Newsletter September 2017 | www.BellarineLandcare.org.au
Bellarine Landcare Group Newsletter
The Bellarine Landcare Group (BLG) aims to preserve, protect and enhance the natural environment of the Bellarine Peninsula.
The BLG welcomes 3 busy women!
Kate Lockhart will be the new VP, Tracey Lee the Secretary, and Louise Beames will chair the Funding Sub-Committee.
Tracey grew up in Geelong but has only recently returned to the Bellarine after more than 20 years away.
The aim of her move is to spend more time with family who are in Wallington and Swan Bay. Tracey has had a varied and interesting career working in health as a midwife and primary health care adviser. She has been fortunate to have experience in Australia, Asia, UK and the Pacific. Her main interests have been in policy, skills development and health education. Tracey breeds Labradoodles and together with her partner,
The current focus is reinvigorating a 5 acre former pasture lot in Curlewis. She is looking forward to contributing to BLG in her new role as Secretary and acknowledges she has much to learn about the Bellarine and all that it has to offer.
Kate Lockhart is a country girl at heart, growing up on a family sheep and cereal farm on the edge of box ironbark country in north central Victoria. She has a lifelong interest in native vegetation conservation, revegetation and photography. Kate has a degree in Agricultural science and has worked in a range of natural resource management roles using her facilitation skills.
Between working and living overseas in Europea and Asia, Kate has worked in widely in NRM policy development, at a state level down to private consulting and native vegetation assessments.
As a decade long Landcare member and past nursery volunteer, Kate is delighted to be able to learn and contribute more formally to Bellarine Landcare Group as a new committee member and Vice President. She is also very much looking toward to connecting with all of our members and discovering our various talents, skills and interests to further promote and conserve our fabulous Bellarine landscape.
Rabbits on ABC Landline, Sunday 1 May
This weekend, ABC Landline will be featuring a story on wild rabbits in Australia, and the planned release of an additional strain of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV, also known as calicivirus) called K5 which is scheduled for release in autumn 2017. Hear all about the RHD-Boost project to control rabbits, and how you can get involved.
Thanks to Emma for her contribution to Bellarine Landcare Group as Facilitator over the past three years - she has been a power of energy, supporting the Group in its mission to revegetate the Bellarine and facilitating opportunities for education and knowledge sharing. Emma has left us for a position at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in their new Geelong office. Good luck Emma and hope to see you with your gloves on at a community planting day soon.
Victoria’s Biodiversity Plan: