Our 2020/21 Committee
Chair - Bruce Raeburn
Bruce has come out of retirement to captain MLCN again. He is actively involved with riperian repair on his property along Toorumbee Creek.
Vice Chair - David Adams
David Adams moved to the Macleay Valley in 2013. After a career in professional yacht racing, David and his wife Caroline bought a property in the Macleay River estuary at Jerseyville. It includes mangroves, saltmarsh, salt and freshwater wetlands (habitat for local and migratory wading birds), casuarina and sub-tropical coastal floodplain forest as well as a few paddocks to graze cattle.
David and Caroline found Macleay Landcare a very welcoming and informative community, helping them learn more about cattle grazing, soil improvement and enhancing the natural environment on their former dairy farm. David is keen to contribute to Macleay Landcare’s future.
Treasuer - Chris Osborne
Chris has been treasurer for a few years. He ran a chemist business in South West Rocks before concentrating on upriver farming.
Secretary - Chris Halliday
Chris joined the committee in 2016 and is now secretary. He is passionate about protecting our natural heritage and has been restoring his wetlands with the assistance of previous Landcare staff.
Chris is off a dairy/beef farm and so understands farming issues. He has a small hobby farm at Gladstone and is always keen to show off his plantings around his wetlands. Ph 0427 675 181.
General Committee Members:
Alex has worked in protected area and land management for over 25 years in Metropolitan, Regional and Rural NSW. Originally from Sydney her, introduction to sustainable land management came from a farmer in far western NSW, who kindly told her she needed a reality check. Grateful for those lessons and armed with her passion for conservation, Alex has been actively engaged with Landcare in the Northern Tablelands and Macleay Valley.
Alex moved to the Macleay valley in 2004 from Glen Innes, with her family, to a bush block she considers to be her own private nature reserve. Alex joined the Committee in 2019 and hopes to use her skills in land management, ecology, bush regeneration and landscape restoration to benefit Macleay Landcare Network.