Please send this out to members of groups and make sure you reply to Bala or Lyn as below at EW not the Environment Centre
Environment Waikato is planning to organise a “Landcare Networking Field Day”, in conjunction with the Mangawara Landcare Group, at the Hoe O Tainui Hall Community Centre and near the Mangawara River on Wednesday, 9 April 2008 starting at 9.30 am.
You are invited to attend the field day.
The primary objective of this field day is to enable representatives from each landcare group and other community groups to get together and discuss current issues affecting their areas and to develop an understanding of each group’s programmes and strategies.
The format envisaged is one of open discussion. A tentative programme is presented here:
9.30 am Cup of Tea/Coffee
10.00 am “Get-together” at the Hoe O Tainui Hall
Bruce / Chris Lane, Chairperson, Mangawara Landcare Group
10.10 am Programme presentation and Community involvement
Facilitated by Bala Tikkisetty, Environment Waikato
10.20 am Landcare concept – how will it benefit all of us?
Alan Campbell, EW
10.30 am Clean streams – what you need to know?
Therese Balvert, EW
10.40 am River management is not a rocket science
Phillip Ecclestone, EW / Mike Duffy, EW
11.00 am Networking session and interaction between the groups
12.00 noon Lunch – networking continues
1.00 pm See the real progress – Mangawara River
Field visit led by EW staff, Mangawara Landcare members and other community members
3.00 pm Discussions and Vote of thanks –
Environment Waikato and the Mangawara Landcare Group
The purpose of the field day is to develop communication between landcare and other community groups in Waikato, share ideas, and offer support between the groups and other organisations.
Please give this invitation wide circulation and encourage as many community groups as possible to attend this field day.
Please RSVP by 4 April 2008 to the undersigned or Lyn Clement (email@example.com).
Thanks and regards
Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator
P O Box 4010
Hamilton East 3247
DDI 07 859 0543
Phone 07 859 0999
Fax 07 859 0998
Toll free 0800 800 401
Mobile 021 589 915