We have been monitoring Bushwalking Victoria’s recommendations about how to best assist with bushfire recovery. They are encouraging walks near the affected towns, so we will start to look at this as part of future programs.
We have also decided to donate $5,000 to appropriate recovery funds. We will be asking for members’ preferences regarding which funds at the AGM and Clubnight on 3 March, 2020, another good reason to come along to a very interesting night. Andrew Stevenson and Bruce Meincke are giving an update on the latest and greatest bushwalking gear – with samples to try.
We will also be assisting with track recovery programs – the Bushwalking VICTORIA standing committee, Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC) has been in contact with Parks Vuctorua and the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) land managers and is awaiting their advice on where and when we can assist them. If you would like to help in the meantime, please have a look at options here.