IF YOU are a younger veteran who wants to help the local environment, South Gippsland Landcare Network’s new project will be of interest to you.

The project is open to younger veterans and their families, and will consist of 10 activity sessions, run monthly from March to December 2022, across South Gippsland.

The half-day activity sessions will be held in conjunction with local Landcare groups. They will include putting out remote cameras to take photos of wildlife, tree planting and weeding in bushland areas. It’s a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, help protect and improve our environment, meet people and have fun.

Each activity session will be held at a different location, from Nyora to Mirboo North to Foster, and lots of places in between. Some activity sessions will be run on weekdays, and others on weekends. You can attend as many activity sessions as you want – it’s completely up to you.

South Gippsland Landcare Network is working with Leongatha RSL on this project. RSL volunteers will participate in the sessions. The RSL may be able to provide transport if needed.