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AGM Sun 8th November
You are invited to Greater Sydney Landcare Network's Annual General Meeting for 2020...

This year we will have special guest speaker Dr Kellie Leigh, from Science for Wildlife. She did an amazing job rescuing Koalas from the recent horrific fires in the Blue Mountains, providing them refuge in Taronga Zoo and then releasing them when it was safe to do so. Now Kellie is monitoring them with volunteers to track their behaviour back in the wild.

In addition to this, we will have updates on our Creating Canopies project, Streamwatch, young adult engagement, sustainable agriculture workshops and Landcare SOS. 

With Covid you will have the option of attending the AGM in person or joining by Zoom (link to follow with registrations). The venue will be at Sydney Olympic Park however, with a yummy brunch - and, guided walk after the official meeting.

We hope to see you there, in person or online.

When - Sunday 8th November, 2020
Time - 9am registration for 9:30 start (finish by 1pm)
Venue - Education Centre located in Bicentenniel Park, Sydney Olympic Park, off Homebush Bay Drive
Welcome tea/ coffee in addition to brunch will be provided.
RSVP - Registration is required, here. Zoom link to follow.

 
Proposed AGENDA


9am - registration/ tea and coffee

9:30
  • welcome to country
  • housekeeping
  • overview of the morning
9:40
Dr Kellie Leigh, Science for Wildlife (Koala presentation)
10am Questions for Dr Leigh

10:10
Cattai Hills Environment Network (Platypus in the Hills)
10:25 Questions for CHEN

10:30
Community Environment Network (Land for Widlife, Waterwatch and other Landcare initiatives in the Central Coast)
10:40 CEN questions

10:45
Streamwatch update
10:55 Streamwatch questions

11am - BRUNCH

11:20
Creating Canopies Project
11:30 Canopies questions

11:35
  • Local Landcare Coordinator report 1 - young adult engagement
  • Local Landcare Coordinator report 2 - Landcare SOS
  • Regional Landcare Coordinator report
  • Sustainable agriculture workshops update 
11:55
Questions time

12:00
AGM formalities

12:20
Questions
Wrap up

12:30 
Guided walk

13:00 - conclude event

 
CONSTITUTION CHANGES

The Greater Sydney Landcare Network has a few changes to its Constitution which can be viewed below. As part of good Governance we need to notify you, the members of these changes with atleast one month's notice prior to the AGM, in order to get the changes passed at the AGM.

Please consider taking the time to look over the Constitution and proposed changes, make comment to them prior to the AGM and/ or approve their changes at the AGM.

Any comments can be sent to either:
chair@greatersydneylandcare.org
or
xuela.sledge@greatersydneylandcare.org

Please find a marked up version of the GSLN constitution, with proposed changes here.

The most recent version (before proposed changes) of the GSLN Constitution can be found here.

 
We are looking for Committee members!

The Greater Sydney Landcare Network Committee meets monthly (in person or via zoom) to discuss projects, issues, ideas and Landcare across Greater Sydney in general. The Network is growing in staff, projects and budgets. We need more of you to sit in and help navigate our operations across the Region, especially if you are attached to a landcare or bushcare group. But individuals, students, landholders, researchers, professionals and anyone with an interest are also invited to join the committee. This makes for better governance, and a more informed community group.

Please consider joining or nominating someone else to join, with the form link below. The forms will be collected at the AGM and nominations accepted then. There are executive roles and various sub committees that need more people! 

Bring your interest, knowledge and skills to GSLN and join our Committee...

Any questions can be sent to either:
chair@greatersydneylandcare.org
or
xuela.sledge@greatersydneylandcare.org

Please find a committee nomination form here.

 
 

Greater Sydney Landcare Network - AGM - Member Activities Survey 2020

 

GSLN has received funding for tree planting for the next 2.5 years under the Creating Canopies Project. We would like to know how widespread and how effective tree planting has been since 2018. The following short survey will help GSLN better target our support for your tree planting activities.

Any questions can be sent to either:
trees@greatersydneylandcare.org
or
elisha.duxbury@greatersydneylandcare.org

Please find a link to this important survey here.

The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan - how to have your say...

 

A reminder to you all that submissions are due on Friday October 9th. All the information you need to help write a submission and who to send it to can be see on our home page at www.greatersydneylandcare.org

This includes recommendations on how to make your say count!




 


Other resources: The 99th Koala - Rescue and resilience on Kangaroo Island...

In last summer’s devastating fires, Kangaroo Island lost half of its koala population, with many more left injured and starving. This is the inspiring and sometimes confronting story of someone who went to help and ended up a koala dad.
 
source: https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/The-99th-Koala/Kailas-Wild/9781760858094

When Kailas Wild – arborist by trade and conservationist at heart – heard that there were injured koalas on Kangaroo Island who could only be reached by a tree climber, he drove 1500 kms to volunteer.
 
Seven weeks later, he had crowd-funded sixty-five thousand dollars, participated in the rescue of over 100 koalas and had formed a special bond with a baby koala – Joey Kai. His social media postings gained tens of thousands of views and press attention around Australia and overseas, including the BBC, The Times (London), The New York Times and The Daily Mail




 

The 99th Koala shares that experience, in words and pictures, and introduces us to some of the koalas of Kangaroo Island. Sometimes tragic, sometimes hopeful, Kai’s story above all commemorates our unique wildlife, and demonstrates the power of one person trying to make a difference.
 
‘At a time when many people have felt helpless to act against the immensity of the fires or the threat of climate change, Kai's daily descriptions and videos of saving helpless animals have been a welcome dose of personal courage and deep humanity.’ ABC


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