Bass Coast Landcare Welcomes You

home1-100How important is our land?

Have you, like us, ever considered how important the land actually is to us?  How vital its proper management and continuing health are to our well being and economy?

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futurehomesYou are invited to participate in the Future Homes Program. Run by the Bass Coast Shire Council, in collaboration with the Bass Coast Landcare Network.  This program is designed to help you save money, create a sustainable home and prepare you for impacts of climate change. Click here for more details.

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Bass Coast Landcare Network invites new and experienced landholders to participate in a series of new field days. Partiicipants visit local properties to learn first hand about the best ways to manage vegetation on farm properties, not only to increase aesthetic value but with the added benefit of increasing farm productivity. Click on the above title to read more.
 
 
 

Planting-Day-ImageIt's that time of year where we do, what we do best. Planting! Check out the dates scheduled for our planting days and be sure to put them in your diary and join us in revegetating the Bass Coast and getting our hands dirty.

Please be sure to check the schedule regulary as dates may vary depending on weather forecasts.

BV-logoCome and test your knowledge at the Bass Valley Trivia night to be held on the 30th of August at the Corinella Community Center. Click here for more details. RSVP to Joel Geoghegan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

woody-weedingTen years is a long time, but that’s how long the Bass Coast Landcare Network and Holden have been partnering to revegetate areas in and around the Bass River including the 1950s partially cleared grazing site that has become a Holden icon and at 880hectares - one of the largest privately owned patches of remnant vegetation; the Lang Lang Proving Ground.

Over that time the Network, supporting 10 local Landcare groups - with a combined membership of over 800 families - has focused on works that have improved the quality of water in the Bass River and the establishment of vegetation corridors between the proving ground and other native vegetation remnants.  More than 130,000 indigenous plants have been established across 50 properties, with seed gathered from the proving ground being used to direct seed and to propagate tube stock. Click the above title to read more

darylCompost and Acid Root Mat Field day at Daryl and Margret Hooks Property Pound Creek Thursday July 31st 10am till 1 pm. This Field day will look at a Compost and Lime Demonstration site on the Hook farm. The Hook family in Partnership with WGCMA, DEPI and Basscoast Landcare are looking at the effects of putting compost made on farm, from green waste and Chicken Litter onto Acid Root mat effected pastures. We are trying out the compost with Lime at 3 different rates and will be assessing the demonstration site over a 5 year period. We have Declan Mcdonald (Compost expert, Soil health consultant) as the main guest speaker. There will be a free BBQ lunch and information booklet for all attendees please contact Dave Bateman on 0488399151 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Click here for flyer

Bass-Coast-Landcare-SmallThe West Gippsland Healthy Soils - Sustainable Farms project assists farmers to access and make sense of the latest science, identify soil constraints within their production system, implement best practice and trial innovative approaches to manage these constraints. As a part of the project the West Gippsland CMA will support farmers to conduct planning across Gippsland over the next 5 years  ” please click here to download an expression of interest form to register.

Coming Events

Thu Jul 31, 2014 @10:00 - 01:00PM Compost and Acid Root Mat Field Day

320 Pound Creek Road, Pound Creek RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Click here for flyer

 

Mon Aug 11, 2014 Agricultural Chemical Users Permit Course

3 day ACUP (Agricultural Chemical Users Permit) course and 1 day refresher cost $150 for Landcare Members full course and $80 for refresher. Course to be run out of Leongatha.  Contact Dave Bateman to sign up at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 0488399151. 

Mon Aug 11, 2014 @17:30 - Wonthaggi Urban Group Meeting Meeting

5:30pm (2nd Monday of every month) Venues Change each month. Contact Lisa Wangman for further details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tue Aug 12, 2014 @18:00 - Board Meeting

Wonthaggi Council Offices - Board Meeting - Preliminary June Reports - July Solvency

Wed Aug 13, 2014 Vegetation Management Course - How do you do it? Remnant Vegetation

Looking after remnants, techniques, natural regeneration and protection.  Click here for more details. RSVP - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon Aug 18, 2014 Agricultural Chemical Users Permit Course

3 day ACUP (Agricultural Chemical Users Permit) course and 1 day refresher cost $150 for Landcare Members full course and $80 for refresher. Course to be run out of Leongatha.  Contact Dave Bateman to sign up at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 0488399151. 

NEW Video Clips!

Click here to go to our Video clips page. Videos include interviews, technical advice and all things Landcare.

Project Funding

Interested in applying for funding??? Then fill in our Expression of Interest Form and return it to us now!

Trustee Application Form

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