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?


planting-dayThe Bass Valley Landcare Group, with support from Holden, would like to invite you to a working bee on 3-Aug-2015 at the Bass Arboretum and then a planting session at Ian and Joan James’ property.  

The working bee will provide you with an opportunity to learn about your local environment and experience how community groups undertake revegetation.

To find out more, download the Bass Valley Holden Planting Day flyer

Bass-Coast-Green-CarpetBlundstones and Hard Yacka were on show as over 150 people walked down the ‘Green Carpet’ to celebrate 25 amazing Landcare champions from across West Gippsland on Friday 24 April. The green carpet greeted arrivals at the Landcare in West Gippsland Green Carpet Showcase event held to celebrate Landcare individuals, groups and partnerships, as well as sustainable agricultural innovators and young people who are championing the connection between environment and productivity.

Find out more about the recognition of Landcare champions.

Bruce-PascoePort Phillip & Westernport CMA invites you to hear from guest speaker Bruce Pascoe on Aboriginal land management, with reference to his latest book, Dark Emu.
When: Monday May 11, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00pm
Where: Tooradin Hall, 11 Tooradin-Station Road, Tooradin

Find out more on this event from the Bruce Pascoe flyer

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.

timber-cornerPhillip Island Landcare group has received great news that four applications for funding from the Victorian and Australian Governments were successful. Funded activities for 2015 now include tree planting and fencing subsidies for landholders. We are now looking for people interested in planting, whether it’s a shelterbelt to provide protection for your stock and pasture, to improve a degraded part of your property or provide a link between vegetation patches to assist local wildlife. Call or email Landcare staff member Lisa Wangman on  (03) 5951 3329, 0409 366 914 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a site visit for advice on designing a project and meeting the guidelines for funding assistance. Project proposals are then put to the Phillip Island Landcare Group Committee for funding approval and successful landholders will then sign management agreements with Landcare and conduct their project.

PScourseExiting update! Solutions on Farm series - Now free to participants and new incentives available!

Participants can now attend the remaining sessions free of charge and will be eligible to apply for incentives to implement works related to each topic on their own properties due to the confirmation today of new funding to support the series.
We need your help to ensure we get enough numbers so we can run these days on Pasture, Water, Innovations on Farm, Pest plants and animals, Farm vegetation and layout. It’s a great opportunity to get advice from Industry and Government experts on your own situation and discuss solutions to improve your production. We encourage you to spread the word and the flyer attached to your friends and family or anyone that might be interested.
Some dates and locations have been changed so please download the updated Solutions on Farm flyer and contact Landcare staff member Lisa Wangman on 0409 366 914 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BBMB-facilitites200Learn plant identification, seed collection and propagation skills

Have you ever wondered how plants you get from the nursery for your planting projects have been grown? Come along to a free workshop series in 2015 to learn basic plant identification, seed collection and propagation skills with help from Barb Martin Bushbank Community Nursery and Phillip Island Landcare Group staff. 

Download the full two page Bushbank Workshop flyer with information on the series and a timetable of dates for the year.

All days will start at the Barb Martin Bushbank (second car park at the Koala Conservation Centre Complex, 1790 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Phillip Island) and there will be two per month until June and then one per month until December this year.  For more information and to RSVP contact Lisa Wangman at 0409 366 914 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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