Linking up Landcare
Posted on 14 March, 2019 by Asha
So many stories, so little time! Thirteen of our local Landcare and Friends groups shared stories of their work with about forty other fellow Landcarers and other community members at the recent Landcare Link-up. It was great to see so many inspiring Landcarers in the same space, and hear about the great work being done in our community to care for the land.
With so many stories to share, we can’t fit them all into one blog post! So here is a small taste of what each group spoke about – if anything piques your interest, please go ahead and contact the group to chat more!
Friends of Campbells Creek Landcare – Proposed project for platypus monitoring using DNA sampling in Campbells Creek.
Nuggetty Land Protection Group – Launch of their most recent publication, the ‘A History of Seventeen Central Victoria Schools’, and their struggle with kangaroo population numbers.
Tarrangower Cactus Control Group – Using Cochineal beetles as biocontrol to support Wheel Cactus management.
Maldon Urban Landcare Group – Monitoring and protecting large old trees on public land in Maldon.
Elphinstone Land Management Association – Successful projects including an arboretum, winter solstice bonfire and nature walks.
Golden Point Landcare – Dealing with the challenges of climate change impacts, e.g., new weeds, lower revegetation survival rates.
McKenzies Hill Action and Landcare – Impacts of cats on wildlife and challenges of encouraging responsible pet ownership.
Muckleford Catchment Landcare – Keeping Landcare fun with activities such as bike rides, kid-friendly working bees and social gatherings.
Barkers Creek Landcare and Wildlife Group – Successes of their group, including holding meetings over morning tea at working bees, the ‘B-team’ works crew, and following up on-ground works with maintenance.
Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests – FOBIF’s 2019 walks program, which are held on the third Sunday of the month.
Guildford and Upper Loddon Landcare – Revegetation project on the Guildford Plateau to provide wildlife corridors and shelter belts.
Taradale Landcare – Collecting and propagating seed has created many learning and community engagement opportunities.
Post Office Hill Action Group – The history of Post Office Hill and information about a new map soon to be released.
For contact details and more information about the Landcare and Friends groups in the Mount Alexander region, CLICK HERE.