BRIEF REPORT FROM DECEMBER MEETING

Proo had contacted Will Flamstead and indicated our concern that no environmental representation was on the long walk committee, as we have heard no more she will contact him again.
Electronic letters were sent to Ryan Smith, Joe Helper, Hugh Delahunty and Ted Baillieu, voicing our concern at the proposed granting of 99 year leases to developers to allow private development inside National Parks. It was suggested a copy of our letter be sent to VNPA.
Wendy has drafted a letter to the papers which will be circulated to the committee and sent to papers in the new year.
Mabel presented the current financial state of the group.
Wendy sent out by email, and post notification of some additional activities not included in our newsletter. This worked well and the email reminders of FOGGs activities seems to be working well.
Proposed Planting at McKenzie Falls
After the floods we were approached by Trevor Winfield, about FOGGs helping to plant a small area near the kiosk at McKenzie Falls. For a variety of reasons this had not eventuated. FOGGs have now put a grant submission in to the ‘Healthy Parks Healthy People Grants for Community Groups’. We will find out in February if we have been successful in obtaining a grant. We can then arrange for appropriate plants to be propagated specific for the area. Site preparation and planting will occur in Autumn of 2014. The intention is to have the plants named to help educate visitors about the plants of the area.

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