New Landcare president

Catherine Moser is the new president of Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare Group.

Cat was elected to the position at the group’s annual general meeting at the Blackwood Hotel on Sunday, May 21. Gerry Daly is the group’s secretary and Shane Scanlan is treasurer.

Gerry was among a number of Blackwood new-comers who are interested in environmental issues facing the townships and surrounding forests. Also new to Landcare are Claudette Koller and Carol Guthrie.

The group agreed to meet by-monthly, with the next meeting scheduled for 6.30 pm on Sunday, July 23.

Ideas for future activities raised at the AMG included: Educating people to curb the weeds on their properties; Organising a “how-to” propagate native plants event; Distributing to new residents the group’s guide to local weeds via the Blackwood Post Office; and amending the group’s website to publicise which authority is responsible for which areas around the town – including contact names and phone numbers.

For further information, see www.blackwoodlandcare.org.au

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