Holbrook Landcare Network is running a series of Friday night community consultation sessions to set a direction for the network going forward and assess the organisation's history.
About 20 people attended the first session last Friday at the Cookardinia Hall.
Holbrook Landcare executive officer Dr Alison Southwell said it was an "intimate" gathering.
"We're using these and as an opportunity to meet the members," Dr Southwell said.
"Going to them in their local areas, rather than waiting for them to come to us.
"We're also using it to look back at Holbrook Landcare Network's performance over the last few years and look for strengths and areas for improvement.
"But more than anything, it's to ensure that we get a social catch up after the year that we've had."
Dr Southwell said the meetings were also an opportunity to proactively discuss on farm water management strategies ahead of the next drought.
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She said representatives from Murray Local Land services would be at some of the meetings.
"They have a small program they are planning on running over the next 12 months where they help farmers get their on farm water management on track," she said.
"We're being proactive.
"Now that it's green and the pressure's off and they don't need to make a decision, were just getting them to think back and reflect ... so that we don't run into the same issues next drought.
Dr Southwell said after only the first meeting there was already a string of issues being discussed, including issues with bores, advice around solar pumps, infrastructure and looking at the best ways of managing water quality when dams were running low.
She said community members could speak directly to Murray Local Land Service and inform them how they would need help come the next drought to help them develop appropriate farm water management plans.
The next community catch up meetings will be held at:
Culcairn Hotel - Friday, April 23
Woomargama Pub - Friday, April 30
Little Billabong Hall - Friday, May 7
Rosewood Golf Club - Friday, May 14
Tooma Pub - Friday, May 21
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