Landcare NSW held an online event between NSW Parliamentarians and on the ground Landcarers as part of Landcare week on August 4.
‘The Many Faces of Landcare’ panel event with the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare (PFL) was an opportunity for Members of Parliament from around NSW to hear from grassroots Landcarers on the valuable work they do caring for our land, environment and our communities.
Hosted by Landcare NSW Council Member Marg Applebee, the event had panellists who shared their stories from across NSW including Mid Coast 2 Tops Landcare Regional Landcare Coordinator, Jessie Leck, Richie Benson from Cumberland Reach Landcare, North Coast Regional Landcare Network Chair, Jim Kinkead, and Western Landcare Executive Officer, Louise Turner.
The NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare is a cross-party group of NSW Members of Parliament in support of Landcare both at the state level and locally in suburbs, regional towns and farming communities.
Established in 2015 as an outcome of the Sustaining Landcare campaign prior to the 2015 State Government election, the group provides multi-party support for NSW Landcare with all political parties represented.