A decade of lead­ing lo­cal Land­care group

Mansfield Courier - - Property Guide -

DE­LATITE Land­care Group (DLG) has been ac­tive and en­gaged with Mans­field lo­cals for 30 years, and for the past decade has been fa­cil­i­tated by John Gil­son.

But at the re­cent DLG an­nual gen­eral meet­ing John stepped down from his po­si­tion as pres­i­dent, prompt­ing the meet­ing to turn into a cel­e­bra­tion of his ded­i­ca­tion to DLG, in­clud­ing the highs and lows we all ex­pe­ri­ence while work­ing to re­ha­bil­i­tate the land­scape.

John’s tal­ents in fa­cil­i­tat­ing Land­care groups ex­tend fur­ther than DLG.

He is the cur­rent chair of the Up2Us Land­care Al­liance (the Land­care net­work within the Mans­field Shire), the chair of the re­gional Land­care Net­work within the Goul­burn Bro­ken and an ac­tive mem­ber of the Vic­to­rian Land­care team state-wide.

“John has been a leg­end within Land­care,” Jeremy Madin, new pres­i­dent of DLG, said.

“John is highly in­no­va­tive, en­er­getic and or­gan­ised, and warm and en­gag­ing.”

De­latite Land­care Group is an ac­tive Land­care group with mem­ber­ships ex­ceed­ing 100 peo­ple.

They have been work­ing on a Pad­dock Tree project over 2019, high­light­ing the need for these iconic species, and un­der­stand­ing the com­plex­ity of life forms that are hid­den within.

DLG and its mem­bers would like to thank John for a ter­rific job done and would like to wel­come the ef­fer­ves­cent Jeremy Madin to the seat for the next 12 months.

If you have a Land­care query please feel free to con­tact the Up2Us of­fice on 5779 1593.

RE­TIRED: Af­ter a decade, John Gil­son has given up his po­si­tion as fa­cil­i­ta­tor with the De­latite Land­care Group.

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