2023 Landcare Week August 7 – 13
Posted on 9 August, 2023 by Hadley Cole
This week marks 2023’s Landcare week from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 August. The theme for this year is:
Be inspired, be empowered, be a Landcarer
Landcare Week is a time for Landcarers to take a moment to reflect on the incredible work they achieve in protecting, enhancing, restoring and promoting local biodiversity. Without Landcare in our region much of the local natural landscapes would be left forgotten and degraded.
As a local resident of the Mount Alexander/ Leanganook region you may frequent Landcare sites on your regular adventures out into the natural world without even realising it. As you walk the dog along Campbells Creek, ride your bike around Harcourt, go for a run along Forest Creek, enjoy the peacefulness of the Loddon River in Newstead or Guildford, take the kids out adventuring around Maldon, chances are you will regularly come into contact with conservation works that have been lovingly carried out by the many and dedicated Landcare volunteers of our region.
This Landcare Week we encourage you to take a moment and reflect on the many hands that have cared for and continue to care for the lands across our beautiful region.
Being a Landcarer can be extremely hard work, but there are also many rewards. There is the satisfaction of contributing to a healthy landscape, creating habitat for native plants and animals. We also recognise there are benefits from connecting to the land, meeting people, making social connections and learning new skills. New research now shows Landcare can also improve personal wellbeing. To read more about the benefits of being a Landcarer – click here
To discover your local Landcare group head to the Connecting Country website – click here
Or get in touch with our Landcare Facilitator Hadley; email@example.com
To learn more about Landcare in our region and to discover the benefits of working to nurture and protect the local environment please see the Landcare video below.