After nearly three years in the role, it is with a mixture of excitement and sadness that I have tendered my resignation to the LPLN Committee of Management, with my last day being the 1st of February 2019.
I would like to extend my personal thanks to the Committee of Management, especially Michael Moore (Secretary, with whom I have worked very closely), Andy Hay (president for most of my time), Jean McClymont (the previous and long term Treasurer) and Kate Lee (Treasurer) for their active support in my tenure, and to the rest of the Committee of Management for their ongoing vision, commitment and encouragement.
I have really enjoyed this role and appreciated the opportunity that the Loddon Plains Landcare Network has provided me. I have been made to feel very welcome by the various Landcare groups across our Network, and in the process, I made some wonderful friendships. I also believe that I have made a valuable contribution to this role and our local environment.
I wish you all in this vibrant Landcare community well in the future, and I hope that our politicians realise what an important role that you, the volunteers, carry out, including the dedication and passion in which you undertake it, with no financial recompense and often little or no recognition.
I hope that our Governments will more greatly appreciate the importance of the environment and agriculture, and how intertwined they are, especially as the impacts of Climate Change are more strongly felt. I hope that our Governments will increase the resources to Landcare and fund us more appropriately, based on the great challenges that now face us all.
Thank you all for welcoming me into this role, for supporting the Landcare activities we have been involved in, and especially for the great work that you have done.