Gippsland Intrepid Landcare kicks off

INTREPID Landcare is not your usual on the ground Landcare group.
They are an adventurous nation-wide organisation that empowers young people to lead on stuff that matters, providing a common space to inspire, connect and empower young people to act and lead with Landcare.
The Gippsland Intrepid Landcare Group, the first Intrepid Landcare Group in Victoria, hosted its first ever tree planting day in Woolamai on Saturday.
Open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35, the event allowed young people to make a real difference to the environment by helping plant indigenous trees to restore habitat.
Derek Snowden, a member of the group, said the tree planting was part of a mammoth revegetation project of 24,000 indigenous plants that are being planted on a property in Woolamai.
“People got to hang out in the fresh air, meet cool people, make a difference, eat some delicious food and contribute to the environment in a real way,” he said.
Lunch was provided by Udder and Hoe, a local food hub based in Kilcunda specialising in locally grown, zero waste and organic produce.
The event was supported by the Bass Coast Landcare Network and the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
For more information or media enquiries contact Kathleen Brack on 0428 618 671.

Tucking in: Intrepid Landcare participants unwind with food and a drink after their tree planting at Woolamai as part of the Gippsland Intrepid Landcare Group.

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