Landcare groups from Clarence and nearby areas gathered at Rosny Barn on Thursday 11 July. as part of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Landcare Tasmania.
Forty people came along to hear about the 25+ year history of Landcare in Clarence. Speakers from local Landcare groups shared the history of their groups, the issues they have worked to address, their challenges and their future. The talks highlighted the important partnership that Landcare groups have forged with Clarence Council, which was reinforced by Mayor Doug Chipman – himself a long time Landcarer – who also spoke at the event.
Landcare Tasmania CEO, Rod Knight, said ‘Clarence has a history of Landcare, Coastcare and other groups that is older than Landcare Tasmania. Much of this longevity is due to the consistent support by Council over many years, combined with the dedication of numerous volunteers committed to looking after their local patch’.
The Rosny celebration was part of a community outreach program leading up to the 25th anniversary Tasmanian community Landcare conference in Hobart from 25-27 October.
The main conference day is Saturday 26 October, with about 300 people expected to attend the event at Blundstone Arena. Tickets are now on sale and available at https://www.landcaretas.org.au/conference2019
Landcare Tasmania formed in 1994. It was the first independent State-based Landcare organisation in Australia. It currently has 220 member groups, with 22 of those groups in Clarence.
The next event is in Landcare Tasmania’s 25th anniversary outreach program will be National Tree Day plantings in Hobart on Friday 26 July and at Kingston on Sunday 28 July.