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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PPA-works-continuesTo allay any concerns, be assured that the Pest Plant and Animal functions of the Bass Coast Landcare Network have not disappeared. The same partnerships and functions will continue as before (see PPA page), and as these functions are core to any Landcare network, efforts for increasing the funding for PPA activities will continue. With that in mind, we are very keen to hear about any projects groups or individuals might like to undertake. If you have any ideas please contact Robbie Gray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0448 386 724.

orchard-plantingsThanks to the hardworking efforts of Year 9 Students from Phillip Islands Newhaven College the Phillip Island Community Orchard horticultural demonstration project is up and running.  On a cold and rainy afternoon, 20 students worked with project coordinator Adrian James to spread mulch, plant 500 seedlings and sow a perimeter crop of Comfrey roots as a weed and pest suppressant.  

Read more in the Orchard Press Release

bcln-plantingGet ready for another big Bass Coast Landcare planting season fine lunch’s and exercise awaits those who would like to do something great for the environment and their neighbouring farmers.

All Plantings start at 10am and finish up around 1 pm bring your gumboots and lots of energy.  Download the Planting Schedule

PILG-Planting-photoPhillip Island Landcare group invites the community to participate in this year’s Community Planting days. We have four dates (see flyer), and a range of great properties, come along with your friends and your family, get your hands dirty and enjoy a free BBQ lunch afterwards. All days run from 9.30am to 1pm and more details can be found by clicking on this link for the flyer. RSVP’s are essential so we have enough tools and food for everyone to Lisa on 0409 366 914 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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.

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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