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?


Love Food Hate WasteAre you concerned about food waste energy and resource conservation then come and join in the discussion with the Kongwak Hills Landcare Group for dinner and the movie JUST EAT IT at the Kongwak Hall 7pm on Friday the 18th September. The Group will be cooking a community meal which encourages us all to make the most of what we have currently growing in our gardens or stored away in our pantries/freezers. Click on the image left to see the flyer.

The French Island Landcare Group is running a series of two field days which will help participants learn the values of native vegetation and the benefits it can provide to agriculture. The dates of the event are September 12th and October 24th. Day one will visit two properties on the beautiful French Island. Day two will visit two best practice properties in Bass Coast. If you are interested in attending please contact Lisa Wangman on 5951 3329 or 0409 366 914 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Refer to flyer for further details

PPA-works-continuesTo allay any concerns, be assured that the Pest Plant and Animal functions of the Bass Coast Landcare Network have not disappeared. The same partnerships and functions will continue as before (see PPA page), and as these functions are core to any Landcare network, efforts for increasing the funding for PPA activities will continue. With that in mind, we are very keen to hear about any projects groups or individuals might like to undertake. If you have any ideas please contact Robbie Gray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0448 386 724.

orchard-plantingsThanks to the hardworking efforts of Year 9 Students from Phillip Islands Newhaven College the Phillip Island Community Orchard horticultural demonstration project is up and running.  On a cold and rainy afternoon, 20 students worked with project coordinator Adrian James to spread mulch, plant 500 seedlings and sow a perimeter crop of Comfrey roots as a weed and pest suppressant.  

Read more in the Orchard Press Release

bcln-plantingGet ready for another big Bass Coast Landcare planting season fine lunch’s and exercise awaits those who would like to do something great for the environment and their neighbouring farmers.

All Plantings start at 10am and finish up around 1 pm bring your gumboots and lots of energy.  Download the Planting Schedule

PILG-Planting-photoPhillip Island Landcare group invites the community to participate in this year’s Community Planting days. We have four dates (see flyer), and a range of great properties, come along with your friends and your family, get your hands dirty and enjoy a free BBQ lunch afterwards. All days run from 9.30am to 1pm and more details can be found by clicking on this link for the flyer. RSVP’s are essential so we have enough tools and food for everyone to Lisa on 0409 366 914 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mike CleelandBass Coast Landcare Network board has welcomed the election of its new Chair Mike Cleeland.

Mike Cleeland has been involved with the Bass Coast Landcare Network since its inception, and is a long time, active volunteer with the Landcare movement.

Read the press release about this appointment.