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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demonstrating-sustainableThe 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.

demonstrating-sustainableAre you a farmer who has a great idea relating to sustainable agriculture and would like to test your idea to see if it actually works? Have you ever wished that funding was available to trial something that you think has great benefit to the farming community? This is your opportunity! The Western Port Catchment Landcare Network can assist farmers to establish demonstration sites on up to 40 farms within the Western Port or Yarra catchments to showcase sustainable farming practices. Expression on Interests and more information is available in Word Format and PDF Format.

futurehomesYou 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.

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Bass Coast Landcare Network invites new and experienced landholders to participate in a series of new field days. Partiicipants visit local properties to learn first hand about the best ways to manage vegetation on farm properties, not only to increase aesthetic value but with the added benefit of increasing farm productivity. Click on the above title to read more.
 
 
 

Planting-Day-ImageIt's that time of year where we do, what we do best. Planting! Check out the dates scheduled for our planting days and be sure to put them in your diary and join us in revegetating the Bass Coast and getting our hands dirty.

Please be sure to check the schedule regulary as dates may vary depending on weather forecasts.

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Come and test your knowledge at the Bass Valley Trivia night to be held on the 30th of August at the Corinella Community Center. Click here for more details. RSVP to Joel Geoghegan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

woody-weedingTen years is a long time, but that’s how long the Bass Coast Landcare Network and Holden have been partnering to revegetate areas in and around the Bass River including the 1950s partially cleared grazing site that has become a Holden icon and at 880hectares - one of the largest privately owned patches of remnant vegetation; the Lang Lang Proving Ground.

Over that time the Network, supporting 10 local Landcare groups - with a combined membership of over 800 families - has focused on works that have improved the quality of water in the Bass River and the establishment of vegetation corridors between the proving ground and other native vegetation remnants.  More than 130,000 indigenous plants have been established across 50 properties, with seed gathered from the proving ground being used to direct seed and to propagate tube stock. Click the above title to read more

Coming Events

Sat Sep 06, 2014 @10:00 - 03:00PM Korumburra Planting Day

Korumburra - Kongwak Rd, Korumburra -Contact Dave Bateman on 0488 399 151 for more information

Mon Sep 08, 2014 @17:30 - Wonthaggi Urban Group Meeting Meeting

5:30pm (2nd Monday of every month) Venues Change each month. Contact Lisa Wangman for further details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wed Sep 10, 2014 @19:00 - Phillip Island Group Meeting

2nd Wedesday of Every 2nd Month, 7:00pm. Venue changes. Please contact Lisa Wangman for further details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat Sep 13, 2014 @10:00 - 03:00PM 3 Creeks Planting Day

McDowells Rd, Woolamai - Contact Dave Bateman on 0488 399 151 for more information

Sun Sep 14, 2014 @10:00 - Future Homes Program - Tour

Future Homes tour for sustainable Homes day - RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thu Sep 18, 2014 @10:00 - 03:00PM Korumburra Planting Day

240 Lomagnos Rd, Outtrim - Contact Dave Bateman on 0488 399 151 for more information

NEW Video Clips!

Click here to go to our Video clips page. Videos include interviews, technical advice and all things Landcare.

Project Funding

Interested in applying for funding??? Then fill in our Expression of Interest Form and return it to us now!

Trustee Application Form

Interested in becoming a Trustee? Click here to download the Trustee Application form.

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