Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Merry Christmas from Connecting Country – our 2016 wrap and our 2017 plans

Posted on 22 December, 2016 by Connecting Country

2016 has been an exciting year for Connecting Country staff and committee of management. We have been busy helping landholders with on-ground works, supporting landcare, monitoring populations of plants and animals and engaging with our community of amazing supporters, members and volunteers. We are all so proud to have had the opportunity to work with the people and environment across the Mount Alexander region to do all of these activities.

In 2016 we focusedĀ on raising the profile of woodland birds and growing our partnerships with fellow organisations. This enabled us to work cooperatively with the Friends of Box Ironbark Forests, North Central Catchment Management Authority, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Parks Victoria, Castlemaine Festival of Gardens, Castlemaine Agricultural Society and of course lots of our local landholders and volunteers. We would like to thank all involved and our project funders over the last twelve months.

We have also been planning for our future and 2017 promises to be as invigorating. We currently have ten projects on the go and look forward to continue rolling them out into the New Year. We are particularly looking forward to the Camp Out on the Mount event, celebrating the achievements of the the Connecting Landscapes program which concludes in June and a workshop series around Water in our Landscape. Watch this space to find out more!

We have created a snapshot from 2016 events and activities in the gallery below, see if you can see you!

PS. Please note our office will be closed from the 24th of December 2016 until the 3rd of January 2016.

2 responses to “Merry Christmas from Connecting Country – our 2016 wrap and our 2017 plans”

  1. Nola Jones says:

    Thank you to the Connecting Country team for keeping some of us city dwellers up to date with what is happening in an area that is particularly dear to me.
    Thank you for the Christmas Greetings.
    I look forward to hearing about more great things happening in the New Year,
    best wishes, Nola

  2. Sue Boekel says:

    Merry Christmas to you, Tanya and team! Enjoy your well earned break! I look forward to joining your wonderful life improving programs, when I can, during 2017. Thanks for the Connection.

    Sue oo

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