Our Staff/Contractors

Peter Ronalds

Sustainable Agriculture Manager

Mob: 0402 650 382
Email: peter@wpcln.org.au

Peter is the Sustainable Agriculture Manager and has been working with the WPCLN since March 2006 as an employee & as a contractor. He is passionate about Regenerative Agriculture and is committed to supporting farmers to continually improve the natural resources we are blessed with.

Peter has significant experience in delivering large multi-partner agriculture focused projects in the region. Information on current projects can be found here; http://www.wpcln.org.au/projects/sustainable-farming/ and past projects here; http://www.wpcln.org.au/projects/past-projects/

Peter also volunteers with ‘Beyond Subsistence‘ which supports & trains  subsistence farmers in Africa to bring about long-term, sustainable improvements in the areas of farm productivity, nutrition, and the environment.

His qualifications are in; Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Adult Training.

Natalie Mikecz

Landcare Projects Support Facilitator

Mob: 0407 548 765
Email: natalie@wpcln.org.au
Working days: Part-time, by appointment

Natalie Mikecz commenced as the Landcare Projects Officer with WPCLN in February 2019.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree and has experience with Conservation Volunteers Australia, Parks Victoria roles and in bushland management teams. She is a founding member of Western Port Intrepid Landcare and is passionate about her work and various community volunteer roles. Natalie was instrumental in accessing funding in response to the 2019 Bunyip Fire which has enabled the Network to assist landholders with post fire fencing and revegetation projects. Natalie has also assisted with assessments for projects funded through the Cardinia Biodiversity Grant and the Melbourne Water Stream Frontage Management Program.

Natalie is also managing a project titled ‘Linking Native Pollinators and Sustainable Food Systems’. If you have any questions about any of these projects please contact Natalie at natalie@wpcln.org.au

Bridgette Sullivan

Melbourne Water Projects Facilitator

Mob: 0407 205 749
Email: bridgette@wpcln.org.au

Bridgette is the Melbourne Water Projects Facilitator and is responsible for assessing Stream Frontage projects for the Dandenong Ranges and part of the Western Port catchment. Bridgette has been working in Landcare for 12 years, having held a position as Landcare Facilitator for the West Gippsland Landcare Network for 3.5 years before joining the team at WPCLN in 2008. Bridgette completed her Bachelor of Applied Science – Coastal Management in 1998 at Southern Cross Uni. Projects that she delivers focus on remnant vegetation protection and enhancement, revegetation to provide habitat and shelter, and waterway management.

Geoff Lockwood

Landcare Projects Facilitator

Mob: 0428 352 203
Email: glockwood@southernfauna.com.au

Geoff commenced with Westernport Catchment Landcare Network as a Project Facilitator in March 2020.  He looks forward to meeting and working with landholders and groups in the Westernport catchment.  Prior to joining WPCLN, Geoff was involved with managing a range of conservation reserves in the local region.  His background includes a career in agriculture (dairy, beef, sheep and wine grape production) in various regions of Victoria.  Geoff has a personal interest in the natural environment which prompted a career change and studies in environmental science. Geoff manages the Cannibal Creek Catchment Biodiversity Project; the Clyde Rail Project and the Cardinia Biodiversity Grants for the Network.

Cecilia Imre

Landcare Group Facilitator

Mob: 0490 955 168
Email: facilitator@wpcln.org.au

Cecilia is the Landcare Group Facilitator and joined the network in September 2021. Cecilia has a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences and has worked in natural resource management for many years all over greater Melbourne. Cecilia also has a background and interest in Environmental education and project management.

As Landcare group facilitator Cecilia supports the 14 groups in the network to achieve their Landcare goals.

Cecilia enjoys working with volunteers to support their vision and to witness the enthusiasm and dedication that drive conservation efforts.

Cecilia’s workdays are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.