The Phillip Island Landcare Group celebrated their 30 year anniversary in early December at an event staged at Bill Cleeland’s farm. Following the group’s Annual General Meeting the anniversary event kicked off with a farm walk lead by Mike Cleeland, which took in some of the many Landcare activities conducted on the property over the years.
The evening formalities included presentations from former presidents Anne Davie and Bill Cleeland who spoke of how important Landcare was to them. Lisa Wangman and Mike Cleeland presented a thorough history of the Phillip Island Landcare Group and highlighted many of its amazing achievements.
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The evening also featured a new initiative of the group by announcing Phillip Island Landcare Group Life Members. These life members are:
A number of other life memberships are being given directly to members who couldn’t make it on the night. This includes Greg Price, Bet Robertson, David Plant and Gimi Stoppa.
Current group President David Rooks said ”It was a hugely successful night. It was so good to see so many of the faces that have made up the history of the group. We had 7 of the past 11 presidents, Landcare staff, past and present members and family and friends attend the night.”.