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.

Contact Andrea: info@sgln.net.au


Donna Sullivan
Bookkeeper

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.

Contact Donna: accounts@sgln.net.au


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.

Contact Susan: pestanimals@sgln.net.au


Vicky PedlowImage of Vicky Pedlow
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.

Contact Vicky: admin@sgln.net.au


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
Update from SGLN Chair, Jillian Staton.

March was incredibly busy for SGN, in particular the grant-writing team.

Three grants were submitted. The first was an application to the South Gippsland Shire Council's Community Grant Program to assist with a weed identification and control program we plan to run next financial year. The others were made to the State Government's Community and Volunteer Action Grants program and focus on the Bunurong Coast which is a Biodiversity Response Planning Focus Landscape.

One Action Grant involves a remote camera project to monitor wildlife and feral pests on public and private land, while the other carries on from our successful fox and rabbit control project which closes in June this year. We would like to support landholders to continue the work done by contractors, and to further help biodiversity through long term weed control.

Our Presidents Pizza Night was well attended and covered a lot of ground. Almost all our Landcare Groups were represented, and the discussion could have gone far longer than the allocated 1.5 hours. I was very appreciative of everyone's contribution, and would particularly like to thank Andrea for organising the catering.

Despite the terrible weather, our Corner Inlet Cluster Group Meeting (which had been rescheduled because of COVID) finally went ahead. Representatives from Agnes River and Franklin River Landcare Groups and Friends of Stockyard Creek all attended. This area is so important for the health of Corner Inlet, so it's great to see the enthusiasm for Landcare-based activities. One item that was discussed was the possibility of forming a larger group that combines these groups, and would also welcome people from the Foster area. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in joining this proposed group, please contact Alex Daraio (alex@board.sgln.net.au).

Bad weather also threatened our Dung Beetle Field Day which was held in Toora on 23 March. We weren't able to venture out into the paddock as planned, but the presentation by Russ Barrow from Charles Sturt University was very well received. Contact Cassie if you would like to hear the discussion, or are interested in dung beetles generally (we will be establishing a dung beetle nursery in Fish Creek in the near future).

Please keep in touch. Our staff are here to support you: their hours and links to their email addresses are below:

Andrea Clifford: Landcare Facilitator works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Email: andrea@sgln.net.au

Cassie Wright: Projects and Education works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Email: cassie@sgln.net.au

Susan Koci: Bunurong Project Officer, works Thursday, Friday. Email: pestanimals@sgln.net.au

Vicky Pedlow: Administrative Assistant, works Tuesday. Email: admin@sgln.net.au

You can also contact me at jillian@board.sgln.net.au.

Thank you.
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Such an awesome collaboration between West Gippsland Catchment Management Authorityand Agnes River Landcare Group

https://fb.watch/4HEyswddsB/
South Gippsland Landcare Network
West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
To work 'whole of catchment' it pays to think both big AND small. Big, because catchments often are big, and small because working on many smaller projects within the catchments can bring big changes...both environmentally and socially, for a whole community.

Through Regional Riparian Action Plan funding from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning we've worked with Landcare groups and networks - right across the region.

Learn more about one of these projects here or visit our website https://bit.ly/3ohAG7H

South Gippsland Landcare Network Agnes River Landcare Group Bass Coast Landcare Network Maffra & Districts Landcare Network Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network Yarram Yarram Landcare Network Lisa Neville MP Harriet Shing MP
South Gippsland Landcare Network
South Gippsland Landcare Network
Landcare webinars

There have been 6 webinars to date in the National Landcare Conference webinar series. All can now be viewed through the webpage if you missed them. The webinars include:

- How Landcare organisations and projects have been
responding to various challenges
- Recruiting and engaging volunteers
- Getting involved in the Landcare Farming Program
- Landcare as a business
- Landcare Youth Summit
- Five interventions to improve Soil Health

https://landcareaustralia.org.au/national-landcare-conference-webinar?utm_source=Landcare+in+Focus&utm_campaign=02b90ec82e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_06_26_01_44_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_22f00dd5e4-02b90ec82e-285512698

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