Meet The Katanning Landcare Team
Katanning Landcare (Katanning LCDC), and its sister organisation, Katanning Environmental Inc. (KEInc), are managed by a volunteer committee with exceptional skills and experience, and also has a talented team of staff to operate its various undertakings. This vast array of talent makes Katanning Landcare unique and successful with our environmental endeavours.
Each member of our team is active in the Katanning community, working to enhance and protect our beautiful region.
Looking to join one of our environmental projects or have a question? Please get in touch on (08) 9821 4327.
Executive / Finance Officer
Andrea brings a unique set of skills to the Landcare team with her BA (Spec.) Leisure and Recreation, Cert III in Project Management and experience in IT and marketing. She has used these skills to initiate a number of new projects including the very successful Katanning EcoWeek, the development of the Katanning Landcare Business Plan, and assisting in the establishment of the Friends of Piesse Lake.
Responsible for Human Resources, Finance and Administrative oversight for both Katanning Landcare and Katanning Environmental. Available Monday through Thursday.
Ella Maesepp (BSc (Hons) Env Sc) has been working as a Landcare Officer in the Upper Blackwood since 2003, currently as the Landcare Officer with Katanning. Over these years she has brought more than $3.6 million in grant money to the district, and since starting with Katanning Landcare in 2006, has been involved in the delivery of over 900,000 trees, 450km of fences and establishment of over 700 ha of perennial pastures. Her major projects have included the Upper Coblinine Catchment Demonstration Initiative, Lake Ewylamartup Restoration and the Saline Bush Foods project. She won both the West Australian and National Young Landcare Leader Awards in 2015-16, and served on the Australian Landcare Council 2011-2013.
Responsible for project management, with the landmark Bush Tucker Project as a key focus. Available most Mondays and Thursdays.
Adele Scarfone (BSc Environmental Science, Masters Environmental Management) joined Katanning Landcare in early 2021 to manage a number of our environmental projects. Her experience in project management, environmental science and her passion for the environment will ensure that Katanning Landcare remains a strong contributor to grassroots, community environmental stewardship.
Responsible for project management for most of our grant-funded landcare projects, including State NRM Crop to Creek, and the NLP Compost Trial. Available most week days.
Katanning Environmental Container Cash In Site Supervisor
As the Containers for Change program has grown in popularity, KEInc was able to bring Adelle on to keep our Katanning Environmental Container Cash In refund site working efficiently, and reducing the work load on our volunteers. The refund site is open Friday afternoons and all day Saturdays. Check out the KEInc CCI Facebook page for all the latest updates.
Responsible for Katanning Environmental Container Cash In site supervision. Available most Fridays and Saturdays.
Katanning Environmental Nursery Customer Service
In April 2021, Adelle Andrews expanded her role within our organisation to also include assisting our Nursery customers with their plant orders. Adelle is very organised and highly motivated to assist our customers in a friendly and helpful manner.
Responsible for customer service for our Nursery customers, handling all orders and inquiries, as well as pickup and delivery scheduling. Available most Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Chairman of Katanning LCDC, Deputy Chairman of KEInc.
Scott Newbey is the current, and the youngest-ever, Chairman of the Katanning Land Conservation District Committee (LCDC), and an invaluable champion of Landcare and healthy farm management. Scott is a farmer and businessman, with an astute eye for detail and opportunity. Scott worked as a Project Officer for Katanning Landcare in 2010-2011, before joining the committee and then taking the Chair. Scott also holds the position of Deputy Chairman for our sister organisation, Katanning Environmental Inc.
Deputy Chairman Katanning LCDC
Jeremy is a local generational farmer in Katanning, who has been active with Katanning Landcare through his parents projects in the past, and now with his own.
Treasurer of Katanning LCDC, Chairman of KEInc
Matthew Collis took over the role of Treasurer in February 2021, after the retirement of Adrian Richardson, our inaugural and only Treasurer for 30+ years. Matt is a keen volunteer and has been active with Katanning Landcare and our sister organisation, Katanning Environmental Inc, where he holds the position of Chairman.
Katanning LCDC Gazetted Members
Katanning Landcare is managed by a volunteer committee of 17 Gazetted Members of the Katanning Land Conservation District Committee.
These dedicated volunteers bring experience from a range of backgrounds, from financial and administrative services, to government, and farming and environmental backgrounds.
The varied skills mean that our committee is involved, and in touch with a wide number of other concerns and touch-points across our region and further afield, ensuring that we have excellent guidance on a range of topics.
Gazetted Members: Scott Newbey, Jeremy Kowald, John Paul Collins, Serena Sandwell, Jessica van der Waag, Norm Flugge, Bev Kowald, Andrew Gibbons, Matt Collis, Mitchell Davies, Tim Harris, Bev Lockley, Ron Lockley, David Secomb, Jill Richardson.
We have two member positions vacant.
Katanning Environmental Inc Committee Members
Katanning Environmental Inc. is managed by a volunteer committee of 7 members.
Committee Members: Matt Collis (Chairman), Scott Newbey (Deputy Chairman), Adrian Richardson (Treasuruer), Bev Kowald (Secretary), Bev Lockley, Ron Lockley, David Secomb.
KEInc is responsible for the environmentally-based Social Enterprises we run, including: