Landcare coordinators from across the Goulburn Broken Catchment gathered in Ruffy today to farewell Bridget Clarke.
Bridget has worked for the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network , based in the Yea CMA office , for 7 years. Next week she will take up an appointment at Yea Hospital in the Health & Well being field. Bridget will be impossible to replace , she is such a character !
She will be remembered for her passionate approach to all things landcare: biological farming , soil health , dung beetles , fish circuses , ‘big trees’ , unnecessary vegetation clearing , bushfire recovery , calendars of events , Terry Hubbard , her landcare groups ,writing funding applications & final reports and speaking out for landcare in a loud clear voice.
“I will miss our phone chats” Tony Kubeil
“I will miss her pumpkin soup now that I am a gluten free vegetarian ” Janet
“I will missed her wicked replies to my emails” Charlie
“It was truly a pleasure to work with someone so competent, attentive, effective, ‘straight up & down’, ‘tell it like it is’, ‘get to the bottom of it and sort it out’…… and all round professional. You’ll be missed.” Bertram
” I will miss her crazy project titles” Karen
We will all miss Bridget , but she isn’t moving far away and we will be invading her new office often.
I can even see combined morning teas to develop Community Health & Landcare projects for the Yea district (or are my glasses just dirty? it has been raining a bit.). Bridget might find that one has to do more than move offices, to escape from Landcare!