February 2016 RLF Update

Each month we will be posting an update on what the Riverina Regional Landcare Facilitators – Bindi Vanzella and Kimberley Beattie, have been doing.

Download the report here or read on to find out what your RLFs got up to in January 2016.


What have the RLFs been up to? February 2016

February saw Kimberley settling into her new role, and meeting with Landcarers, Riverina Local Land Services staff, and other key stakeholders involved in Landcare in the Riverina. She has been busy getting the Riverina Landcare blog online and populated, and keeping up with Murrumbidgee Landcare’s social media promotion and engagement. If you have photos or stories of Landcare activities in your local area to share, please contact Kimberley on rlf@mli.org.au or 0487 953 777.

At the end of February, Kimberley met with Mikla Lewis, Local Landcare Coordinator for Young and Grenfell, and learned about recent and upcoming Landcare projects and events in the Young/Grenfell region. You can read Mikla’s account of Young District Landcare’s Microbats in the Young Shire project here.

Bindi was likewise kept busy, meeting with Landcarers, and agricultural and Natural Resource Management industry representatives in Coolamon, Rankins Springs, Hay, Griffith, Wagga Wagga, and Leeton. A lot of Bindi’s time in February was spent assisting with the selection process for the four new Local Landcare Coordinators being hosted by Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc.

Bindi also spent time working with the newly formed Landcare Irrigation Collective to plan and execute a three-day visit to the Riverina by Gregory Andrews, Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner. Over the course of the visit, Bindi, Gregory, and the group packed in 11 engagements, meeting approximately 70 people doing work to help with the recovery of the nationally threatened birds living in the productive landscapes of the Riverina irrigation areas. You can read more about Gregory’s visit here.


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