February events, committee update, and a huge thanks…

Sunday 28th February Working Bee: “Willow Attack”

At the “willow attack” working bee on Sunday 28th February we will be undertaking a much needed trial removal of willows on the western end of the weir on Five Mile Creek. Another group of willing workers can cut and paint the numerous small willow clumps downstream of the weir towards the Five Mile Creek reserve. There is also some important whipper snipping to be done in the surrounding plantings so there are plenty of tasks for everyone.  All newcomers are always most welcome.

  • This happy crew thoroughly enjoyed January's twilight working bee - and got heaps achieved too! Thanks for coming everyone - hope to see you again in February. Photo: Sandy Scheltema.

    This happy crew thoroughly enjoyed January’s twilight working bee – and got heaps achieved too! Thanks for coming everyone – hope to see you again in February. Photo: Sandy Scheltema.

    When: Sunday, 28 February 2016.

  • Time: 9 am till midday with a short break for morning tea (which is provided).
  • Where: Ruby McKenzie Park in Tennyson St
  • Bring:  Your own gloves, sturdy footwear, sun protection etc.
  • More info: Contact David on 5427 4117.
  • RSVP: Krista on 5427 2140 or woodendlandcare@gmail.com

 

Please note this event will be cancelled if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban.

After the working bee, head down to the Sustainability Festival’s Community Picnic. From 12.30 pm, there will be a relaxing and entertaining picnic in the Woodend Children’s Park complete with live music and old-time games. More info at: http://slf.mrsgonline.org.au/

Saturday 27th February: Sustainability Festival

Woodend Landcare, alongside many of our neighbouring landcare groups and network, will be on display at the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Festival at the Woodend Community Garden and Hub site. The festival runs from 10 am till 4 pm on Saturday the 27th of February. Please come along to check out our local biolink plans and enjoy the interactive landcare kids area.

More info at: http://slf.mrsgonline.org.au/

Woodland Landcare Committee Update

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Past president, Peter Yates and Krista checking out our recent planting site.

As we all adjust to a new year and new commitments, there has been a small change of office bearers for Woodend Landcare. Both Kate Daniel and Jo Clancy decided to step down from their respective roles as President and Vice-President, but the good news is that they remain on the committee. Krista Patterson-Majoor has taken on the president role and Dave Bower will be Vice-President. Kate is now our Treasurer until the July AGM. We are always keen to have new people join our friendly committee, so please contact Krista on 5427 2140 or woodendlandcare@gmail.com if this is something that might interest you.

And a huge thanks…

On behalf of Woodend Landcare we’d like to share our huge thanks to both Kate and Jo for their fine leadership of the group.

Kate has been president for around two and a half years and has overseen over $35,000 worth of great projects undertaken along the Five Mile Creek and in the Woodend area in this time. Her delightful manner has been a pleasure to work with and our landcare group is going strong as a result.

Jo has been either president or vice-president of the group for as long as most of us can remember. She is a passionate advocate for our local environment and is a very dedicated member of the team. We thank Jo for all she has given to the group and look forward to many more of her ‘cooeee’ morning tea calls and biannual newsletter.

Thanks Kate and Jo!!!

March Working Bee Date Change

Last, but not least, we have discovered that our proposed March 27th working bee clashes with Easter so it was decided to change the date to April 3rd – please amend your calendars.

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