 30 years of Landcare in the region, and looking ahead to what Landcare members see for its future, please contact Carolyn Cameron on ccameron@egcma.com.au

 

Winner Landcare Legends category, Raymond Island Landcare Group (Cath Woods)

Highly Commended, Landcare Legends, Three women share their Landcare stories with Philippa Ellerton.

Winner, Innovation, Caroline Doolan tells Dawn Parker about what she's learned through Landcare and a new mindset for managing her small acreage property.

Highly commended, Innovation, Snowy West Landcare share their experience of partnership with students on a project for the East Gippsland Rail Trail

Winner, Farming Flair, Jo Trevaskis tells the generational story of her family property and the gradual return to more sustainable farming practices

 

Highly commended, Farming Flair, The story of the remarkable transformation of the Sheridans' property, taking them from purchase in 2003 to 2016, with an impressive list of rehabilitation projects along the way (Allen Sheridan)

 

Winner, Group Gossip, The Nungurner Landcare Group (Louise Avery) showcase their wide range of activities, covering everything from working bees, weeding and planting to canoe trips, inspections by kayak and running community events - and, of course, sharing Landcare knowledge and values.

 

Highly commended, Group Gossip. Ann Robson from Bairnsdale Urban Landcare Group tells Philippa Ellerton about the National Tree Day planting, an initiative that pairs BULG with the Bairnsdale Scout Group - with numbers involved growing every year.

Winner, Secondary school, Nagle College. Science teacher and Eco-Warrior Program Coordinator Andrea Savage interviews students about how their program works and the Landcare projects that have allowed them to undertake long-term restoration of native vegetation.

 

Highly commended, Bairnsdale Secondary.

 

Winner, Primary School. Lindenow Primary.

 

Highly commended, Primary School. Lindenow Primary.

 

Landcare Legends: Joan Kirner. A short documentary by Penny Gray of Far East Victoria Landcare Inc., tracing the beginnings of this inclusive and hugely successful grassroots movement back to 1986 and the alliance between the late Joan Kirner and then VFF president Heather Mitchell. She explains Joan's 10 key principles for Landcare, a legacy that has made it into an ongoing success story across communities everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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