This month marks the 19th Annual General Meeting of the Board of Directors of Parklands Albury Wodonga; an appropriate time to reflect on the year that was…
2016 has been another bumper year of connecting community through the stewardship of our regional bush parks and trails.
Working with 12 Friends groups and 107 partner organisations we have maintained 208km of trails, built 10 footbridges, erected 6km of fencing, installed 100 nestboxes, planted 17,600 native plants, created 33 garden beds and 38km of fuel reduction breaks. More than three thousand volunteers joined us to make this happen via local work placements, employment programs, student and community projects, or just by having an interest and getting touch.
Parklands guided walks, park runs and other events connected more than 1000 community members of all ages with nature and our fantastic bush parks.
Our diverse activities included nine Threatened Species Recovery projects, the development of four management frameworks in the region, numerous community engagement events, final stage works in opening 24km of new trail on the High Country Rail Trail, the establishment of the Bhutanese Community Farm on Gateway island, and the ongoing stewardship of over 4000 hectares of community lands around Albury and Wodonga.