Chicks in the Sticks invited to kick up their gumboots in the High Country

With a dress code of frocks and gumboots, the inaugural Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Chicks in the Sticks gathering at Mt Buller on November 27 is certain to be a memorable celebration of the achievements of rural women.

Goulburn Broken CMA Regional Landcare Facilitator Ashley Rogers said the event would be an enjoyable opportunity to meet other like-minded and inspirational women in the natural resource management and agriculture sectors.

“As well as providing guests with an opportunity to network and share experiences, we will tour Mount Buller and enjoy a twilight dinner by the Delatite River at Mirimbah Park,” Ms Rogers said.

“Guest speakers will include Louise Perrin, Environmental Manager for the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board, who will discuss her work at Mt Buller, including reversing the decline of the Mountain Pygmy Possum.”

The event will be held from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, November 27. Buses will pick guests up and drop them off at the following times and locations:

3.30pm Euroa Court House, 99 Binney St, Euroa
  Alexandra Visitor Information Centre, Corner of Grant and Vickery St, Alexandra
4.00pm Benalla Royal Hotel, 2 Bridge Street West, Benalla
  Yea V/Line Bus Stop, High Street, Yea
4.30pm Swanpool General Store & Roadhouse, 2373 Midland Hwy, Swanpool
  Merton General Store, 8283 Maroondah Hwy, Merton
5.00pm Mansfield Information Centre, Cnr of High St and Ultimo St, Mansfield.

Cost is $30 per person (payable on by cash on the night), which includes bus hire, a two-course meal and tea and coffee. BYO drinks. Numbers are strictly limited so get in early to avoid disappointment. Please RSVP to Chris Burnett on 5797 4400 or chrisb@gbcma.vic.gov.au 

This event is proudly hosted by the Up2Us Landcare Alliance, Upper Goulburn Landcare Network, Hughes Creek Catchment Collaborative, Gecko CLaN and Goulburn Broken CMA, with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.