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?
Phillip Island Landcare Group are having their Annual General Meeting on Sunday 9th of November 2014 including a BBQ lunch, presentation of awards and a tour of winning properties. Hope to see you there.
On the 8th of November the Bass Coast Landcare Network will be holding it's 2014 AGM at the property of Bruce and Anna Spiden in Glen Forbes. The day will include the meeting, to be followed by lunch and Rob Fenton will be attending as our guest speaker. Rob will discuss growing a local food economy and how to produce and distribute local food a fibre within the local market, marketing and branding of Bass Coast products and the development and promotion of a clean, regenerative local agricultural 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.
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.
There's no better time than now to support the Bass Coast Landcare Network. With impending budget cuts to the Landcare Program we need Landcare Networks and Groups across Australia to be more self sufficient to be able to continue undertaking Landcare works into the future.
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