An Introduction – New LPLN Lancare facilitator & GOANNA Project worker

Dear members and friends,

I write to introduce myself; my name is Danny Pettingill, and as of last week I have taken on the LPLN Landcare Facilitator and GOANNA Project roles from James Nelsson. I would like to thank James for his service and dedication in the role and wish him all the best with his new position as he moves on to new and exciting challenges. His passion for the role and the work of the LPLN Landcare and Friends groups is clearly evident.

As for me, I come from a background in engineering, theatre design and education and have since retrained in natural resource management and environment. As a proud ‘generalist’ in the environmental field, my interests are broad and my curiosity draws me to many things. I do however have specific interests in native and indigenous pollinators such as bees, wasps, bats and avian species (I’m a beekeeper in my spare time), natural regenerative farming techniques and indigenous fire management practices, I’m also an avid ‘birdo’.

Outside of the environment industry, I’m a footy tragic, love my Bowls on a Saturday and wild about things on two wheels.

James and I have spent some time going through a handover (some of which I am still getting my head around!) and I wanted to take this opportunity to touch base with you all as the LPLN moves forward.

It appears there is much to get up to speed with and many people to meet across a wide range of collaborative projects. If there are things of an urgent nature to start talking through please don’t hesitate to get in touch (all details are the same and provided below) so we can ensure everyone is on the same page with the same expectations.

Though the next few weeks will be a little intense getting my head into all the groups and projects that the network is involved in, I’m really happy to discuss network projects with you all in order to move forward – the best way for me to get a handle on things!

I am incredibly excited about taking on this role and I look forward to working with you all on existing and future projects.

Stay tuned for more updates here and on the Loddon Plains Landcare Network Facebook page which you can access with the following link – and don’t forget to hit ‘like’ if you have not already done so!

Looking forward to meeting you all,

Danny Pettingill

LPLN Landcare Facilitator and GOANNA Project

0490 412 430