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?
You are invited to participate in the Future Homes Program. Run by the Bass Coast Shire Council, in collaboration with the Bass Coast Landcare Network. This program is designed to help you save money, create a sustainable home and prepare you for impacts of climate change.
Bass Valley Landcare Group are having their Annual General Meeting on the 15th of October 2014 with a BBQ dinner and a Guest speaker attending. Further details are on the flyer
On Friday the 17th of October, DFP staff from Victorian branches will be joining forces with Bass Coast Landcare to undertake revegetation in the Bass Coast. This is the inaugural planting day of what we anticipate to be a great partnership.
Over the past 8 weeks the Bass Coast Landcare Network groups have planted 50000 plants through a combination of Community planting events, corporate planting days and the Bass Coast Landcare Network works crew. The Largest planting was at Peter Xuerbs and Melanie Durkins property at Kongwak. The Bass Coast Landcare Networks works crew with the help of the Korumburra and Kongwak Landcare groups planted a total of 18000 indigenous plants at the Foster creek site over a two week period.This sight is of great importance as it is so large in scale and it will form the missing link in continuous vegetation along 7km of Foster creek. Bass Coast Landcare network has worked in partnership with the West Gippsland Catchment management authority who has removed the willows from the site.
Local Landcare identity Lew Potter was fossicking around a Numurkah storeroom some time ago and stumbled upon an old records book from the Dookie Courthouse. A history buff , Lew began reading through the ledgers for interesting stories and anecdotes from the goings on of the district courthouse during the period around 1898. It did not take long for Lew to discover a story which has some relevance to our ‘war against weeds’, and puts into context the seriousness with which the authorities at that time took with matters of the threat posed by invasive weed species.
The Fert$mart project aims to assist dairy farmers with their soil and fertility management. Benefits of Fert$mart are many including; on farm savings of nutrients resulting in financial rewards, determining the right product for your soils, at the right rates and potentially nutrients being retained on farm resulting in less nutrients entering the broader catchment.