A dinner at the Hamilton Club on Dec 10th 2013 was held and attended by members of the Landcare Consortium including Hamilton - Coleraine Railway Line Landcare Group, Gazette Land Action Group, Napier Landcare, Pierrepoint Land Protection Group and Lyne Camp and Arrandoovong Creek Land Management Group. Guest Speaker for the Evening was Dr John Morgan from the Dept of Botany at La Trobe University.
The Hamilton to Coleraine Railway Line Landcare Group together with the Gazette Land Action Group, hosted an evening with guest speaker Dr John Morgan from the Dept of Botany at La Trobe University and his honours student Karina Salmon. Dr John Morgan has spent 4 years during his PhD understanding the role of fire and its effects in temperate grasslands and grassy woodlands in Southern Victoria. Dr Morgan covered research found on the population dynamics of plants and how they are influenced by the effects of fire, grazing and drought.
The evening was also an opportunity to welcome the new Landcare Facilitator Susan Kamp. Susan will be assisting those landcare groups in attendance on the evening. The Local Landcare Facilitator Position has been funded by the State DEPI.