Thursday, 11 January 2024 15:42

2023 AGM

Gunning District Landcare's Annual General Meeting took place on November 12, 2023, at the beautifully refurbished Dalton Hall. It was a lovely afternoon spent with members and representatives from local community groups to reflect on the past year.


The AGM featured a series of engaging presentations, offering snapshots of the diverse projects led by GDL. Vice-Chair Janet Heffernan informed the audience on threatened species, including her and GDL’s efforts to protect the Southern Pygmy Perch. She finished the presentation with shocking statistics about threats to our native wildlife - specifically that feral animals consume 481.7 million native birds per year and 1.3 million per day!


Coordinator Leah Samson detailed the recent Redfin Fishing Competition and updated attendees on the progress of the Showgrounds Bush Block project. Project Officer Kim Garsia highlighted the school holiday program and the various events and seminars held throughout the past year. Treasurer Susan Medway shared insights into the Paddock Tree Project, underlining the importance of replacing the ageing paddock trees scattered across our landscape. 


The election, skillfully managed by Upper Lachlan Shire Councillor John Searle, retained familiar faces with John Storey, Susan Medway, and Scott Keyworth continuing as Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, respectively. Janet Heffernan transitioned from Vice-Chair to committee member, joining Nerida Hart and Matthew Streat. We also welcomed our previous Coordinator, Sonya Duus, as our newest committee member. GDL was pleased to share our 2022-2023 Annual Report at the meeting, and it is available to download here.


Here's to another year of growth, collaboration, and positive impact in our community and environment!