Our People

Our People

The committee of the FEVL network is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the organisation. Each member group is eligible to provide two representatives to the FEVL Committee of Management which is supported by a small team of staff based in Orbost.

Since its formation, FEVL has been successful in:

  • Securing funding to maintain the employment of Landcare support staff
  • Leveraging investment for the region including resourcing on-ground works
  • Advocating for the needs of the far east Gippsland community
  • Increasing access to a broad spectrum of information and expertise
  • Providing leadership in and innovative approaches to supporting practice change.

Our Committee

Cindy Robinson

Representative of the Jarrahmond Landcare Group.

Why I joined Landcare?

I joined Landcare because I was interested in the environment and passionate about farming along with being part of a community group helping to make a difference. Learning and applying different techniques for our environment whilst helping to support community and farming families gives me a lot of satisfaction and self-worth.

Rosanne Trevaskis

Representative of the Wairewa and District Landcare Group.

Why I joined Landcare?

Her personal inclination is towards “care and nurture” whether of children, the landscape or the micro-organisms in the soil in order to see the realisation of latent talent and resources for the ultimate benefit of all.

Iain Trevaskis

Representative of the Wairewa and District Landcare Group.

Why I joined Landcare?

My personal inclination is towards research and investigation balanced with a hands-on approach to problem solving. This has enabled me to discover new facts and approaches to agriculture as well giving me a reputation as a solutions-focused lateral thinker.

Dawn Parker

Joined the FEVL Committee in 2007. Representative of the Snowy West Landcare Group (originally Wangarabell-Nungatta Group) since its inception close to 30 years ago.

Why I joined Landcare?

I joined Landcare looking for improved ways of managing a farm business especially the land and water resources. 

The grassroots, local and volunteer character of Landcare appealed to me and so did the opportunity to connect with others to find and share resources and ideas.

Getting a group together is a great opportunity to strengthen community interaction and achievement as people share effort, knowledge and experiences, supported by essential help from a local facilitator.

Stephen Henry

Joined the FEVL Committee in 2016. Representative of the Marlo Landcare Group.

Why I joined Landcare?

To contribute to the protection and restoration of the natural environments around Marlo and the Snowy River Estuary.

Dave Mitchell

I am representative for East Gippsland Bee Care Group and am a long-standing member of Jarrahmond Landcare Group.

Why I joined Landcare?

Landcare connects me with like-minded people who are concerned about the health and wellbeing of the environment we live in and the people who interact with it. Increasing biodiversity, reducing erosion, improving soil health, improving plant and animal health and human health: Landcare encompasses all this and more.

Our Staff

Penny Gray

I began working as  a Landcare Facilitator in the far east in September 2004, employed through the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. When the far east community decided to become autonomous and form FEVL they retained me in their position and so I have continued as the Far East Landcare Facilitator since their inception since 2007.

Why I joined Landcare?

I am passionate about our environment and the power of community. My favourite saying is “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: in fact it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead.

 

Landcare is many groups of committed citizens and it can change the world we live in.

Emma Orgill

On the 16th of May 2011, I was employed as the East Gippsland Regional Landcare Facilitator by FEVL. In 2018, Agriculture was added to my title and I became the East Gippsland Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator.

Why I joined Landcare?

I am passionate about the environment, conservation, and local communities. Work takes me across East Gippsland and I love meeting enthusiastic locals and visiting different natural environments. Working with farmers is extremely rewarding and I find their passion for both the land and their animals/crops/plants inspiring.

 

Finally, Landcare makes the effort to work with others. This can be very challenging, but it makes a massive difference when trying to implement change. Other organisations could learn from the Landcare model. I believe my role in Landcare can make a difference.

Our People

The committee of the FEVL network is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the organisation. Each member group is eligible to provide two representatives to the FEVL Committee of Management which is supported by a small team of staff based in Orbost.

Our Projects

FEVL are involved in a number of Landcare projects across Far East Victoria.

Join FEVL

FEVL is a network now comprising of seven Landcare groups in far east Gippsland: Cann Valley, Cabbage Tree Creek, Goongerah , Jarrahmond , Marlo, Snowy West  and Wairewa and District; as well as two special interest groups: East Gippsland Bee Care Group and the Far East Sustainable Agriculture Group.

The Landcare groups encompass an area ranging from Nowa Nowa to the NSW border and from Goongerah in the north to the coast.

CONTACT US

(03) 5154 2843

84A Nicholson St, Orbost

P.O. Box 301, Orbost 3888

Get in touch with FEVL

If you have any questions about Far East Victoria Landcare, please use the contact form to get in touch.