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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Come & and Join us for a night of movies and delicious local foods at either Newhaven or Kongwak

A joyful film about connecting to the land and the community. Produced over 4 years, it follows the Salatins. A 4th generation farming family who use the symbiotic relationships of animals and their natural functions to produce high quality, nutirent dense products. 

Kongwak:     Friday 2 September from 6:30 pm for more details click here

Newhaven:  Friday 16 September from 6:30 pm for more details click here

This is a free event, but bookings are essential. Please RSVP to either:

Kellie Nichols: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jill Vella: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

2016 08 16   Dog PicCome along and join us at the Inlet Hotel, Inverloch, to enjoy a beautiful meal with your fellow Landcare member friends.

We will be having Bruce Gibson, a Worksafe Agricultural team leader, giving a talk on Farm Safety and the new Rebate that will be made available to primary producers for roll over protection for quad bikes and side by side farm vehicles.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 29 August 2016 at 6pm

Please rsvp to Bob Milner at Anderson Inlet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Daryl Hook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information please see our flyer here.

2016 08 16   Orange Parrot.pngThe Powlett Project Landcare Group invites you to assist in replanting indigenous vegetation along the Powlett River. The planting site is along the river at Clive Hollins farm, Mauka. The site has high conservation significance and is part of a major project.

The planting will have multiple benefits including increasing Orange Bellied Parrot and Australian Grayling habitat.

We will also be treated to an Indigenous cultural induction from the Bunurong Land Council. This will be delivered over lunch overlooking the Poweltt Estuary. This project has been jointly funded through the State Government and WGCMA River Health Program. It will be held on Saturday 3 September 10am - 2pm

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

We look forward to seeing you there.

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

2016 08 09   Seed Workshop 1

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.