Our AGM is on Thursday 25 May, at the Northern Arts Hotel at 7.30 pm.  The feature speaker is Clive Willman. talking about the fascinating history of Forest Creek – see article from the Castlemaine Mail below..  Drinks (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic) will be available at bar prices, and it is recommend that you purchase something to recognise the generosity of the Northern Arts Hotel for hosting. Castlemaine Landcare Group will provide a supper after the presentation. No bookings necessary. All welcome!

The Agenda will include the usual AGM things, as follows –
consideration of the minutes of the 2022 AGM;
Committee Report and 
Treasurer’s Report,
setting of membership fees (no changes proposed);
and election of office bearers and other members of the committee – please consider whether you can contribute in this arena and nominate yourself or someone else for the committee (here is the nomination form, or you can nominate yourself during the meeting).

The purpose of our group is to enhance the natural environment of Castlemaine and Mount Alexander Shire and increase community enjoyment of our natural assets. We aim to restore the urban waterways of Forest and Moonlight creeks, to provide a healthy aquatic environment and create thriving habitats for local flora and fauna. We have regular working bees to prepare for planting and manage weeds. Depending upon annual conditions, we plant from late autumn to early spring. We plant indigenous species from local native plant nurseries with a view to survival under a changing climate.

Check the link to see Landcare news

see further AGM details (Thursday 25 May 2023)

Plan for 2023

Check this link for the Calendar f0r 2023.
This year includes heaps of activity. Our main areas of activity are

The IFF site, for year 4 of the Landcare Partnership Program using Council funds

Moonlight Creek, where we plan to supplement last year’s planting; and
maintenance and weeding at various locations.

We have scheduled two working bees a month throughout the year, knowing that no-one can come to all of them. Check the link to the Calendar and put the dates that fit into your diary. We will also send email reminders.