Regional Landcare Facilitator Reflects and Thanks Partners

It has been a fantastic 12 months of work for the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council’s Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) Stanley Yokwe.

The program has partnered with more than 20 community groups and 8 local schools, implementing activities that have led to sustainable land management outcomes whilst aligning with Australian Government National Landcare Programme priorities.

The positive partnerships within our community groups and local schools have helped the program deliver 28 community capacity building activities (workshops, training, field days and bus tours), and engaged more than 1,000 individuals, including 300 students in Landcare works across the region.

This work gave rise to a series of school tree planting events which collectively resulted in 3,000 native and local provenance trees planted across the region.

Another highlight of the year was the completion of the project’s popular Green School Awards which attracted nominations from 6 local schools.

Two schools were named winners and took home a beautiful hand-made trophy, crafted using traditional Aboriginal methods by Badimia man Vaughan Lane and Wilinyu woman Donna Ronan.

Stanley Yokwe said the RLF work in the region was about connections, working with people to take positive actions and protecting our precious, natural assets.

“The achievements this year are the result of a joint effort and would not have been possible without the fantastic partnerships and support of our Community Landcare groups and local schools,” he said.

“I would sincerely like to thank all the community groups who have directly and indirectly contributed in the last 12 months. I would also like to acknowledge the positive contribution of the Project Reference Group which has worked so hard behind the scenes.”

Looking into the future:

Mr Yokwe said the future of NACC landcare work in the Northern Agricultural Region was looking very bright.

“We have already kicked off the year with a fantastic line-up of activities to be delivered alongside our truly amazing community groups, in the next 6 months,” he said.

“This week there will be 7 local schools involved in a series of tree planting events across the region, and in August and September there will be a number of events delivered and a series of community spring field days funded through the RLF project.”

“I’m really excited and can’t wait to continue working with all our partners and my NACC colleagues to deliver more landcare activities for our people in the next 11 months.”

For more information, please contact NACC’s Regional Landcare Facilitator Stanley Yokwe (E) (P) 08 9938 0105

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