Andrea Clifford
Landcare Facilitator, Groups & Membership
Mon, Tue & Thursdays

Employed by SGLN in late 2019, Andrea has stepped up to fill the role of Landcare Facilitator Groups and Memberships whilst managing the remainder of the Enhancing Biodiversity at the Bunurong Coastal Landscape project (year 3) and One Tree At A Time Project….Andrea has worked extensively in natural resource management in other regions and gained valuable Landcare experience while on the Board.

“I have lived in South Gippsland for eight years having moved down from Mildura where I was employed as the Executive Officer and Regional Education Officer for the Regional Waste Management Group. Prior to Mildura I worked for Frankston City Council as the Senior Park Ranger. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science-Natural Resources Management, and a Diploma of Business-Frontline Management. Over the years I have gained hands on experience (both compensated and voluntary) in the environmental educational field. My skills cover the best practice waste management, development, planning implementation and management.

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Donna Sullivan

With a passion for detail and balancing numbers, Donna brings to the team 14 years of finance experience.
Donna moved to South Gippsland in 2018 with her husband & 2 boys. Together they love exploring the amazing area they live in. Donna is passionate about sustainable living and caring for the environment.

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Susan Koci
Project Officer

Susan works with the South Gippsland Landcare Network as a Project Officer. Currently she provides project support to Enhancing Biodiversity at the Bunurong Coastal Landscape fox project.

In 2017, Susan moved to South Gippsland after obtaining her Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology). Much of Susan’s environment-related experience has been gained through volunteer roles with organisations including the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, Friends of Baths Road Reserve and, more recently, as the Coordinator of a team conducting biodiversity surveys in Mirboo North’s native forests. Susan enjoys combining her professional skills (in finance and office management) with those gained from her tertiary education and volunteer experience to benefit ecological and conservation outcomes.
Susan has a passion for doing practical things, knowledge sharing and empowering people to improve the natural environment for the benefit of local communities, native species, and future generations.

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Administration Officer
Works flexibly on Tuesdays

Vicky commenced the role of Administration Assistant with SGLN in August 2020 with a primary focus on providing support to SGLN’s Landcare Facilitator and project officers. With skills in office administration, graphic design and previous experience in event coordination Vicky brings a varied skillset to the team.

Vicky has a passion for all things design: she is currently studying a Bachelor of Communication Design and looks forward to making use of her design skills with SGLN.

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Cassie Wright
Project Officer

Cassie has been working in the NRM field for nineteen years, starting as a ranger where she gained hands-on practical experience. For the last thirteen years she has worked in the South Gippsland and Bass Coast regions, in roles with an education and training and project management focus. Most of these projects have been working with Landcare, with either an NRM or sustainable agriculture focus.
Cassie is passionate about working with people and helping them to protect the natural environment, and has enjoyed working with the SGLN community (since December 2018) delivering the following projects:

  • Smart Farming for Westernport
  • Corner Inlet citizen science water quality improvement project
  • Threatened invertebrates
  • Growing Southern Gippsland (climate change adaptation)
  • Enhancing Soil Biology

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South Gippsland Landcare Network

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and meet. The South Gippsland Landcare Network stretches from Mt Best to Mt Lyal, and along the prom coast. It’s made up of 16 local groups working to preserve and protect the natural environment, while also enhancing the long-term sustainability of farming in this part of Victoria. We’re proud to work across both Bunurong and Gunaikurnai country, and to recognise the rich history embedded in this land we now share. As a network, we’re a diverse group – made up of primary producers, hobby farmers, tree changers, backyard gardeners and environmentalists of all sorts. This page is part of our community, so we welcome feedback and input from anyone who’s interested in having a voice here.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
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Save the date!

We have our first official event of 2021 on February 7th from 10am to 12.30pm at the Hallston Hall. The topic for this workshop will be Regenerative Agriculture 101.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Future Drought Fund

Eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs will be established in Australia’s major climatic and agricultural zones across regional Australia. Hubs will be networks of researchers, primary producers, industry groups, community groups and others.

Although this program is focussed primarily on researchers, it is important that Landcare be recognised as an important pathway for adoption. Landcare Victoria has commenced discussion with a research group with this in mind. Groups interested in a possible future role should contact SGLN to discuss their ideas.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Landcare Farming launches My Landcare Legacy campaign

Celebrating National Agriculture Day on November 20, Landcare Australia, in partnership with the National Landcare Network (NLN), have launched a national Landcare Farming campaign ‘My Landcare Legacy’ to engage primary producers to share their Landcare stewardship story.

Landcare means different things to different people. At its very roots, Landcare is about people coming together and caring for the land to preserve our natural resources and biodiversity for generations to come. Over the next year the Landcare network is looking to explore farming stewardship stories and experiences, and are inviting other farmers and their industry to participate.

The ‘My Landcare Legacy’ campaign is the first step in building broader recognition of Landcarers who have been developing and supporting adoption of improved practices in Australian agriculture for over 30 years.

Landcare Farming Program Manager Mick Taylor says that “Landcarers have an opportunity to share what drives their passion for good farming practices and environmental stewardship in their business. By simply recording a video, Australian producers and land managers can share with the community why they are passionate about being good stewards of their land – and their vision for our farming future.”

Standout producers, networks and their Landcare projects will be identified during the campaign with Awards presented for best video, rising star award, best actor, longest distance a kit has travelled.

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