|SGLN NEWSLETTE NOVEMBER 1, 2023|
|FROM THE CHAIR|
|Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM and to our guest speaker, Anthony Amis from Friends of Strzelecki Koala (FoSKi). FoSKi’s beginnings stem from a project SGLN ran in 2016 which included mapping actual and potential koala corridors to guide future habitat creation.|
Anthony described the history of the Strzelecki koala, which is genetically diverse from other Victorian koala populations, and the threats it faces. In some good news, he said that the work our Landcare groups are doing to plant and protect native vegetation is definitely making a difference, so please keep it up!
In her talk about the South Gippsland Landcare Fund (Fund), Belinda Brennan provided more positive news for koalas. In 2023, the Fund distributed around $11,115 to protect, create or enhance koala habitat in three different areas within the Network.
You can read more about the work our Landcare Network has done over the past year in the 2022-23 Annual Report.
On a more mundane note, I am still your president! Unfortunately, John Currier resigned as both treasurer and board member. Thank you, John, for everything you did while on the Board. It was much appreciated.
See below for more details about your 2023-24 board.
Kind regards, Jillian Staton