Congratulations to Michael Moore, Secretary of the Loddon Plains Landcare Network’s Committee of Management, the President of the Wedderburn Conservation Management Network and a member of the Friends of Kooyoora National Park.
Michael was awarded the Wedderburn Community Service Award from the Loddon Shire at the Australia Day awards ceremony in Wedderburn. This is on top of being recognised by Parks Victoria and awarded an individual Kookaburra award just a few months ago.
To our knowledge, this is the first time a Community Service Award has been awarded by the Loddon Shire for conservation work, and is seen as a positive sign by the Landcare and conservation communities.
Michael has volunteered many, many hours, working for the Wedderburn CMN, Loddon Plains Landcare Network and the Friends of Kooyoora. He has been a key driver in protecting our local Mallee Fowl population, putting together projects to improve local habitat and building connectivity between key sections of our environment.
It was great to see so many members of the local community, celebrating Australia day together. The success of the day was guaranteed by the fantastic work from the Wedderburn Lions Club and the Loddon Shire, ensuring such a great day.
Well done, and thank you, Michael.