Planning our Future;
- A Strategic Planning session for KPCEG takes place on Sunday at 10; a.m. at Flowerdale Community House. This opportunity will be facilitated by Ian McKaskill, (Vice President of the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network), assisted by Judy Watts (UGLN Landcare Facilitator) and made possible with the support of a grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
- All members and partners are welcome and contributions encouraged. It will be useful to reflect on “why are you in the group?” and “what is it that you want to achieve”?
King Parrot Creek Environment Group Inc., held its first AGM on 24th of May at the Flowerdale Men’s Shed. Lunch was followed by a presentation on ‘Permaculture’ by Derek Hall, with the usual formalities of an election at the end of the gathering. The Committee of Management for the current term are; Derek Hall (President), Claude Baxter (Treasurer), Steve Joblin (Secretary), Rick Wheeler (Vice President) and Carol Stadelmann and Paul Michael as committee members.
On the 16th of June, a school group of 73 grade 5/6 students from St. Francis de Sales at Oak Park, visited Flowerdale. These children were given an insight into natural disaster recovery with the assistance of the Flowerdale CFA, Community House and King Parrot Creek Environment Group. Our Landcare facilitator Chris Cobern gave the children an appreciation of the recovery of our local animals after fire and helped supervise the planting of seedlings in the Recreation Reserve.
On the 27th of June our local Catchment (Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority) held its Natural Resource Management Awards night at Swanpool Cinema. Our neighbouring Landcare Group was awarded for the work it has done over the years including the Strath Creek Biodiversity Project which has been the focus of Steve Joblin (secretary of KPCEG) as Project Officer for the last 2 years. Steve and partner Heather have been active members of the Strath Creek Landcare Group for 17 years out of the @22 years that Strath Creek Landcare Group has been operating. The King Parrot Creek Environment Group at only 19 months of age hopes to contribute to the community and the environment of Flowerdale in the way the neighbouring groups have to their respective communities, as it continues to develop. Congratulations to Strath Creek Landcare Group and particularly Terry and Janet Hubbard, who encouraged many of us to begin the journey with Landcare.