Words by Melissa Huntsman, Western Sydney Intrepid Landcare Coordinator
2018 has really been an absolute blast! This year Western Sydney Intrepid Landcare (WSIL) has really built a lot of momentum and has gone from strength to strength.
I’m really proud of WSIL organising crew who for some have run events for the first time and have built our social media presence and brand. We have really kicked some amazing goals by being able to work together, in supporting each other and build content for our social media platforms.
We’ve also focused on building relationships with the local community by attending the Cumberland Conservation Network Drinks, the Greater Sydney Landcare AGM and collaborating with Friends of Colo, Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Cumberland Land Conservancy. We are so thankful for the support these groups have given us and it really has made all the difference!
Personally, this year I’ve been making the most of every opportunity that has come my way. After three and a half years I have completed and graduated from a Masters of Environmental Law (University of Sydney) [congrats Mel!]. Also this year I scored a position as a Senior Project Officer with the Biodiversity Conservation Trust, I am also part of the Office of Environment and Heritage Young Professional Network Committee. Another bonus has been learning emergency management skills to be a volunteer with the Auburn branch of State Emergency Services.
And, together with Clare Veron, I will be working hard in 2019 to be a youth representative on the board of NSW Landcare. I’m stoked to be part of the Intrepid Landcare movement and am really excited about what 2019 will bring!
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