Purpose and Objectives of a Local Landcare Coordinator:
The core role of the Local Coordinator is that of a coordinator and enabler of Community Landcare and Landcare organisations.
The Local Coordinator is charged with empowering Landcare to achieve their own goals in alignment with those of the Program. The Local Coordinator will assist their Landcare networks and groups to directly interact with Landcare and agencies at the local district and network scale. They will focus on supporting Landcare organisations to enable participation in Landcare by individuals and sub groups. Their outcomes will be measured directly against key accountabilities.
Local Coordinators will work with their specific host organisations and the other Landcare groups/organisations across their regions to increase the capacity of these groups to deliver against the outcomes of the Program.
Local Coordinators will be expected to collaborate with a range of Landcare support mechanisms including other Local Coordinators, Regional Coordinators, Landcare Committees and Local Land Services. The Local Coordinator is not a Project Officer, solely responsible for the delivery of other grant funded projects, however should be a resource for Landcare to effectively partner, attract project funding and to empower successful delivery.
Greater Sydney Landcare Network (GSLN) successfully applied to employ the two part-time coordinators listed below, who have now been employed since March 2016. In the Greater Sydney region there are a total of seven Local Landcare coordinators.
Contact details for each of the GSLN Local Landcare Coordinators are listed below.
Elisha Duxbury is a Local Landcare Coordinator with Greater Sydney Landcare Network. She is extremely passionate about understanding the ways urbanisation affects ecosystems and applying that knowledge to real-world projects. Elisha has been involved with on-ground environmental restoration since 2008 as a volunteer and bush regenerator. She has BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences with a focus on urban ecology. Recently, she has completed a Masters looking at the ways green infrastructure in Western Sydney can both provide ecosystem services and maximise biodiversity.
In her role with Greater Sydney Elisha focuses on supporting and empowering young people who want to become a part of the Landcare movement. She coordinated the delivery of the Western Sydney and South West Sydney Landcare Leadership Retreats in collaboration with Intrepid Landcare, which lead to the formation of networks of young people participating in environmental volunteering in their local areas and developing their own projects. As a 2017 Young Sustainability Ambassador she worked with students at Hawkesbury High School to develop their own biodiversity project.
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