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?


2016 08 09   Seed Workshop 2Volunteering at the nursery is a great way to learn how to grow native plants and to meet others with similar interests.

A regular volunteer group is being set up to help with all aspects of growing native plants, including pricking out, potting up, seed cleaning and sorting and more. Come along to the first meeting on Friday 26 August 2016, 9.30am - 12:00pm, with a free lunch provided afterwards.

Tour the nursery and see if you’d like to join the group. More information here. Please RSVP by Tuesday 23 August 2016, to Robbie, 5678 2335,  0448 386 724 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BCLN works crew members Derek Snowden and Mark Rowe at the new nursery

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If you’d like to learn how to identify native plants and collect seed then come along to the free workshop in Bass on Friday 19th August, 9.30am - 2:00pm.

We’ll cover basic plant identification for seed collectors, what to collect and when, and how to collect seed safely. Participants will try out seed collecting equipment and will learn how to clean, store and prepare seed for use.

See the flyer here and RSVP by Tuesday 16 August 2016 to Robbie Gray 5678 2335,
0448 386 724 or, 
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BCLN trainee Luke Phillips collecting Eucalypt seed with the pole loppers

The Demonstrating Sustainable Farm Practices 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 the themes of SHARE, LEARN, and ACTION. 

Please make use of these fact sheets and good luck on your journey 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, 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

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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 The Bass Coast Landcare Network Public Fund is looking to encourage individuals and community groups alike to submit project applications, no matter how large or small, for consideration.

This second round of applications will close on Sunday 31st July.

For more information or to apply for the funds click here.

Alternatively if you wish to help by making a donation. All donations over $2 are tax deductable. For a donation form click here