BHLG President Kaye Rodden has been invited to join the Board of Landcare’s peak body, the National Landcare Network, as the sole representative for Victoria. The appointment is appropriate recognition for the time, effort and accumulated knowledge Kaye has contributed to the organisation over 40 years.
As a fresh-faced twenty year old she fronted a regular meeting of the Yarra River Improvement Trust, convinccd a room full of grumpy old men to see it her way, and promptly fell in love with Landcare.
Subsequent stints included: Board member of the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (9 years), Chair of the Otway Agroforestry Network (4 years), Executive Secretary of the Victorian Landcare Council (6 years), Acting Chair of the Members Council of the National Landcare Network since 2017.
The National Landcare Network (NLN) is responsible for advising the National and state governments on Landcare policy, funding, project assessment and, most importantly, ensuring all states and territories get a fair go.
Here’s a copy of the bureaucratic version copied from their website:
“What does the National Landcare Network do?
Through its representative structure, the NLN gathers information about matters that are important to the people who are working to protect Australia’s productive landscapes, and unique habitats and species. We work with politicians and policy-makers as well as other national organisations to advocate for practical solutions to these concerns.
The NLN also has a role in supporting state and territory peak bodies to be as effective as possible through promoting the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience.”