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New EO for Into Our Hands Foundation

New Executive Officer for Into Our Hands Foundation Media Release New EO 5 April 2018 LOCAL ‘INTO OUR HANDS’ FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR COMMEMORATIVE YEAR Sarah Thompson has recently returned to her home town, Wangaratta to assume the position of Executive Officer for the Into Our Hands Community Foundation. Sarah replaces Katrina Bendeman who held the role for the past three years and assisted the Foundation to deliver more than $526,000 in grants back to the Alpine, Wangaratta and Indigo Shires. Into Our Hands is celebrating five years in operation following their establishment in 2012 and commemorating 10 years since the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires. The Foundation is gearing up for a range of commemorative activities and events in the coming year, including a commemorative grants round opening August 1, 2018. Ms. Thompson took over the position on April 3rd after more than four years as Philanthropy Manager for Australian Communities Foundation, one of [...]

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Board, News|

“Whole of Community” approach to being fire safe and resilient

Mudgegonga & District Landcare identified the Whole of Community Landscape Project as an important step to linking the natural environment, practical farming practices, community gathering spaces, social connection and creativity to develop a more fire safe and resilient community. The community was very keen to restore the land, address environmental issues and leave a legacy within the landscape. They nominated protection of the remnant trees and their provenance to maintain the last living links with their early heritage, documentation of Aboriginal and European settlement of the district, a memorial trail and the design and building of a more ecologically functional and fire safe landscape. They developed a group has developed a Community Landscape Master Plan, and various groups set about implementing various aspects of it. The Landscape Committee planted of over 500 deciduous and native trees across the fire affected communities.Others removed old trees at the Bruarong Hall, Upper Gundowring Hall and Mudgegonga before new plantings, while other groups planted trees at New [...]

December 4th, 2014|Categories: Community, Local Impact, News|Tags: |

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