The Landcare Hero Honour Roll
The Landcare Hero Honour Roll seeks to promote, acknowledge and celebrate the considerable contributions of those who have been involved in Landcare for 25 years or more. If you would like to share your experiences or know someone who deserves to be celebrated, make your nomination today.
Gary and Joan Wallis(VIC)
Joan and Gary Wallis moved to South Gippsland in 1987 and immediately got involved with sustainable farming and tree groups. They were both founding members of the Fish Creek Landcare group in 1992 and continue as driving forces behind the success of the group to this day. Both Gary and Joan have contributed to the success of the group, with Joan’s role as the group’s secretary and Gary’s role as the president for many years. The Wallis’ have lead by combining Landcare and Primary Production in the region, planting thousands of trees on their property and ensuring their property remains economically viable as a working farm. Their dedication to the group and works on their own property has inspired many other landholders in the region. Joan passed away in late 2014 and was responsible for running farm planning workshops inspiring producers to develop whole farm plans and strategically develop their farm.