Posted: 01 November 2018
The Annual report of Parklands Albury Wodonga Ltd for 2018 is now available on our website.
The year ending 30th June 2018 focused on cultivating gratitude, with the theme for this year’s Annual Report taken from Robert Emmonds (2010) “Why gratitude is good”. Gratitude can have transformative effects on people’s lives and that of organizations.
We have a lot to be grateful for, in particular the beautiful natural environments in which we work, the great variety of our engagement in the region, and the tremedous support shown by the communities with whom we work.
We are grateful too, for the opportunity to apply a contemporary approach to managing biodiversity by bringing together the latest conservation science and social science to help achieve our vision of a healthy, valued and actively cared for natural environment.
Some of many highlights for the year included finding the near extinct Squirrel Gliders in most of our nest-boxes and over 3,800 orchids during a spring wildflower survey of just one of our regional bush parks.
All of the Asian vegetables grown on the community farm during the year were sold via Facebook to our diverse community. The Bhutanese Community Farm Catering team catered for a variety of events, from ten people at a meeting to 300 people at a conference.
With the support of partners we developed collaborative bids for larger environmental and park projects, which were successful after over a decade of fruitless submissions. Just some of these included long overdue Willow removal along the lower Kiewa River; replacement of the toilet block on Lake Hume at Huon Reserve, and gravel and steel to open a further section of the High Country Rail Trail. For these we are grateful!
Please find these highlights and much more in our Annual Report 2018.