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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2016 07 21   Plant a TreeTREE PLANTING EVENT

When:        Saturday 13 August 2016. 10am to 2pm

Where:       148 Rhyll Newhaven Road, Rhyll 

 

Come along and join the Phillip Island Landcare Group for this community tree planting event. Over 1000 plants need to be planted and guarded so bring your gumboots, gloves and enthusiasm. You will be rewarded with a BBQ lunch afterwards so you won’t go home with an empty stomach. Please ensure you wear weather appropriate clothing. Click here for further details.



2016 07 14 Westernport Water Colour TMCome along and join the Bass Coast Landcare Network for this Westernport Water Partnership planting event.

The planting is at the property of Alister McBride, along Tenant Creek, which flows into the Candowie Reservoir.

This project is part of a large restoration project being undertaken on the property and is also supported by Melbourne Waters Stream Frontage Management Program.

1,000 plants need to be planted on thsi day, so bring along your gumboots, gloves and enthusiasm. You will be reqarded with a delicious BBQ lunch agerwards, so you will not go home with an empty stomach.

Please ensure you wear weather appropriate clothing.

For more information please contact Joel on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see our flyer.

See you there!

The Demonstrating Sustainable Farm Practives project in partnership with the Bass Coast Landcare Network has pronounced a series of fact sheets to support landowners on their journey to sustainable land management.

These fact sheets are designed to provide a general guide and focus on teh themes of SHARE, LEARN, and ACTION. 

Please make use of these fact sheets and good luck on your jorney to sustainable land management. 

Healthy resilient communities are what we all strive for, people and organisations working together to improve our natural and built environments and to enhance social knowledge and capacity.

It is with this vision that Westernport Water and the Bass Coast Landcare Network first entered into a partnership back in 1999.

Today, the partnership is still strong and is built on the key themes of good governance, trust, flexibility and a shared commitment to improving biodiversity in the Bass Coast region.

Read more about this partnership here, or contact Joel Geoghegan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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The Bass Coast Landcare Networks' planting season is upon us. Why not come and join us, enjoy a delicious lunch and a day out. 

We have just over 140,000 plants to go in across the whole network this planting season, so there is a lot of work to do!

Why not look at our planting schedule here, and work out which of our community planting days (maybe even more than one) that you would like to attend. 

Please get in contact with your local landcare group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.us, or call on 03 5678 2335 to register your interest.

Hope to see you soon at a planting. Don't forget to check out the schedule here

2016 06 27   Healthy Soils photoAs part of the West Gippsland Healthy Soils Sustainable Farms program the Bass Coast Landcare Network is hosting a field day event at Prom Country Cheese, scheduled for 15 July 2016. 

Come and meet Prom Country Cheese landowners Burke and Bronwyn Brandon, and hear their land management story.

This field day will discuss how soil management planning has benefited their Sheep Dairy operation. Senior Soil scientist, Declan McDonald will be on hand to discuss the finer points of soil health and how sustainable managment can benefit production and reduce costs.

A tour of the property will also look at other innovations and the cheese making operation.

For more information or a flyer click here. If you are interested in attending this event please contact Bass Coast Landcare Network; Joel Geoghegan on either 5678 2335 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Bookings are essential. 

Community, agencies and organisations have collaborated to develop a strategy to reduce rabbit numbers to protect biodiversity, agricultural and social amenity assets in the Bass Coast Landcare Network area.

The need for a rabbit strategy was identified through strong working partnerships between the Bass Coast Shire Council, Bass Coast Landcare Network, and the Phillip Island Nature Parks. Several additional stakeholders and key land managers were invited to form a working group, set the terms of reference, and steer the development of this strategy. They include Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria, South Gippsland Water, VicRoads, and Westernport Water.

Further information and the full report is available here

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