Landcare on the Mornington Peninsula
Landcare is a ’grass-roots’ organisation formed by people who seek to protect and repair their local environment and contribute to sustainable landscapes. Run by local volunteers, Landcare involves more than 4000 groups across Australia working together to do something practical about protecting and restoring Australia’s unique environment.
Locally, the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Groups make up the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network.
The network wasestablished to assist local landcare groups to deal more effectively with the administration of large-scale projects and to provide a way for groups to deal with cross-boundary issues such as weeds and pests as well as developing biolinks across the landscape.
Examples of Landcare activities include: ▪
- Regional coordinated weed and pest control (including foxes and cats)
- Sustainable agriculture focusing on environmental and economical outcomes
- Field days
- Protecting remnant vegetation
- Revegetation of waterway
- Development of habitat corridors
- Cooperative strategies for local land degradation issues
The Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network has developed a brochure for landholders on rural land called the “Small Rural Property Guide” (A resource for common land management issues on small rural properties)
Download: Mornington Peninsula Small Rural Property Guide(PDF, 1MB)
Environmental care volunteering opportunities can be found on the Volunteering Mornington Peninsula website.
If you would like to become involved in Landcare, please contact:
Landcare Facilitator Jacqui Salter
Phone: 0408 213 079