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?
It'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.
Ten 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
Come along and join in National Tree Day on the 27th of July
The Three Creeks Landcare Group would like to invite the community to help revegetate a section of the Kilcunda Foreshore reserve. The Planting will increase the biodiversity of the area and create habitat for the threatened species such as the Hooded Plover and White Faced Chat. The project is funded through Community Coastcare and Bass Coast Shire Council. Click here for more details.
The Phillip Island Landcare Group would also like to invite you to participate in a National Tree Day Planting at the Cleeland Farm from 10-2pm. This planting is to restore remnant areas of vegetation that filter water running off from farm land into Westernport Bay. Click here for more details.
The 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.
There's no better time than now to support the Bass Coast Landcare Network. With impending budget cuts to the Landcare Program we need Landcare Networks and Groups across Australia to be more self sufficient to be able to continue undertaking Landcare works into the future.
All donations over $2 are tax deductable. If you would like to make a donation via internet banking follow this link for our account details or alternatively please click here to download the donation form. Click the above title to read more.