Valley

Landcare gets more help

Thursday 25 March, 2004
Landcare groups in the Mid Goulburn Broken catchment have recently appointed three new coordinators to assist with implementation of their projects.

Landcare groups in the Mid Goulburn Broken catchment have recently appointed three new coordinators to assist with implementation of their projects.

Trevor Verlin will work with Groups across the Mid Goulburn Broken catchment from the Upper Broken River to the Benalla area and West to Upotipotpon.

Trevor is a graduate from Dookie College and has a strong background in private enterprise, where he was involved in development of techniques for cereal crop direct drilling. He also has experience in development of a champion beef feedlot, which gives him a broad perspective on agriculture.

“I am looking forward to working with the people from the Mansfield district,” Trevor said. “The Upper Broken Landcare Group has some great ideas and a few challenges that I hope to be able to influence in a positive way.”

Growing up in the Castlemaine region, he quickly formed a bond with nature as he explored the surrounding early goldmining sites.

“I think I have something in common there with many of the locals around Mansfield who grew up in the goldmining era.” He added.

Trevor brings both ‘people’ experience and a background in agriculture to the position and will utilise his skills to help Landcare reach its targets over the next funding year.

He is based in the Goulburn Broken CMA office in Benalla and can be contacted on 5761 1560.

The CMA has a long history of support and engagement with the Landcare movement and is committed to natural resources community projects throughout the catchment.

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25th march 2004

Contact Poppe Davis
Dryland Community Liaison officer
Ph 5761 1540
Mob 0427 866 328