Intrepid, pumped, and ready to do 'stuff that matters'

The Intrepid Landcare leadership group enjoy the cultural talk given by Aboriginal speaker Chris Tobin (right).
The Intrepid Landcare leadership group enjoy the cultural talk given by Aboriginal speaker Chris Tobin (right).

Infiltrating the environment to improve it seems to be a trend. Last week the Gazette featured the Wetland Warriors doing great work at Bushells Lagoon, and now there’s Intrepid Landcare.

The group held a hard core leadership weekend for what organisers described as “young adventurous souls who love the environment and are keen to do stuff that matters” on March 25-26 at Brewongle Environmental Education Centre at Sackville North.

Co-founders of Intrepid Landcare Megan Rowlatt and Naomi Edwards ran the weekend for the 17 participants who were aged between 18-35.

Activities gave the young people a taste of different Landcare activities and they met key people from Hawkesbury Council, Landcare and the Local Lands Office.

On Sunday the participants took part in leadership and project planning workshops and were introduced to mentors experienced in Landcare and natural resource management.

They enjoyed a talk on Aboriginal culture by Chris Tobin, as well as hiking, kayaking and education on bush tucker.

Since the workshop, the participants have been making plans to meet and start up their own kayaking and litter collection group.