Landcare groups consist of local residents interested in the environment, willing to volunteer their support for land management issues including loss of native vegetation and biodiversity, soil erosion, water quality decline, pest plants and animals and drainage issues.
Activities and projects include:
- fencing off existing remnant vegetation from stock,
- planting shelter belts and wildlife corridors,
- restoration of riparian areas,
- revegetating wet areas,
- control of noxious and environmental weeds,
- restoring erosion sites to prevent further soil loss,
- direct seeding and seed collection,
- promoting sustainable farming practices,
- baiting and fumigation programs for rabbits, foxes, wild dogs and Indian Mynah birds.
Groups hold regular meetings, field days and social events. Landcare groups also work to assist new landholders. Funding may become available to assist property owners with environmental projects on their properties. A Landcare co-ordinator is employed by each Landcare network.
Contact - The Latrobe Catchment Landcare Co-ordinator:
West Gipps Catchment Management Authority - Ph:1300 094 262
Contact - The Westernport area facilitator:
Cardinia Environment Coalition office, Pakenham - Ph:5941 8446
Local Landcare Groups are as follows:
Each Landcare Group Name links to their contact page.
For more information contact:
Natural Environment Team on 5624 2409