Kim Wolfenden the new Regional Landcare Facilitator commenced duties on 20 July.
The Regional Landcare Facilitator works with the local landcare networks tosupport community Landcare and production groups to adopt sustainable farm and land management practices to protect Australia’s landscape. The role will also promote opportunities for groups to access funds and provide an effective link between landcare, North Coast Local Land Services and other organisations.
Kim is extremely excited to accept the job and is looking forward to meeting and working with the North Coast Landcare Networks.
Kim has worked closely with landholders and community in her previous jobs and holds qualifications with a Masters of Environment, majoring in Education for Sustainability and a Bachelor of Communications. Kim has a high level of communication skills coupled with over ten years’ experience working in various environmental education and engagement roles. Her roles have been mainly in Queensland and include Communications and Engagement Manager for Keep Australia Beautiful, Queensland.
The position Kim will be leaving is Senior Liaison Officer for the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program, where she was the interface between the National Fire Ant Eradication Program, Councils, local industry groups, State and Federal government representatives and the affected community. Working with these key stakeholders to successfully restore intensive horticulture, cropping
and grazing activities following fire ant detections on properties in the region.
Kim will be based in Coffs Harbour.