Our Board

As an umbrella organisation for 25 Groups, the Network is run by a committee of Landcare members from different Groups in our region.

Our committee can be contacted at the following email address: eglncommittee@egln.org.au

Norman Borg

Norman Borg - President

Bruthen Landcare Group

Norm Borg has been passionate about the environment and getting out in nature for as long as he can remember. He has had a love affair with birds since he was a child when his father and uncles bred canaries and pigeons in their backyard. While working in Melbourne he completed a Diploma of Horticulture and worked as a landscape designer which is where his interest in plants burgeoned. Norm moved with his family to East Gippsland in 1991, seeking clean air and to engage more in nature. He soon joined the Colquhoun & North Arm Landcare Group (now Lakes Entrance) as a community member wanting to learn more about land management practices and contribute to revegetation projects. After a career in glassblowing with his late wife, Norm completed a Diploma of Conservation and Natural Resource Management (2014) and later worked for a number of nature-based/ecology organisations. He helped revitalise the Bruthen & District Landcare Group in 2022 and became vice president of the EGLN at the end of 2022.

Aileen Collyer

Aileen Collyer - Vice-President

Bruthen Landcare Group

Aileen is a member of the Bruthen and District Landcare Group and joined the EGLN management committee in 2022. She currently works as an environmental consultant in Bairnsdale and has previous experience working as a field ecologist. She hopes to contribute to Landcare in East Gippsland by bringing her local environmental knowledge and technical skills to the committee.

Vicki Leris

Vicki Leris - Secretary

Nicholson River Landcare Group

Vicki lived in inner-city Melbourne for most of her life but has always been a conservationist at heart. She moved the family to East Gippsland in 2000, wanting her sons to grow up with an appreciation of nature. A particular interest in wildilfe led her to register as a Wildlife rescue shelter for over a decade and her wish to protect rare plants from extinction led her to setting up a specialist indigenous nursery to supply species not available from the other nurseries (rainforest, wetland and difficult to grow seedlings). This soon led to an expansion of services to include site preparation, planting and aftercare at these project sites. When scaling down and heading to semi-retirement, Vicki, a member of the Nicholson River Landcare group, volunteered to join the EGLN Management Committee, feeling her business management skills coupled with her re-vegetation experience would be an asset.

She served a 3yr term as Treasurer and now serves as Secretary. Her current interest involves setting up a seedbank for future proof the supply of provenance seed for East Gippsland communities.

Marlo Campbell

Marlo Campbell - Committee Member

Raymond Island Landcare Group

Marlo, a retired teacher, has been interested in Landcare for many years and practiced the values of Landcare on the properties she owned, planting shelter belts using local native trees and understory plants. It was on moving to Raymond Island, that she joined her local group and has since broadened her interests to become a native seed collector. She has since grown hundreds of local providence grasses and understory plants to be planted on the island. Marlo is currently developing a botanical walk on the island as well as having taken responsibility for looking after a 5 acre planting site. She is actively involved in all things Landcare and attends most working bees and meetings, both with her local group and the Network.

East Gippsland Landcare Network

Contact Info

Ph: 0437 524 437
PO Box 1498
Bairnsdale VIC 3875

The East Gippsland Landcare Network would like to acknowledge the Traditional custodians of the lands on which we carry out our works as Landcarers. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and honour the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationship to the land, waters and seas.