Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

New Landcare stories booklet available

Posted on 20 February, 2019 by Asha

Readers of our local Midland Express newspaper in 2018 were treated to a series of ‘Landcare stories’, published each month as part of Connecting Country’s ‘Nature News’ series. These stories are now available to read in electronic format (as pdf file), or as a printed booklet. Click here to download the file, or drop in to the Connecting Country office for a hard copy.

Taradale Landcare members at Barkly Park in Taradale (Photo by Brian Bainbridge)

There are nine stories, titled:

  • Historic gum trees of Maldon
  • The birth of the Cactus Warriors!
  • A tiny frog inspires land restoration
  • Barkers Creek gets beautiful
  • From tip to bushland: Sandy Creek Landcare success
  • Helicopters to the rescue
  • A cup of tea to care for Jim Crow Creek
  • A community cares for Campbells Creek
  • The restoration of Taradale Landcare

The stories were jointly written by Sarah Edwards and Landcare volunteers between 2017 and 2018, and edited by Connecting Country. This followed a series of interviews between Sarah and local Landcarers, who included Bev Phillips, Lee Mead, Christine Kilmartin, Daryl Colless, Lois Larkman, Christine Brooke, Maurie Dynon, Thea King and Brian Bainbridge. They cover a small portion of the work done by Landcare and Friends groups in the Mount Alexander region of central Victoria.

Thank you to all who dedicated time to put these together and help share some of the many Landcare stories out there.

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