Issue Number #32
Issue Date Winter 2005
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Title Project Manager's Report
Author Ruth Mollison
Position Project Manager
Organisation Understorey Network Inc

This edition contains information about our upcoming growing season. Note that there is a Plant Order Form included with the newsletter-please get in your orders as soon as possible.

I attended the Landcare Conference at Lake Barrington in April - delegates at the conference expressed a lot of interest in the network. As technical support available to groups diminishes with NRM restructuring, the Network fills a gap in providing resources and support to many Landcare groups. The issue of funding for the Tasmanian Landcare Association was raised at the conference, and it is a relief to note that the association has been funded for another year by the state government, due to the support of members and hard work of Jodie Epper, the Executive Officer.

The seedbank is now in much better shape, thanks to the efforts of Josie, Mendel, Peter, Els, Sandy, Louise and Micah at a seed sorting morning tea. A special big thank you to Martin and Margaret who have been coming in once a week to work on the seedbank. This work is ongoing, and without extra assistance would just not happen.

In the North -members attended an Australian Plant Society working bee at Heritage Park in Launceston, while students from four schools in the Riverside area attended a planting bee at the constructed wetland at Riverside Lake.

Greening Australia (Mike Noble) and the Understorey Network had a very successful field day at Campbell Town called 'Down by the River'. This was held primarily for the local landcare groups, however attendance was from a range of interested people.

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